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

Sept. 27-28, 2024
Friday 6am start

(36 hour cutoff)

Northern Utah / Southern Idaho

Our 2024 event is scheduled for Sept-27-28, 2024!!

Registration opens December 1st on Ultrasignup – SOLD OUT – come back in 2025

Note: We are not affiliated with UTMB. We submit our results (without cost) so runners can have an UTMB index, which is one of the requirements to run their races. Use your dollars to support the races you enjoy.


This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers. If you are interested in joining us we would love your help. Please fill out the simple form at this link and we will be in-touch as the race approaches.

General Info:

The BEAR 100 is a point to point 100 mile course that starts in Logan, UT and finishes at Fish Haven, ID at Bear Lake. The first climb is the longest, with many more long climbs to follow with varying difficulties of descent. Some descents are smooth downhill while others are rocky. The course has a great mix of varied terrain. Late September was picked for the time of the run because of the beauty of the fall colors along with the cooler weather that we enjoy during that time of the year. You will see brilliant red maples and quaking aspens turning yellow which provides for a stunning contrast among the rocks and cliffs.

Bear 100 Course

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.

2024 Race Date/Time: September 27-28, 2024 06:00 Start Time (Friday Start)

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


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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