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We regret to announce that the Running with the Bears 5K has been cancelled for 2020 due to ongoing and ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 and Governor Lee's Executive Order 30. We value your ongoing support of this event and appreciate your understanding. We hope to see you in 2021!
This event has been cancelled due to the ongoing and ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 and Governor Lee's Executive Order 30.
Runner & walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the first annual Running with the Bears 5K Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. This night race is scheduled on May 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm. Athletes of all ages and performance levels are welcome to participate in this USATF sanctioned event. Be sure to register early to be eligible for our Digital Door Prizes!!! Also, make sure to register before May 1, 2020 to guarantee your shirt size! Race night registration begins at 8:00 pm. 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.
Awards and finishers medallions provided by Buie Pottery!!
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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