Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Permits have been approved by the City of Hendersonville for the 2021 races.
The 2nd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru & Morris Broadband 8k powered by Optimum is a 13.1 & 4.97 mile running event that takes place during peak leaf season and the fall scenery is stunning! These races offers a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway and through Hendersonville city streets. Experience a beautiful race this fall and join us for an unforgettable race.
Support boutique-style, running events where you can skip the crowds, and have an amazing, world-class running experience throughout the entire race!
What runners have said about the 2020 Black Bear Half Marathon
“I absolutely loved the Black Bear Half Marathon! I received my medal in the mail and it is adorable, definitely one of my favorites! And the t-shirt is super soft, love it! Thank you so much for putting on this event!” ~ Jill Hopper Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“I found the Black Bear Half Marathon to be an inspiring experience that brought people together with a wonderful positive energy. It was refreshing and uplifting. Thanks to all who put the time and energy into organizing the event. And thanks for the black bear print! It’s a lovely and thoughtful “medal”. Appreciation for that as well. It was a fun experience to be a part of and I’m looking forward to some of your future races”. ~ Dan Johnson
“I can’t say enough good things about this race. The course was great, so great that I slowed down to enjoy it more. The volunteers were fantastic! They really helped by cheering and encouraging the runners. I can’t wait to run this race again next year! It is definitely on my annual race calendar. As long as you all are having the race, I will be there!” - Heather Hunter
“Loved the course, well done.” ~ Carole S
“SLOTHLY, SOGGY, but gloriously LIVE” - Jenni Rom
“I always love Idaph events. The half at the Biltmore is my favorite. You guys are top notch!” ~ Anna Parker.