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 $200.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $225.00 after June 8, 2020 at 1:59am EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 9, 2020, 2:00am EDT June 8, 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 $129.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $149.00 after June 8, 2020 at 1:59am EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 9, 2020, 2:00am EDT June 8, 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 $50.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $55.00 after June 8, 2020 at 1:59am EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 9, 2020, 2:00am EDT June 8, 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 $45.00 Race Fee
Registration: Price increases to $50.00 after June 8, 2020 at 1:59am EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 9, 2020, 2:00am EDT June 8, 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)
Raise a minimum of $1,200 to support the communities in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and we'll waive your race entry fee.

The Charity Bib program is a serious commitment, so please don’t take this lightly. You will have until 2 weeks prior to the race to raise the funds and become eligible to run. If you are short of meeting your goal and would still like to participate, you'll be charged the remainder of the fundraising commitment. All donations are final.

As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all 14 races) you will win a race entry, flight and hotel accommodations for a 2021 half marathon of your choice!
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
Raise a minimum of $1,000 to support the communities in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and we'll waive your race entry fee.

The Charity Bib program is a serious commitment, so please don’t take this lightly. You will have until 2 weeks prior to the race to raise the funds and become eligible to run. If you are short of meeting your goal and would still like to participate, you'll be charged the remainder of the fundraising commitment. All donations are final.

As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all 14 races) you will win a race entry, flight and hotel accommodations for a 2021 half marathon of your choice!
Event Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
Start Time: 7:00am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration Limit: 48 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.

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