Forest Service Green Lights Race in Bear Country
A 31-mile trail run between Whitefish and the Whitefish Mountain Resort has been approved by the U.S. Forest Service according to the Missoulian.
The Whitefish Trail Legacy Run was approved despite opposition by the Swan View Coalition, a conservation group that was concerned about grizzly bears.
The conservation group said a race through bear habitat would be dangerous for the bears and runners.
Over 200 competitors are expected to take part in the race that is planned for October 5th and 6th. There is a 50k, half marathon, 10k, 5k, and a family fun race that people can partake in here. Be sure to pack your bear spray!