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At this stage in life, the only reason we enter races is to get another T-shirt... right?

Well, maybe not for everyone, since many of us do it for the satisfaction of completing a race, doing well in the competition, racing against our friends, or simply knowing that we found a personal test, took it on, and succeeded in overcoming the challenge. We enjoy the knowledge that we can still be athletes and still compete. We like seeing the expressions on the faces of our friends and co-workers when they hear about our athletic exploits. We find a sense of adventure in striving to take part in and finish difficult challenges. We find joy in the training and racing experiences --  and in the camaraderie involved in being in the sports. Perhaps these reasons would be enough to bring us to the starting lines of the races we chose to enter.  Sure, for some of us, the experience alone would be enough reason to participate, but in The BEAR, there are even more reasons...  there are the goodies, too.


The BEAR Adventure Race provides

bulletA challenging race with many stories to tell your friends and family!
bulletOfficial Race Packet with a variety of goodies
bulletExtensive written instructions to guide you through the Race Course
bulletMental and physical challenges throughout the day
bulletOfficial race maps and diagrams for The BEAR course on Race Day as the race progresses
bulletAll checkpoints marked with care
bulletArbitrary rules that keep things from being too easy
bulletA chance to see parts of North Florida that you did not even know existed
bulletRace Officials who will strive to keep you safe, even when insisting that you get dirty
bulletPortable Restrooms, and shade at Main Transition / Finish Area
bulletOn-site drawings for Sponsors' merchandise and services - for registered participants at Awards Ceremony
bulletOfficial BEAR hats, polo shirts and other gear available for purchase
bulletComplimentary entry to future Performance Adventure Race for lucky drawing winners
bulletOfficial BEAR Race Finisher Shirt -- Finishers only!
bulletAWARDS  --  top 3 teams in 3-4-Person  and 2-Person Divisions, plus Solo
bulletWeb-site photos of participants online following the race
bulletMedia photographer on the course, recording your race and making photos available for purchase
bulletResults posted on our web site following the race.

In 2002 we were pleased to have CNN Headline News coming to film our race -- and you!  CNN was able to air  "Extreme Sports Week" on their evening broadcasts repeatedly from August 2002 until well into 2003, including the special show on The BEAR and adventure racing that first aired on August 9. They have re-broadcast the Adventure Race segment often, so you may have had several opportunities to see yourself and your Teammates on CNN Headline News. The BEAR also gets great photos and stories in Jacksonville.com, Shorelines, the Beaches Leader, and other publications. Who knows what coverage The BEAR will get this year...

Now Available: Official BEAR Gearhead Hat -- from LAVA GEAR Adventure Clothing

The BEAR Gearhead hat -- high-tech, fast-drying from Lava Gear, embroidered with The BEAR logo -- available for our racers to purchase for use in the The BEAR Adventure Race or as souvenirs of the experience and accomplishment. The BEAR Gearhead Hat has a reflective band for your nighttime adventures, adjustable back strap with center-release buckle, mesh side panes for ventilation. It is made of super tough 4-ply taslan nylon and "bomb-proof" poly mesh.

The BEAR Gearhead Hats will be available at the Team Check-in and Team Meeting the day before the race and at the Race Admin area and at the Awards party after Teams finish. Cost for this great embroidered hat is only $25, while our supply lasts. We will be happy to ship yours to you -- just add $4.50 for the first hat and $3.00 for each additional hat. You can order by mail just by sending your check and the address for shipping your hats to: Performance Multisports, 365 Charlemagne Circle, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Reserve some for yourself, your team, and your supporters by writing to us -- click here and let us know.

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