The Running with the Bears Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K Race
On August 19th of this year, runners from all over the U.S. will arrive in tiny Greenville, California, to help raise money for children and youth in foster care. You don’t have to run in order to make a difference! Go to Running with the Bears to see how you can directly support the effort. Your generous donation will help us to raise $50,000 for children and youth in foster care.
As for you runners: This is a uniquely rural experience; don’t expect any bathrooms lines or traffic. The only distractions might be the pair of mating hawks at Mile 7 (and some more at miles 10 and 12). What you get are good ol’ fashioned goody bags (filled with locally made products and, of course, bear bells!) and a home-grown run managed by the very charity it benefits. As you cross the finish line, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold beer* from a local brewery (The Brewing Lair), and a massage with a view of the whole valley.
Best of all? 100% of funds raised go to Mountain Circle Family Services’ Powder Quest Program- an outdoor adventure for youth in foster care. Thank you for your support, and happy running!
In 2012, this race became a qualifier for the Boston Marathon (Half Marathon Cert# CA12017RS, Full Marathon Cert# CA12016RS)
* Juice, coffee, water and hydration drinks also available of course.