Event: Black Bear Double
Includes the following events: Half Marathon and 5K (timed)
Challenge yourself with the Black Bear Double! Complete 2 beautiful races in 1 amazing weekend! Then spend the rest of your trip discovering the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Black Bear Double registration includes the following:
- Great Smoky Mtns. 5K race entry
- Great Smoky Mtns. Half Marathon race entry
- Race Shirt
- HydraPouch (if requested)
- 1 Great Smoky Mtns. 5K finisher medal
- 1 Great Smoky Mtns. Half Marathon finisher medal
- 1 Black Bear Double medal
- 1 extra swag item (e.g., tech tee, cotton shirt, sweatshirt, hat, etc.)

NOTE
Black Bear Double medal and swag cannot be bought, they must be earned!
Event Dates: Friday September 11, 2020 - Saturday September 12, 2020
Start Time: 6:30pm EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Price: $225 $170.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $200.00 after March 1, 2020 at 1:59am EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
November 15, 2019, 10:00am EST March 1, 2020, 1:59am EST $225 $170.00 Race Fee
March 2, 2020, 2:00am EST June 7, 2020, 1:59am EDT $225 $200.00 Race Fee
June 8, 2020, 2:00am EDT September 11, 2020, 7:00pm EDT $225.00 Race Fee
Event: Half Marathon
This is a 13.1 mi course in Townsend, TN, United States. The route has a total ascent of 727.48 ft and has a maximum elevation of 1,156.23 ft. The course is only slightly uphill so there should be plenty of time for walkers.

This will be an "open course" meaning there will be cars on the road as well as runners. There are sections on main roads where traffic may be heavy. These spots on the course could get a little crowded.

The course will be well marked but it is your responsibility to stay to the right when running with traffic and be courteous and mindful of cars and other runners. DO NOT step off the course into traffic, you will be disqualified. We want you to stay safe. Be courteous.

NOTE
Just running each individual race doesn't qualify you for the Black Bear Double medals and swag. You need to register for the Black Bear Double specifically.
Event Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
Start Time: 7:00am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Price: $149 $109.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $129.00 after March 1, 2020 at 1:59am EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
November 15, 2019, 10:00am EST March 1, 2020, 1:59am EST $149 $109.00 Race Fee
March 2, 2020, 2:00am EST June 7, 2020, 1:59am EDT $149 $129.00 Race Fee
June 8, 2020, 2:00am EDT September 12, 2020, 7:00pm EDT $149.00 Race Fee
Event: 5Ks
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Event: 5K (timed)
The 5K course is going to be in Townsend, TN, on the Townsend Historical Trail. The race will finish in front of the Tally Ho Inn.

**2020 Course TBD**
The Great Smoky Mountains 5K is a popular race which has made for a very crowded path during the race the past couple of years. We are looking for an alternative 5K course to alleviate congestion. Stay tuned for course updates.

NOTE
Just running each individual race doesn't qualify you for the Black Bear Double medals and swag. You need to register for the Black Bear Double specifically.
Event Date: Friday September 11, 2020
Start Time: 6:30pm EDT
End Time: 8:30pm EDT
Price: $55 $45.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $50.00 after March 1, 2020 at 1:59am EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
November 15, 2019, 10:00am EST March 1, 2020, 1:59am EST $55 $45.00 Race Fee
March 2, 2020, 2:00am EST June 7, 2020, 1:59am EDT $55 $50.00 Race Fee
June 8, 2020, 2:00am EDT September 11, 2020, 7:00pm EDT $55.00 Race Fee
Event: 5K "Fun Run" (not timed)
The 5K course is going to be in Townsend, TN, on the Townsend Historical Trail. The race will finish in front of the Tally Ho Inn.

**2020 Course TBD**
The Great Smoky Mountains 5K is a popular race which has made for a very crowded path during the race the past couple of years. We are looking for an alternative 5K course to alleviate congestion. Stay tuned for course updates.

NOTE
Just running each individual race doesn't qualify you for the Black Bear Double medals and swag. You need to register for the Black Bear Double specifically.
Event Date: Friday September 11, 2020
Start Time: 6:30pm EDT
End Time: 8:30pm EDT
Price: $50 $40.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $45.00 after March 1, 2020 at 1:59am EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
November 15, 2019, 10:00am EST March 1, 2020, 1:59am EST $50 $40.00 Race Fee
March 2, 2020, 2:00am EST June 7, 2020, 1:59am EDT $50 $45.00 Race Fee
June 8, 2020, 2:00am EDT September 11, 2020, 6:00pm EDT $50.00 Race Fee
Event: Charity Bibs
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Event: Black Bear Double Charity Bib
Includes the following events: Half Marathon and 5K (timed)
As part of our ongoing effort to raise money for the National Parks, we’re excited to offer Charity Bibs for the Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon!

Registering for a charity bib is a serious commitment, so please don't take it lightly.

By claiming a charity bib, you're committing to raise $1,200 through our registration system. 100% of the money raised will be donated to our designated charity partner, Friends of the Smokies.

You will have until 2 weeks before race weekend to raise the required funds. If by the deadline you are short of the total, you will be charged the remainder. (For example, if you raise $900 by the deadline, you will be charged the remaining $300.) If you raise the full $1,200 or more, you will not be charged anything.

Your race registration is also included in your charity bib registration, so you’ll be asked things like preferred shirt size, hydration method, etc.

We’re excited about this opportunity to raise additional money for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to do some good! Thank you for helping us!
Event Dates: Friday September 11, 2020 - Saturday September 12, 2020
Start Time: 6:30pm EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration Limit: 50 spots left.
Price: $225 $0.00 Race Fee
Registration: Registration ends September 11, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
November 15, 2019, 10:00am EST September 11, 2020, 1:00pm EDT $225 $0.00 Race Fee

Fundraiser Entries

The race fee is waived if you set up a fundraiser with a minimum of $1,200 donations.

Event: Half Marathon Charity Bib
Includes the following events: Half Marathon
As part of our ongoing effort to raise money for the National Parks, we’re excited to offer Charity Bibs for the Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon!

Registering for a charity bib is a serious commitment, so please don't take it lightly.

By claiming a charity bib, you're committing to raise $1,000 through our registration system. 100% of the money raised will be donated to our designated charity partner, Friends of the Smokies.

You will have until 2 weeks before race weekend to raise the required funds. If by the deadline you are short of the total, you will be charged the remainder. (For example, if you raise $900 by the deadline, you will be charged the remaining $100.) If you raise the full $1,000 or more, you will not be charged anything.

Your race registration is also included in your charity bib registration, so you’ll be asked things like preferred shirt size, hydration method, etc.

We’re excited about this opportunity to raise additional money for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to do some good! Thank you for helping us!
Event Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
Start Time: 7:00am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration Limit: 50 spots left.
Price: $149 $0.00 Race Fee
Registration: Registration ends September 11, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
November 15, 2019, 10:00am EST September 11, 2020, 1:00pm EDT $149 $0.00 Race Fee

Fundraiser Entries

The race fee is waived if you set up a fundraiser with a minimum of $1,000 donations.

Vacation Races covers all processing fees for this race.