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September 23, 2023

Length: 10 Hours

The 8th Annual Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022. 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. Divisions include solo, 2-, 3-, or 4-person teams, coed or open (same-sex).

2023 Race Pricing

$195 Per Racer

Important Registration Dates

Registration Opens: 11/01/22



5:30am, Saturday


Pre-Race Meeting

7:00am, Saturday

Load Buses

7:30am, Saturday


8:00am, Saturday


6:00pm, Saturday


6:00pm, 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 5:30am to 7:00am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed by a pre-race meeting at 7:00am. Load buses at 7:30am (sharp) with a start at 8:00am.

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.


In order 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 required for review and to be carried during all races.



As the race company, we reserve the right to alter, postpone, or cancel any race for safety concerns for the racers, staff or volunteers. Adventure races are unlikely to ever cancel due to weather; however, sometimes extreme weather could cause the state parks, city parks or national forest service to shut down the event without any available refunds to racers. In the event the race is canceled more than 30 days out from the race date, refunds or credits will be provided (less 15% for processing).


If your team needs to withdraw, you will receive a full refund (less 15% for processing) 90 days before the event. 50% refunds 60 days before the race date and 0% refunds 30 days out to the day before the race date. Any deferment to another race is the value (less 15% for processing) and are non-refundable. Only 1 deferment to another event, and racers must defer before 30 days from the original event.


1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

• Coed 3–4

​• Coed 2

• Open Male (Any)

​• Open Female (Any)

• Solo Male

• Solo Female

Single Award for:

The Youngest Racer

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Winners (18 of 19)
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Maps (8 of 18)
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Day Two  (49 of 81)
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