A Cool, Autumn Loop Through the Pines, Golden Aspen

 and Red Maples of the Wasatch/Bear River Range 

100 Miles 21,986' of climb Maximum Elevation 9060'

Minimum Elevation 4860' Average Elevation 7350'



Place & Date: Logan, Utah, to Fish Haven, Idaho, September 28-29 (Friday-Saturday), 2012, 6:00 a.m.

Tony Grove Aid Station


Race registration is on line only. Registration is capped at 300 runners

Race Registration

2012 Bear 100 entrants

Photo Tour of Course

Bruce Copeland's Ultra Blog

Bear Weather


The race begins at the mouth of Logan Dry Canyon, right near Logan, Utah.   There are dozens of hotels within five minutes of the start.  Logan is a medium-sized university city with all the amenities you need, including an outdoor/running shop.  It is a two hour drive from the the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Accommodations near the finish at Fish Haven, ID. Bear Family Haven

Refunds Policy and Voluntarism

Because expenses in a race like the Bear are generally incurred early, if the race is cancelled because of conditions beyond our control, we reserve the right to retain the entire balance of the entry fee.  We are a nonprofit race and will endeavor to return a portion of those fees that we are able, but cannot guarantee such return.  Thank you for your understanding.

If the runner is forced to withdraw a partial refund is available if Leland Barker is notified by September 20, 2012.   


All entrants will receive a beautiful t-shirt with a distinctive design.  Finishers receive an engraved plaque indicating the date of the event and their finish time and place.  They also receive a belt buckle reflective of their time: a Black Bear buckle for times between 30-36 hours, a Grizzly Bear buckle for times between 24-30 hours, and a Wolverine buckle for times under 24 hours.  Winners, in addition to the items above, will receive large custom-engraved pine plaques documenting their accomplishment. 

Pre-Race Briefing is the Thursday before the race at Sugar Park in Amalga, Utah, at 4:00 pm. To get to the meeting, take Highway 218 west out of Smithfield. Go to Leland's Mountain Valley Trout Farm, but keep going west, over the river. 2400 West is the second right after the river. Go north through farmland; 6550 North is the first street on your right. You will see the park on your right, and a church on your left. If there is not enough parking at the bowery in the park, you may park across the street at the church.

Drop Bags will be dropped off at Leland's Mountain Valley Trout Farm, not the pre-race meeting. Accordingly, you will need to drop off your bags no later than 5:30 pm. on Thursday afternoon.

The pre-race check in begins at 1:00 pm.with the race briefing starting at 4 pm.

The Race starts at Hyrum Gibbons/Mount Logan Park located Hyrum Gibbons Mt. Logan Park on 1400 East 350 South. Go up center street in Logan and work your way up the hill to eastridge. Turn Right onto Eastridge and follow it too 1400 East. The park will be straight a head. 

WHY A FRIDAY RACE? Many runners ask why the Bear 100 begins on a Friday.  There are several reasons.  First, many participants and volunteers (radio operators, scout troops at the aid stations) are latter-day saints ("Mormons") and find it difficult to participate on a Sunday.  Second, Saturday recreationists and ranchers have less of an impact when the field is spread out on Saturday morning.  Finally, for those traveling from long distance, taking Thursday and Friday off is easier than taking off Friday and Monday.  If you like or dislike our Friday start, let us know.


Hammer Nutrition


Headphones Rock! Music is a part of our sport. Bring your tunes and Rock the Bear! (No to Mr. Bill bans)


Dead Buck

Even the big bucks can go out too fast . . . .


Course Records (current course): 18.34.09 (Mike Foote, 2010) (F) 23.37.48 (Rhonda Claridge, 2010)

Course Records (old course): 18.50.45 (Karl SpeedGoat Meltzer, 2007)--(F) 23.56.51 (Ruth Zollinger, 2001)

Questions?  Comments?  Please contact our webmaster.  Your best  source of info is the RD, Leland Barker, at 1-435-563-3647 (bear100man at hotmail dot com).  Leland's address is 1471 West Highway 218, Smithfield, UT 84335.

This page authored by Phil Lowry as a service to the Bear 100.

Always sing on the trails.

Copyright 2001-2006 Bear 100 Mile Endurance Run and Cache Sun 'n Snow Runners.  No portion of this page may be reproduced for any purpose except to aid in participation in the Bear 100 Mile Endurance Run.  The authors of this page desire but do not guarantee accuracy.  Ultrarunning is a hazardous sport.  You must use your judgment in participating or training for an ultra such as the Bear 100, and changes in weather, topography and other factors may moot or render inaccurate the information on this page.  Be prepared for any contingency while on the Bear 100 course.  Happy trails. mov