The Bear 100 Endurance Run

Welcome to The Bear 100 Mile Endurance Run

A Cool, Autumn Loop Through the Pines, Golden Aspen and Red Maples
100 Miles • 22,816′ of climb • Max Elevation 9043′ • Min Elevation 4852’• Avg Elevation 7320′

Race Founder

Leland Barker started this race back in 1999 and has grown it into a world class event. He has since decided to focus on his other interests.

Race Director

The race director for The BEAR 100 is Cody Draper
Phone (435) 213-6555
Email: bear100info@gmail.com

Sept. 29-30, 2023
Friday 6am start

(36 hour cutoff)

Northern Utah / Southern Idaho
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Our 2022 event (24th Year) was a huge success, here are some stats:

We had 75% finish rate!

52 Female Finishers (new record)

183 Male Finishers (new record)

235 Total Finishers (new record)

109 Grizzly Buckle Winners (new record) (24-30 Hours)

2023 Registration now open for our 25th Anniversary!

The race begins at the mouth of Logan Dry Canyon, on the east bench of Logan, Utah. There are dozens of hotels within ten minutes of the start. Logan is a medium-sized university city with all the amenities you need, including an outdoor/running shop or two. It is less than two hours from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

2023 Race Date/Time: September 29-30, 2023 06:00 Start Time

Shuttle service from finish to start is $20 per runner (optional for those that don’t have a ride).

Dog limitations

Under NO Circumstances are dogs allowed at the finish area. Runners and crews ignoring this rule are subject to disqualification. Please don’t jeopardize the race using this facility and leave the dogs at home.

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 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of 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 may be easier than taking off Friday and Monday.

Awards

All entrants will receive a beautiful tech 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.

Example of our 2022 Plaque (Good Job Tom!)

If you run fast enough (Top 3 Male & Female), in addition to the items above, you will receive a small cash prize and a custom-engraved trophy documenting the accomplishment.

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