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Black Bear Half Marathon, 5K

August 12, 2015

The Black Bear Half Marathon and 5K Race are returning to Waterville Valley on Sunday, Aug. 23!  Thanks to input from Waterville Valley’s very own runner extraordinaire (and winner of the 2014 Black Bear Half Marathon), Rene Schwartz, there is a new course for 2015.  The start and finish will now be in Town Square.  There will be a lot more shade on the course, including running along the Mad River (no more out and back on Route 49).


  • Black Bear Half Marathon technical shirts to all half runners
  • Black Bear 5K cotton t-shirts to all 5K runners
  • Black Bear Half Marathon finisher medals to all half finishers
  • Black Bear Half Marathon/5K pint glasses to overall and age group champs


  • Six water stops on half marathon course, 1 water stop on 5K course
  • At least two porta-potties on the half course
  • Fresh fruit, pastries and more at the finish line – and top-notch make-your-own goodie bags


Half marathon:  $70 until Aug. 22, $80 on race day

5K:  $35 until Aug. 22, $40 on race day


>> Download Black Bear Half Marathon/5K Registration Form

Course Map

black bear half marathon 2015 map




About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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