September 23, 2023
Length: 10 Hours
The 9th Annual Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023. 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
Registration Closes: 09/21/23
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 6:00am to 7:30am with instructions and (pre-plotted) map followed by a pre-race meeting at 7:30am.
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.
Withdrawals & Cancellation
1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:
• Coed 3–4
• Coed 2
• Open Male (Any)
• Open Female (Any)
• Solo Male
• Solo Female
• Masters Solo Male (Must be over 45)
• Masters Solo Female (Must be over 45)
• Masters Team (All team members must be over 45)
Single Award for:
The Youngest Racer
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
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