Welcome to the Bear 100 Mile Endurance Run
A Cool, Autumn Loop Through the Pines, Golden Aspen and Red Maples
100 Miles • 21,986' of climb • Max Elevation 9060' • Min Elevation 4860'• Avg Elevation 7350'
Paul Butkovich was a great friend to ultrarunning in Utah and California, and to the Bear 100. Both he and his little Jack Russell terrier, his constant companion, Altheia will be sorely missed.
Paul Anthony Butkovich Obituary: View Paul Butkovich's Obituary by The Park Record
Race Registration is online only. Registration is capped at 300 runners.
The race begins at the mouth of Logan Dry Canyon, right near Logan, Utah. There are dozens of hotels within five minutes of the start. Logan is a medium-sized university city with all the amenities you need, including an outdoor/running shop. It is a two hour drive from the the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Why a Friday Race?
Many runners ask why the Bear 100 begins on a Friday. There are several reasons. First, many participants and volunteers (radio operators, scout troops at the aid stations) are latter-day saints ("Mormons") and find it difficult to participate on a Sunday. Second, Saturday recreationists and ranchers have less of an impact when the field is spread out on Saturday morning. Finally, for those traveling from long distance, taking Thursday and Friday off is easier than taking off Friday and Monday. If you like or dislike our Friday start, let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
All entrants will receive a beautiful t-shirt with a distinctive design. Finishers receive an engraved plaque indicating the date of the event and their finish time and place. They also receive a belt buckle reflective of their time: a Black Bear buckle for times between 30-36 hours, a Grizzly Bear buckle for times between 24-30 hours, and a Wolverine buckle for times under 24 hours. Winners, in addition to the items above, will receive large custom-engraved pine plaques documenting their accomplishment.