In an effort to minimize trash on the trails, The Bear Chase is a CUP-FREE RACE. We will not provide paper cups for water and electrolyte drink, and all runners will be responsible for carrying their own refillable hand-held bottle or hydration system. With an average distance of only 2.5 miles between each aid station, you’ll appreciate not needing to “overload” your bottles with fluids. Paper cups will be provided for soda, however you will be required to throw your cup away before leaving the aid station. Also, following the trail runner mantra of “leave no trace”, any runner found intentionally littering on the trail will be disqualified from the race.
HydraPouch: One option for runners to run “light”, without a bottle, is the HydraPouch, a soft rubber, hand-held pouch with a clip that will allow you to fill and drink your fluids quickly at each aid station. (Some runners in the Half Marathon & 10K may like this option, however hand-held bottles are recommended for the ultras.) HydraPouches are now available at Runners Roost – Lakewood, and may also be purchased at www.hydrapouch.com.