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Run With the Bears – Charity 5k
March 26 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm$30 – $150
Join us on March 26th at Bear Lake Reserve for our inaugural Run with the Bears charity 5K, benefiting Western North Carolina’s Uncomplicated Kitchen. We’ve carved out a gorgeous, yet challenging route alongside Bear Creek Lake culminating in a finish line celebration where your Run with the Bears pottery stein and complimentary beer fill awaits! Stick around after the race to refuel at our buffet, relax in one of our two hot tubs at the Lake Club, and take part in all the mountain activities your heart desires. If your legs have more juice in them, try one of our hiking trails and see what new views you can discover. If you’re dying to get out on the water, our full-service marina will be open for watercraft rentals so you can explore Bear Creek Lake till your heart’s content! Then, we’ll cap the night off with an inspiring presentation from a North Carolina legend and 2018 Iditarod Trail Invitational winner: Pete Ripmaster.
It may not be a marathon, but this is not your average 5K either! With 326 feet of elevation change along a winding mountain trail that provides breathtaking views of Bear Creek Lake, this route provides a rewarding challenge even for experienced athletes. It comes to an end at our wedding lawn, where we’ll have fruit, water, and a party waiting for you! If three-plus miles sounds like a bit much or you would like to enjoy a shorter route with your family, we have you covered with our one-mile Fun Run, which runs in the opposite direction on flatter ground.
Whether you choose to walk the mile or push the pace in the 5K, join the Bears as we raise money for Uncomplicated Kitchen!