Time and Place
The 2013 BEAR 100 starts at 6:00 AM sharp on September 27, 2013. The race begins
at Hyrum Gibbons/Mount Logan Park in Logan UT.Address: 1400 East 350 South
The BEAR 100 joins the ranks of some of the toughest, as well as most scenic, trail
races in the world. Although its elevation isn’t quite as high as some of the other
100 milers, ranging from around 5,000 feet to 9,200 feet, the challenges associated
with it will test the strength and endurance of any well-trained runner.
A famous Grizzly Bear named Old Ephraim once roamed the Wasatch-Cache and Caribou
National Forests, and I’m sure he set foot in some of the same country that the
runners will be traversing. The winners of the race will receive a beautifully carved
plaque depicting Old Ephraim, and will be crowned "King and Queen of the BEAR"
Course Information and Conditions
The BEAR 100 is a point to point course that starts in Logan, UT and finishes at
Fish Haven, ID at Bear Lake. The first climb is the longest, with many more long
climbs to follow with varying difficulties of descent. Some descents are smooth
downhill while others are rocky. Late September was picked for the time of the run
because of the beauty of the fall colors at that time. You will see brilliant red
maples and quaking aspens turning yellow which provides for a stunning contrast
among the rocks and cliffs.
Seventy percent of the course is on trails, 29% is dirt road, and only 1% on pavement.
Late September in Utah and Idaho can be very damp, and is usually down-right cold
at nights. It could even snow, so come prepared for any type of weather.
This event is extremely demanding, and should only be undertaken by athletes in
excellent physical condition. All entrants should be familiar with basic first-aid,
and know the symptoms and treatment for heat exhaustion, hypothermia, frostbite,
and altitude sickness. Pay special attention to the distance and elevation gain/loss
between checkpoints and plan your needs accordingly. Plan for the worst case scenario.
Survival gear in case of an accident is a must.
The race committee highly recommends that you run as much of the course as possible
before race day.
Eight hours of trail work or volunteer work at other ultras is required to participate
in this race. If you live close enough to come and work on the trails of the BEAR
100, we highly recommend it. We have tentatively scheduled to do trail work this
summer. Call Leland Barker at (435) 563-3647 for details. You may work on trails
in your area or, if you prefer, and can afford it, you can pay us a fee of $80.00
to have someone work on trails for you
Follow the Download Form Link to this address, or go to the Forms Page from Runners >> Forms
$190.00 by June 1st, $200 by September 1st, $230 by close of registration. The registration
includes entry, course maps, directions, drop bag service, 13 aid stations, awards,
shirt, post-race dinner, and results.
Pre-Race Briefing is the Thursday before the race at Sugar Park in Amalga, Utah, at 4:00 pm.
The pre-race check in begins at 1:00 pm.with the race briefing starting at 4 pm.
Drop bags will be dropped off at the Trout Farm and not the pre-race meeting. Accordingly, you will need to drop off your bags no later
than 5:30 on Thursday afternoon.
Drop Bags will be transported to each of the major checkpoints in the race. Runners
wishing to make use of this service must insure that their bags are securely tied
and clearly marked.
The Awards Ceremony will be held at the finish area at 6:00 PM on Saturday, September
All who finish within the 36 hour time limit will receive a beautifully
engraved plaque depicting the race course.
Old Ephraim Award
The overall winners, male/female, will receive this beautifully
The Wolverine Award
They’re out there, living in the mountains, traveling vast
distances, incredibly powerful, famously fierce. Solitary, scarce, sticking to high
elevations as they comb the wilderness in search of sustenance. They’re out there,
but they seem to lurk in a realm between myth and science, where what is known,
what is believed, and what is hoped about these elusive creatures are all very different
things. --Sounds a lot like 100 mile runners. Actually the description was meant
for Wolverines, but noting the similarities, we thought it appropriate to give special
recognition to any runner completing the BEAR 100 in under 24 hours by awarding
them the Wolverine Buckle. They will then be loyal subjects to the King of the BEAR,
until one of them de-thrones the King.
All runners who complete the BEAR 100 in 24 to 30 hours will receive this buckle
depicting the Grizzly Bear, a powerful, and mighty inhabitant of high, mountainous
Black Bear Buckle
Runners who receive this award will have special understanding of the word black,
as they have struggled through the night to tackle the BEAR. They have endured many
hours of hardship, and have special appreciation of the BEAR, because it truly was
a bear! All who complete the race in 30 to 36 hours will receive this beautiful
Black and Blue Cub
All non-finishers are a member of this club, in good standing until they successfully
complete the BEAR 100 in under 36 hours.