Blairsville is nestled in the midst of the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Nearly any and every outdoor activity you could seek out can be found here. That’s why we were not at all surprised to find out that Blairsville, GA is the home of it’s very own adventure race, the BEAR, or Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race!
Adventure races have become increasingly more popular in the outdoor community over the last several years. These races are a spin off of triathlons with a little bit more of a mountain twist. Instead of sections consisting of a swim, a road bike portion and a road race, the sports involved are tailored for the terrain.
The BEAR will consist of two races: an elite 10hr race and a 4 hr sport race. The adventure race will require contestants to complete several different sections of race including stints of trekking, biking, paddling, navigation, and orienteering. The race will be held on September 17th, 2016 so anyone interested in participation has plenty of time to begin training for this extreme and fun event. Still, early bird registration has already up a running!
The race is surely going to cover some of the more beautiful portions of our gorgeous county. Check out this teaser video of the race and see some awesome footage of Blairsville!