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Gatlinburg's Running with the Bears 5K Run/Walk

Sat September 9, 2023 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US Directions



NOC Gatlinburg
1138 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN US 37738


Runner & walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the Third annual Running with the Bears 5K Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. This morning race is scheduled on Saturday, September 9th at 7am. Athletes of all ages and performance levels are welcome to participate in this USATF sanctioned event. . Proceeds benefit the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a non-profit organization working alongside Friends of the Smokies to provide resources to preserve and protect the black bear, as well as funding for the Gatlinburg Goes Green Program, local scholarships, donations to schools, and educational events for the community.

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Course Description and Map

This is an out and back course.  The race will start at NOC at traffic light #10 (intersection of Ski Mountain Road and the Parkway).  The race will travel down the Parkway, through downtown Gatlinburg to traffic light #1 and return to NOC.


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