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Runner & walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the socially distanced second annual Running with the Bears 5K Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. This night race is scheduled on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 PM. Athletes of all ages and performance levels are welcome to participate in this USATF sanctioned event. 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.
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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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