Saturday, Jan 14, 2017

Bear Bait Ultras

2950 Bear Lake Rd.

Milton, FL 50 Miler, 50K, 25K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 14, 2017

Refund Policy

No refunds. No Transfers. No Deferrals. No exceptions.

Military Pricing

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.


****UPDATED INFO FOR 2021****

****The 2021 event will be held at the Adventures Unlimited property about 11 miles away from Bear Lake. The course will be a four mile “loop”, like at Bear Lake, but will be a bit more challenging! It is a pretty route along Wolf Creek and Coldwater Creek, with technical sections (roots), fast-flat sections, some twisty trench sections, and some groomed nature trail sections. The course will be well-marked, and we will also use reflective markers on trees for the night runners. ****

Come join the Bear Bait family for an old school, low key, and well-organized ultra at the beautiful Adventures Unlimited property. Challenge yourself to one of our 100km, 50 mile, 50km, and 25km distance runs.

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.

The Race

****UPDATED INFO FOR 2021****

****Same lap distance, number of loops, awards, finishers amulets and aid station specifics, but will be at the Adventures Unlimited Property. See description section above for trail specifics.****

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 Adventures Unlimited property.

An aid station will mark the start/end of each 4 mile lap at The Barn(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.

The Cause

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

The Spot

****UPDATED INFO FOR 2021****

****The 2021 event will be held at the Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center- approximately 11 miles from Bear Lake Campground. They have cabins and camping spots runners can rent, and will give a discount off for registered runners. There is a huge building they refer to as “the barn” for the start/finish area, aid station, and drop bag location, with restrooms just like at Bear Lake, but much larger. Outside of the barn there is plenty of room for the ultra-runners and their crews to set up awnings & chairs to aid themselves. Go to for more information.

GPS Address: 8974 Tomahawk Landing 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. 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

Package Pickup
Thursday 1/14 4:00-6:00pm at Run With It, Fort Walton Beach
Friday 1/15 4:00-6:00pm at Adventures Unlimited
Pre-Race Saturday 1/16 5:00am-6:15am at Adventures Unlimited

Pre-Race Briefing
Saturday 1/16 6:15am

Start Times
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

Bodyworks By Bull

Run With It

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach

Tailwind Nutrition

Sullivan Insurance of Northwest Florida Inc.

Crossfit Power Dome

Local time: 8:43 PM


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