Race Weekend

October 9, 2022  |  Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville has Something For Everyone!

Looking for something to do in Hendersonville? Escape from life’s hectic pace to the beautiful scenery and southern hospitality of Hendersonville, NC with varied Attractions, EventsOutdoor Recreation, Family Activities, a vibrant Art Scene, unique shopping and a wide selection of Dining Options.  Sierra Nevada along with Henderson County’s other Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries provide tours and tasting rooms, to sample mountain grown selections. Make memories in this charming mountain town.








Resources for Racers

Packet Pickup

  • Packet pickup will take place on Saturday, October 8th from 12:00 – 2:00pm at Hunter Subaru (220 Hunter Airport Dr, Fletcher, NC 28732). We HIGHLY suggest that you come to this session if you can.
  • There will also be a packet pickup session on the morning of the race from 7:00 – 7:50 AM. The packet pickup session will take place at Jackson Park (near the start line).

Not able to make it in time to packet pickup? No worries.  Have your packet mailed to you if you register by Sunday, September 25th at midnight for only 10 bucks! Choose this option when you register online.


This half marathon and 10k has been designed with your family and friends in mind! We have several spots along the course that we have designated cheer stations. Costumes, fun signs and lots of great energy and encouragement is a must! Limited parking is available at these spots. All spectators are required to social distance and wear a face covering.  Check course map for exact locations. 

Transportation, Parking & Directions

There is ample parking at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC for participants. The address for Jackson Park is 640 Glover Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792. The park is located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville and is approximately 15 miles outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Please note, due to the wave starts throughout the morning, there will be foot-traffic on the paved roads in and out of the park. Please drive slow and with caution when arriving and leaving the park. 


• We are pleased to have Emcee Bryan Byrd ‘B2 (B Squared)’ at the Black Bear Half and 8k!

• Relax and celebrate at the Oklawaha Brewing Company (put address) on race weekend (Fri, Sat, or Sunday). Get a FREE ‘Flagship’ Beer - light/hoppy/dark options ! Bring your ‘beer ticket’ on your race number to redeem. Must be 21 and over. TIp not included, please be generous with your tip to our amazing service workers and bartenders!

Awesome post event food and treats:
–  An awesome food truck with drinks + yummy lunch items
- Jeter Mountain Farm Cinnamon Apple Donuts
- Food & Snacks from Hendersonville Community Co-Op and Humana

10k Awards: 11AM

Half-Marathon Awards: 11:30 AM

Prizes and Awards can be picked up the week after the event at Fleet Feet Asheville or shipped for $10. MUST be present to win cash prizes.


Thank You To Our Race Partners

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring or partnering
with the Black Bear Half Marathon & 8K email us at support@idaph.net.

Register to Race!