Black Bear Half Marathon

Saturday, October 9, 2021

The 2nd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru is an in-person, half marathon running event that takes place in the fall in Western North Carolina. We welcome all levels and abilities of runners. The 2021 edition of the Black Bear Half is set for Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Hendersonville, NC and offers a beautifully scenic, mostly FLAT, spectator friendly, 13.1 mile course along the Oklawaha Greenway. With less than 400 feet of elevation gain, you don’t want to miss this fall, running experience in Western North Carolina.

In order to provide safe racing and for runners to get the most enjoyment out of the flat, double-looped course, we will have limited in-person race entries available. A VIRTUAL option is also available. This is a socially-distanced event and we are following CDC and NC State guidelines with event gatherings. We anticipate having temperature and COVID screenings, a small race and wave starts which allow distancing throughout the race. At this time face coverings are required before and after the race and anytime you are not able to maintian 6 feet of distance between yourself and another person.

Come experience the best that WNC has to offer with a magical fall running experience!
For more info:

Jackson Park/Oklawaha Greenway