Saturday September 26th, 2020
8 Hour Race

The Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Race will start at Meeks Park in Blairsville, GA on Saturday. Teams will be bused to a secret start location to then work their way back to town. 

Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville, Georgia home of the highest mountain in Georgia.





8HR Race 


The 8 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 between 20-30 miles of mountain biking, 5-8 miles of trekking with 4-8 miles of canoeing.

Check-in starts at 6:30 am to 8:00 am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed a pre-race meeting at 8:00am. Race start at 9:00am at Meeks Park. 


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.

A staging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes and paddling gear. For the 8HR race, we will be transporting these items if required. 


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, Race Medals, Food and Drink during race, Awards for each division, Raffle Prizes and

Dinner at the end of the race.



8 Hour race

                    Check In                    6:30 am Saturday

             Pre-race Meeting             8:00 am Saturday 


                 Load Buses                  8:30 am Saturday

                        Start                      9:00am Saturday

                        Finish                    5:00pm Saturday


             Dinner/Awards               5:00pm Saturday





Meeks Park-Blairsville, GA (map)

490 Meeks Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512






1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:


Coed (Any)


Open (Any)


1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:


Solo (Male or Female)




























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 to the race with you to check-in.



Rules List required for review and to be carried during all races.



Mandatory Gear list required for review and to be carried during all races.



Rain or Shine. Adventure races are unlikely to ever cancel due to weather, however, sometimes extreme weather could cause delays or cancellation of the race. Refunds or Race credits will be issued based on each team's condition. If your team needs to withdraw, you will receive a full refund before Early Registration ends or a race credit after Early Registration ends to an upcoming ARGEORGIA race.  


Important Registration Dates: 


Early registration ends: 08/23/20 Sunday at Midnight. 

Late registration ends: 09/19/20




2020 Race Pricing:














Once your Team has signed up, an ARGEORGIA staff member will send you a Square invoice if you are using Credit Card

or a PayPal Invoice if you are using PayPal.


If you are Paying by Check.

Please mail checks to:



145 P. Rickman Industrial Dr. #100

Canton, GA 30115






     Early  Registration
  • $135 - Per Racer
     Late  Registration
  • $165 - Per Racer

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