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The BEAR Adventure Race

August 24, 2024

Length: 10 Hours

The 10th Annual Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 2024. The race will start at Meeks Park in Blairsville, GA on Saturday. Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails, and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville, Georgia, home of the highest mountain in Georgia. A bus ride to a secret location will send teams to a never-used area before in any year.  Divisions include solo, 2-, 3-, or 4-person teams, coed or open (same-sex).

2024 Race Pricing

$200 Per Racer

Important Registration Dates

Registration Opens: 3/8/24

Registration Closes: 08/21/24



6:00am, Saturday


Pre-Race Meeting

7:30am, Saturday


Load Buses

8:00am, Saturday


9:00am, Saturday


7:00pm, Saturday


7:00pm, Saturday


Meeks Park, 490 Meeks Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512


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This 10-hour adventure race is perfect for sport or family teams looking to have some fun discovering the outdoors with adventure racing. Easy to read and simple navigation will take you to some hidden spots around Blairsville.

Distances are always based on your team's abilities and speed in adventure racing; however, you can expect between 25-35 miles of mountain biking, 8-9 miles of trekking with 6-10 miles of canoeing.

Check-in starts at 6:00am to 7:30am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed by a pre-race meeting at 7:30am.

All teammates must be present to check in and receive instructions. The later you are, the shorter the time to prepare. Your first discipline to start the race will be revealed during check-in.

We supply all canoes, paddles, and PFDs; however, teams may bring their own paddle gear if placed in paddle bags. Water and snacks will be provided at most transition areas; however, not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets.

Race Includes: t-shirt, food, and drink during the race, awards for each division, and dinner at the end of the race.

Bike Rentals

Bike rentals available at Blue Mountain Bikes.


To speed up the check-in process on race day, please download and fill in the ARGeorgia Liability Waiver for each team member and bring it to the race with you to check in.



Rules List is required for review and a copy will be carried during all races.



Mandatory Gear List is required for review before the event.


Withdrawals & Cancellation

Warrior Refund, Changes, and Cancellation Policy


1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

• Coed (Any)​

• Open (Any)​

• Solo Male

• Solo Female

• Masters Solo (50+)

• Masters Team (All team members must be 50+)

Single Award for:

The Youngest Racer


• Operations on National Forest System lands are authorized under special use permit by the
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in its programs on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA
Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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