Running with the Bears™ is a uniquely rural experience; there are no long 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…). You will enjoy incredible views of the Sierra Mountains, Aid Stations every 2-3 miles (all competing for your vote!), and a sweet after party. This course follows a rolling/flat country road at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 2-hours from Reno, 3-hours from Sacramento, and 4.5-hours from the Bay Area. We know that you’re happy when your kids are happy- that’s why we offer activities (and even childcare) to keep them busy! At the finish line, you can pick up your good ol’ fashioned goody bag and sip on an ice cold beer from a local brewery. And it’s all for a good cause: 100% of proceeds support children and youth in foster care served by Mountain Circle!