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The BEAR Adventure Race -- is a TEAM challenge for everyone. Enter The BEAR for a 10-hour time limit race -- or enter The BEAR Sprint for the 6-hour adventure that includes many of the same challenges. Find more details at www.PerformanceMultisports.com/BEARinfo.htm
The BEAR Rules
The BEAR requires a mandatory safety briefing and pre-race meeting on the day of the race. Safety issues, events, on-course rules, mystery tests, and other specific information will be discussed at this meeting. Team Captains or a team member-representative must attend the Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting or risk disqualification of the Team.
Teams must be familiar with and carry a copy of The BEAR Rules - & carry Mandatory Equipment as shown on The BEAR Essentials page. Failure to have your Mandatory Equipment when requested at verification Check Points along The BEAR race course will disqualify your Team from the race -- or cause severe Team penalties. Don';s let that happen to your Team -- be sure to have your BEAR Essentials.
The BEAR requires all teams to bring their own equipment and supplies, as teams must be self-sufficient during the race. As noted in the BEAR Essentials page, Teams must provide their own packs, mountain bikes, helmets, canoes or kayaks, life jackets, fluids, gels, snacks, and fuel and other items needed for the race. Teams are not allowed to accept any outside assistance without disqualification. As adventure racers, each team must be 100% self-sufficient! Teams must bring enough fluid and fuel replacement to last 12 hours when you check into the transition area. During the race, teams may keep their extra equipment and supplies at their space in the Transition Area. You will be sent more details, including updates about required equipment, after your entry is received. You will also find some of this information online at our BEAR Survival Guide. No assistance from race organizers should be expected during the race, including extra water, foods, or other aid, except in emergency -- and in this case a Team could be taken out of the race. Thorough planning is essential, especially because some things, such as rain, wind, or heat, can';t be foreseen. Prepare your Team for any eventuality!
We love spectators and cheering supporters! The best place for your friends and family to view all the action is near the Main Transition Area, which is next to the Race HQ. Only athletes are allowed into the Transition Area, the Race HQ, or on the race course wit racers during The BEAR. Your friends and family are certainly welcome, but remember: Teams are not allowed any outside assistance during the Race. Don';t let your friend';s supportiveness be a problem for your race. Our race officials can direct them to good locations along the course, where they will be able to see your team in action, and would not interfere with the conduct of the race.