The Bear Country 5k & 10k are on flat, family friendly courses in the beautiful mountain town of Brevard, NC. Both races start and finish at Oskar Blues Brewery. The courses take runners on the Brevard greenway, where they’ll be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. The 10k starts at 8:00am and the 5k starts at 8:15am. Bring your kiddo along for the 1k Kids Cub Crawl (12 & under) that starts at 7:40am! Cub Crawlers will receive a bib and race ribbon.
Runners will receive a commemorative race t shirt included in their registration. Enjoy a beer on us! An Oskar Blues beer is included in registration for those 21+. Must be able to provide a valid ID.
The Bear Country 5k & 10K is part of the 2024 Chasing Pints Running Series
6 Unique Breweries ~ 6 Unique Races is Western North Carolina’s newest way to race to the taps.
The 2024 Chasing Pints Running Series includes six different brewery races across Western North Carolina with a variety of distances! Explore new breweries, get your miles in, and toast to your achievement at the finish line with a different beer from a different craft brewery. Every race in this series includes a post-race beer in registration for runners that are 21+. Become a Six Pack OR Partial Pack Runner for savings and special prizes! Register for the series before May 24th to receive a discount on registrations!
The Bear Country 5k & 10k is one of the two summer races in the 2024 Chasing Pints running series.
The Bear Country races proudly support FIND Outdoors and their mission to provide access to public lands through recreational experiences.
Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard NC
Organized & owned by Kick It Event Management.
As a part of our Start Running & Keep Running initiative runners 17 & under / 65 & over receive a 10% discount automatically at check out.
20% discount for groups of 4 or more (you must register together in the same transaction.)
Registration fee increases:
11/24/23 thru 3/3/24 -> 10k $50 5k $40
3/4/24 thru 6/16/24 -> 10k $55 5k $45
6/17/24 thru 8/2/24 -> 10k $60 5k $50
Early Packet Pick Up 8/2/24
4-6PM Oskar Blues Brewery | Brevard NC
Race Day 8/3/24
7-8AM Packet Pick Up
7:40AM 1k Cub Crawl
8AM 10k Race Start
8:15AM 5k Race Start
9AM Tentative Awards & Bar Open
5k Course Map
Event Parking for the Bear Country 5k & 10k
Oskar Blues has parking onsite located in the field next to the brewery. Please follow directional signage and our parking volunteers. Only volunteers/sponsors are permitted to park in the Oskar Blues parking lot as they will be there for the full event time.
The Bear Country 5k & 10k, and Kick It Events have a no refund policy.
- Adding on the Race Roster Enhanced Refund Protection Program is an enhanced refund service provided by Race Roster outside of Kick It Events and you are subject to the Protect Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully before purchasing.
- No refunds will be given if you signed up for this race by accident. Double check the city, date and time BEFORE registering.
- If you can’t make it to the race and want your race swag mailed to you, you will be required to pay the shipping cost for your race bib and race swag.
- In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to August 10th at the race directors discretion. There will be NO REFUNDS if the event needs to be postponed.
- Inclement weather determination is at the discretion of the race directors. We are looking for dangerous conditions for our runners and volunteers.
- The postponement announcement will be made as early as we can. If there is surprise weather we reserve the right to postpone the race up until race morning. The latest announcement will be made at 5am race morning.
- If the event needs to be canceled due to a global pandemic or health emergency, there will be no refund. We will do our best to convert the event into a virtual event or other form of socially distanced race.
- Race postponement will be emailed out to runners using the email used during registration, posted on the race website as well as posted on our social media platforms.
Race updates will be sent to the email address you registered with. Always make sure that your email is correct. In the event that the postponement date needs to be canceled, there will not be another postponement and there will not be any refunds.
If you wish to move to a virtual runner, you will be required to pay the shipping cost for your race bib and race swag.
You may transfer your registration to another runner up to 2 days before the event.