Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k


presented by Hunter Subaru and Morris Broadband powered by Optimum

October 9, 2021

Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC


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Thanks again to everyone that came out and raced with us at the 2nd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and the brand new 8k powered by Optimum. It was amazing to be able to see all of you come together to race again at a mass start event with us! Congrats to all of you and your amazing accomplishments. 
Thanks to a couple of our non-profit partners - Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway and IC Imagine for being part of this year’s event and to all of that you that donated to them. Shout out to their awesome volunteers too! And a special thanks to all the other many volunteers, police, sheriffs and the City of Hendersonville and staff at Henderson County Parks and Recreation that took the time to be part of making this a fun, safe, event for everyone!
Save the date for the 3rd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k on Saturday, October 8, 2022!
Registration will open in early November 2021.
Stay up-to-date with the race happenings by following our Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k FACEBOOK page here - and our @idaphevents Instagram pages. 
Today is #medalmonday share your race pics with your medals and tag us on IG for a re-share today!

CONGRATS to all the Overall Winners!

Half Marathon prizes by Hunter Subaru:

1st place overall: Bryce Wedig - 1:21:11

2nd place overall: Mitch Mull - 1:21:39

3rd place overall: Michael Brinkman - 1:22:13

1st place overall (female) - Anne Elise Wester - 1:28:30

2nd place overall (female) - Brianna Blacha - 1:37:33

3rd place overall (female) - Torrie Edwards - 1:39:40

8k: Men and Women prizes by Morris Broadband powered by Optimum:

1st place overall: Ricky Flynn - 24:55

2nd place overall: Alex Marchek - 26:06

3rd place overall: Erick Martinez - 26:14

1st place overall (female) - Shelby Jaramillo - 30:24

2nd place overall (female) - Elli Saraceno - 24:37

3rd place overall (female) - Hanna Honeycutt - 37:23



Not sure if you get a prize? Check out all the prize categories here for the winners. If you didn’t pick up your award on Satruday, you can stop by Fleet Feet Asheville anytime after Tuesday, October 12th at 3pm to pick up your prizes. Out of town and want your prize shipped? Go here. Have questions about how to get your prize? Contact support@idaph.net. 


Missed picking up a race shirt, Appalachian Trilogy hoody or a Run Local Beannie? Don’t fret, you can get it HERE!


As we get photos processed, we will add them here to the Race Roster photo Gallery. We have some in the gallery now and are adding more! Check them out. 

Looking for your next event? 

Stay motivated to keep training this fall. Come out on Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving Day) for the South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru. This race is family-friendly and an annual tradition that you don’t want to miss in Biltmore Park, South Asheville, NC.Find out more HERE

2022 Appalachian Trilogy

Make plans to join us next year for the Appalachian Trilogy! Complete 3 out of 4 of our half marathons in 2022 and get a sweet, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will release more details soon. Stay tuned!

Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate - March 19 or March 20 (two dates to choose from, can pick Marathon or Half)

Jump off Rock Half Marathon, Hendersonville, NC - Saturday, May 14, 2022

RAD (River Arts District) HALF Marathon (NEW RACE!!), Asheville, NC!  Sunday, June 12, 2022

Black Bear Half Marathon, Hendersonville, NC - Saturday, October 8, 2022


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