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Bear Claw Classic - A Trail Running Event

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What: Bear Claw Classic - A Trail Running Event
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Western Lake Loop

Will you be able to outrun the bear? Join us for one of the most-anticipated fitness events of the summer on 30A: a self-supported run through Point Washington State Park’s Western Lake preserve. The Bear Claw Classic takes places Saturday, June 9th from 7-11am.

Register now to run the 6.5-mile loop or test the limits of your endurance by completing the only half-marathon trail run on 30A.

Thanks to the very generous Black Bear Bread Co., finishers will be treated to gourmet pastries at the finishing terminus.

Visit to register.

Suggested donations to register will benefit Fit For Hope, a nonprofit leveraging fitness to fund life-changing programs that heal and empower abused women.

Fit For Hope...

In 2017, three coworkers made a pact to get off the couch, conquer a feat of endurance, and raise some money for a good cause while doing so. Inspired by a friend who moved to Italy to care for women trafficked into sex slavery, they banded together to raise $15,000—enough to restore dignity and freedom to three affected women.

Amazingly, they were able to generate enough support to fund the creation of an emergency shelter for women searching for an escape! They were so amazed by the outpouring of support they received, they decided to share their vision of leveraging fitness to improve their lives and the lives of others with the world.

As a result, Fit For Hope was born.


Point Washington State Forest is a 15,000-acre forest which is home to more than ten miles of trails to challenge bikers, hikers and nature lovers. One of the most popular is the route from Eastern Lake to Cassine Garden, where visitors to Point Washington may spot an endangered red-cockaded woodpecker or a gopher tortoise, a species of special concern to environmentalists.


For more information, see South Walton Parks Guide | Point Washington State Forest.


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