Join us for the first annual Black Bear Scamper 5K and Bear Cub Fun Run! Townsend, Tennessee (The Peaceful Side of the Smokies!) is the perfect site for a 5K run or a 1 mile fun run/walk with neverending views of the Smoky Mountains and southern hospitality for days.
Starting and finishing at the Townsend Visitors Center, runners and walkers will head out for a 5K (3.1 mile) or 1 mile fun run, and there might even be a (costumed, never fear!) black bear sighting or two along the way!
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall female and top 3 overall male runners, as well as the top 1 masters (40 and over) female and male runner. Our title sponsor is Little Arrow Resort so you know the prizes are going to be good!
The Black Bear Scamper and Bear Cub Fun Run benefits Blount County Lacrosse Middle School age boys. A new sport in a rural area is tough to get started - help these kids play a sport they love, while keeping them healthy and building character. You'll see the boys out on the course volunteering, handing out water at the aid station, and probably clowning around with lacrosse sticks (do those things have an official name?) while you're working hard running!