All current and former military personnel will recieve a discounted registration using the coupon code "MILITARY." This code can not be refunded if not used at checkout.
Come join the Bear Bait family for an old school, low key, and well-organized ultra at the beautiful Blackwater River Forest, Bear Lake area. Challenge yourself to one of our 100km, 50 mile, 50km, and 25km distance runs. The course offers relatively flat terrain on mostly single-track trail promising an enjoyable running experience and great possibility for a PR.
Every participant that registers by December 18th will receive an official Patagonia race shirt.
Every finisher of the distance they start will receive a Bear Bait finisher’s amulet, handcrafted by our friend Tracy Thomas.
With a lap distance of 4 miles, the 100km runners can expect to contend with a grueling 16 laps, the 50 mile runners can expect to contend with 13 laps, while 50km runners will traverse 8 laps, and 25km runners will enjoy a leisurely 4 laps around the perimeter of Bear Lake.
An aid station will mark the start/end of each 4 mile lap at the Bear Lake pavilion(with bathrooms). The aid station will be adequately stocked with typical ultra fare(M&M's, chips, pretzels, coke, sports drink, etc.). If you require any specific food/beverage, bring it!!
Handcrafted awards from our friend Tracy Thomas will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 100km, 50M, 50km, and 25km events.
All proceeds after race expenditures will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization providing temporary lodging and facilities for the families of military members who are being treated at military and VA medical centers. Information about Fisher House Foundation and their mission can be found at www.fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org
The entrance to Bear Lake is at the intersection of Hwy 4 and Bear Lake Rd. Camping at Bear Lake is reservation based and handled by Reserve America. There are also camping options at the Krul Lake Recreation Area a few miles down the road. See the link below for more information.
2950 Bear Lake Rd.
Milton, FL 32570
25K: No Pacers
50K: Pacers allowed on last lap (last 4 miles) or after dark
50Mile: Pacers allowed on last 2 laps(last 8 miles) or after dark
100K: Pacers allowed on last 3 laps(last 12 miles) or after dark
All pacers must notify race management before beginning pacing duties and must sign a waiver. If anyone has a legitimate medical reason that would require a pacer outside of the above pacing rules, contact us prior to the event.
Packet Pickup, Race Start Times and Cutoff Times
Thursday 1/17 4:00-6:00pm at Run With It, Fort Walton Beach
Friday 1/18 4:00-6:00pm at Bear Lake
Pre-Race Saturday 1/19 5:00am-6:15am at Bear Lake
Saturday 1/19 6:15am
100km, 50mile and 50km will start at 6:30am
25km distances will start at 6:45am
Cutoff Time(All Distances)
Any runner not complete with their final loop by 1:30am, will not be listed as a finisher. Furthermore, if you have not started your last loop by 12:30am, you will not be allowed to continue. This is for all distances, so that allows 19hrs for the 100k/50mile/50k and 18hrs 45mins for the 25k.
All proceeds benefit:
Fisher House Foundation
Crossfit Power Dome
Run With It
Bodyworks By Bull
Pūr Ultra Running
Sullivan Insurance of Northwest Florida Inc.
No refunds. No Transfers. No Deferrals. No exceptions.
Local time: 2:15 PM