The BEAR -- 10/13/2013, in Bayard Conservation Area, near Jacksonville, FL

  Complete and mail the printable entry form below... or check here for online registration:

TEAM NAME _______________________________________________ Entry Fee Enclosed $ _________

Team Category: (circle one)   3/4-Person-Coed (Premier Div)     3/4-Person-Female     3/4-Person-Male

                2-Person-Coed       2-Person-Female              2-Person-Male           Solo (5-hour race only)          
RACE CATEGORY: (Circle one)        10-hour Limit Race        4-5-hour Limit Race (The Cub - 2-person or solo only)

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#2 Name __________________________________________________ Age on Race Day _____ 

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#3 Name _________________________________________________ Age on Race Day _____ 

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#4 Name _________________________________________________ Age on Race Day _____ 

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 To have your entry processed expeditiously, make your team's entry fee checks payable to and mail to:

     Performance / The BEAR,  365 Charlemagne Circle, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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Presented by Performance Multisports Race Management.  For more information, contact Performance Multisports by phone (904/373-8411) or by email to RD@PerformanceMultisports.com.

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Mountain Bike -- Trails & beach, 15-25 miles Orienteering -- Navigation and finding your way through the race
Trek/Run--
Off-road, 6-12 miles
Team Swim --
Expect to get wet together - not an open water swim
Climb/Ropes--
Non-technical climbs - no mountains
Mystery Events --
Mental and physical Team tests
Paddle --
Open water, 5-9 miles 

Disciplines in The BEAR CUB Sprint (5-hour race) are generally half of the distances above

How to Enter -- In The BEAR, The Premier Division is 4-Person Coed Teams. Enter as a Team using the printable entry form above on this site. All competitors must enter as Teams. In The BEAR (10-hour limit), Teams must be made up of either two, three, or four competitors on each team.  In The BEAR CUB Sprint (5-hour limit), Teams may be made up of either two competitors on each team or may be Solo athletes.  No competitor can be on more than one team. Entry fees must be sent with completed entry form. Entry fee per Four-person Team is $360 postmarked by three weeks before the race; $400 postmarked from three weeks before the race until date of final registration and check-in. Entry fee per Two-person Team is $195 if postmarked by three weeks before the race;   $220 postmarked after three weeks before the race until date of final registration and check-in. Entry fee for a SOLO competitor (Only in the 6-hour race)  is $95 if postmarked by three weeks before the race;  $120 postmarked after three weeks before the race until date of final registration and check-in. Entries are limited to 100 teams; send in your completed entry form soon.  All participants must complete the Waiver/Membership Application and turn them in to Race Registration before the Mandatory Meeting, as outlined on the BEAR Updates page.  Entrants will not need to pay an additional one-day insurance fee for this event. Entry fee includes custom BEAR race finisher shirt, race numbers, finisher’s medals in The BEAR, post race refreshments and party, and awards for the top teams. Send full fee and completed entry form to Performance / The BEAR,  365 Charlemagne Circle, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.  

To register online - click here   For Military/Public Safety Team discounts, see BEAR Entry Fees page.

Entry Space -- Entry fees rise three weeks before the race, so send your entry form and fees as soon as possible. Entries will not be processed without payment. DO NOT mail entries after the Monday prior to the race -- Call to confirm if you are interested in Late Registration.  Confirmation may be e-mailed to those Teams entering online. Be sure to print  all email addresses for your Team. Checks and entry forms will be returned if event sells out. You will find additional details at other links listed below. If you have questions, contact Jakson Badenhoop (phone 904 / 373-8411).

The BEAR is a challenging team race, combining varied terrain in some of the First Coast's most beautiful natural settings. Teams will participate in mountain biking, off-road running/trekking, open water paddling, non-technical climbing, team swimming, and various mystery events. This is a great multisport adventure and a great celebration of individual and team achievement. 

Teamwork -- Two- and  four-person teams compete together to complete each segment of the course, reaching each Check Point and crossing the finish line as a team. The order and distance of each leg is not revealed except during the race itself and mystery tests are just that -- mysteries, until teams reach them. The BEAR is a test of teamwork, camaraderie, willpower, and determination -- open to everyone: accomplished athletes, those serious about their fitness, and even weekend warriors -- anyone up to the test, ready to play hard, and prepared have a day of adventure with friends, family, and teammates. You can even create your own race within the race against your other friends or co-workers on other Teams.

Cancellation Policy: Much of the cost of providing an adventure race is spent long before you arrive at the race site. In fact, most of our costs need to be paid in advance and are not recoverable. Typically, we go forward with an adventure race "rain or shine." If severe weather conditions or other issues out of our control (such as hurricane or the closing of the race site by order of the local government), we will postpone and reschedule our race. The race organizers are not responsible for such changes in schedule, and will credit any paid entries toward the rescheduled race date. If a written cancellation of registration is initiated by the participant more than 21 days in advance of the event date, full credit will be available. If participant's cancellation notice is received 21 days or less (before the race), a 50% credit will be applied; 10 days or less, a 25% credit; less than 120 hours notice, or no notice ("no shows") will receive no credit. Any such credit is good for 180 days from the date of the scheduled event toward entry/registration in another similar Performance Multisports event. Refunds are not available.

On our Website -- you can view more about this race on The BEAR Info Site at http://www.PerformanceMultisports.com/BEARinfo.htm and on The BEAR Rules page, plus learn about the gear required and recommended for The BEAR at our BEAR Essentials site. You can also get more information about Adventure Racing and find links to other events and information.

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