Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon
|| based on 4 reviews
||26.42 miles / 42.51 km
||Start: Groveton High School
Groveton, TX & Davy Crockett National Forest - Groveton, TX, US
||out & back, mostly flat, roads
||April 11, 2009 Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon and Half Marathon starts at Groveton High School and runs into Davy Crockett National Forest. Runs on dirt and paved roads. www.50statesmarathonclub.com/bear.html
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Added by steve boone on 4/8/2009
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This is such a beautiful and unique event, so well organized, friendly and while small in size as participants, it offers lots of great details to make it a memorable experience, to any runner:
- scenic country side course bordered by wild flowers, forests and lush green pastures, a short trail section through a beautiful wooded park...Long rolling hills with steady inclination that bring some variety to a rather steady pace too
- very well organized, friendly and with great rewards at the finish (well supplied hydration stations, nice medals, cute teddybears and plenty of food and drinks)
- the course is shaded by the forests trees with cooler temps. For most of the morning (mid50s-mid 60s), but humidity could be a nasty factor if present.
I love this race!! Did marathon last year and enjoyed the double out and back. I like that because while I'm going one way and others are going the other way we get to cheer for each other and I made a lot of friends that day who I still stay in touch with and will be friends for life, I'm sure. Well organized. Awesome volunteers. Well supported. Delivers everything promised and more.
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I like this one as a half. I have done both and the marathon is not good for me primarily due to warm conditions. I have participated every year and plan on continuing. Watch out for the bears!
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