Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

  • Jackson Park

  • Address: 801 4th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Times: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Dates: October 08, 2023
  • Admission: Price Varies
  • Contact:
  • Phone: (828) 684-0812
  • Email:

Western North Carolina’s most popular, scenic, fall half marathon & 8k, mostly flat, lots of fun, and spectator-friendly! The 4th Annual Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k presented by Hunter Subaru, both wind through Hendersonville, NC (near Asheville) on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. A Virtual Half Marathon and 8k running option is also available for runners who want to be part of the race weekend experience, but are not able to attend the in-person event. The Black Bear Half & 8k both offer a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway during peak leaf season in the fall. The Half Marathon has less than 400 feet of elevation gain and you won’t want to miss it! We’d like to give a huge thanks to our 2023 Half Marathon & 8k presenting sponsor: Hunter Subaru, for all that they do to help create this amazing event. Both races finish at the same location in Hendersonville, North Carolina at Jackson Park. EXCITING NEWS!! The Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k presented by Hunter Subaru is now USATF sanctioned and certified! Half Marathon USATF Certification Number – NC22016DF 8k USATF Certification Number – NC22015DF

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