F3 Gastonia

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THE BEAR 2015

  • When: 6/6/2015
  • QIC: Chowder (MECA)
  • PAX: All F3 Nation

The MECA region is honored to host the 2015 edition of The Bear, the preeminent NOCO #CSAUP event.

  •  Who can participate? F3 Nation
  •  What is it? A strenuous 10 mile course, with Pain Stations, winding through various MECA AOs
  • Where is it? This event will begin at Highland Creek Elementary (7242 Highland Creek Pkwy Charlotte, NC 28269) and end at the infamous “El Dorado” parking deck on the UNCC Campus.
  • When is it? June 6, 2015.  We will start at 6:00 AM and end at approximately 11:00 AM
  • Why do it? It’s FREE, because you are a man, and it is there.

Additional Information:

  • Hydration packs are recommended. Water stations will be available at various points along the course
  • You will need to bring your own fuel (i.e. Gu, Gels, etc…)
  • Carpooling is recommended.  Transportation (Buses)  will be available from the finish line back to your car.

Want to learn more about The Bear? Read previous years’ Backblasts below

2014

2013

Click here if you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news on The Bear

Questions? Direct questions to Chowder or to f3meca@gmail.com.

Sound off below to HC

 

UPDATE:

  • Highland Creek Elementary School’s address is 7242 Highland Creek Parkway; Charlotte, NC 28269.
  • We will have two vans and a few cars leaving from the UNCC North Deck parking lot at 0530 to take Pax to Highland Creek Elementary School
  • Pax who are providing their own shuttle-service need to park in the lot next to El Dorado (North Deck) at the UNCC and leave by 0530 to go to Highland Creek Elementary School
  • If you plan to use the shuttle, please drop off your passengers at Highland Creek Elementary School, then drive to UNCC to park your car (e.g. we don’t need to shuttle the whole carload, just the driver)

49 Comments

  1. In. Holler if you Hootie.

  2. I’ve heard this is going to be hard… too hard, in fact. HC.

  3. That’s surprising. I heard the Q was soft.

  4. Colonel Mustard

    April 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Can you guys tag all regions, looks like you forgot several when you tagged this.

  5. Dashstrong is coming down!

    HC, aye!

  6. HC

  7. HC. I mean, if Nanny can do it…..

  8. SoloCup

    April 11, 2015 at 10:30 am

    HC

  9. HC

  10. In for this fine event. Looking forward to seeing how the MECA boys do it.

    • SoloCup

      April 13, 2015 at 4:14 am

      I believe there is a character limit to the Regions it will display on the actual Preblast.

      On the admin site Ive chosen:
      Anderson, SC, Asheville, NC, Atlanta, GA, Boulder, CO, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC – MECA, Charlotte, NC – Metro, Charlotte, NC – North, Charlotte, NC – South, Cleveland, OH, Columbia, SC, Crown Point, IN, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Florence, SC, Foothills, NC, Fort Mill, SC, Gastonia, NC, Greensboro, NC, Greenville, NC, Greenville, SC, Hartsville, SC, Lake Murray, SC, Lexington, SC, Nashville, TN, New Orleans, LA, North Augusta, SC, Raleigh/Durham, NC, Richmond, VA, San Antonio, TX, Sandhills, NC, Shelby, NC, Spartanburg, SC, Summerville, SC, Sumter, SC, Tallahassee, FL, Washington, DC, Wilmington, NC, Winston-Salem, NC.

      I was able to locate the post by going to each of the above Region’s sites

  11. Man this sounds tough! I’m in!

  12. 10 miles with pain stations. I don’t know, this sounds…yeah. I’m in. Bringing some #DashSTRONG PAX with me.

  13. HC. Anything for a patch. Wait there is a patch for this, right? Well, even if there isn’t it sounds like a blast. I’m in.

  14. Cinder Block is a HC. Hootie just signed him up.

  15. Definite HC. Glad to be able to Q an AO too. My team of Robot-Q’s will bring the ruckus.

  16. HC.
    Bleat.

  17. HC

  18. Spongebob from SwampRabbit is in

  19. In.

  20. HC

  21. HC

  22. HC for me.

  23. HC…..should be interesting

  24. HC

  25. Im in.

  26. HC

  27. I’ll be there

  28. SoloCup

    May 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    THE BEAR UPDATE:

    1. Highland Creek Elementary School’s address is 7242 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269.

    2. We will have two vans and a few cars leaving from the UNCC North Deck parking lot at 0530 to take Pax to Highland Creek Elementary School

    3. Pax who are providing their own shuttle-service need to park in the lot next to the North Deck at the UNCC and leave by 0530 to go to Highland Creek Elementary School

    4. If you plan to use the shuttle, please drop off your passengers at Highland Creek Elementary School, then drive to UNCC to park your car (e.g. we don’t need to shuttle the whole carload, just the driver)

  29. Planning to arrive in a clown car from Metro…bring some of the leftOvers from the GOAT…you know you wanna…looking forward to it gents!

  30. HC – just to silence @Hootie …for a moment.

    • . . . and the moment is gone.

      • And what a boring moment it was…

        Good to have you @BBQ but if you’re doing it for me, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. We all know you’re really doing it for the endless prizes and overflowing recognition. Your peers in #CubicleWorld will be waiting for you on pins and needles Monday AM waiting to hear all about your wild endeavors. I’m pumped that you’ll now have amazing stories to share with them during Show & Tell.

        By the way…who’s on Hootie Duty?

  31. I got U. I’m In.

    • Attaboy, Posh! See what a free coozie will do for a guy’s confidence! Now I just gotta try to keep up with you. #sandbagger

  32. Ten miles of pain, coozie and Hootie Duty. . . .my life is now complete. 😛

  33. Cupid is in.

  34. HC for derby

  35. A note for some of our newer guys – or bootcamp vets that have not done a multi-hour event.

    – Get some calories in you before the event. Banana & PB, 1/2 english muffin w/ PB, 1/4 cup of oatmeal (with PB), etc… Some carbs and some protein. Watch the coffee…there are no bathroom facilities available until you get home….

    – Bring some hydration with you. Yes there will be two aid station stops where you can re-fill, but always good to have it when YOUR body needs it. CamelBak if you don’t mind that thing bouncing around on your back. Nanny likes a disposable water bottle with gels duck taped to it.

    – bring some calories to consume along the way. You will enjoy the event a lot more if you are properly fueled. Light carbs or sugars. Gel packs, gummies, figs, raisins, half a granola bar, etc… Ingest every 45 minutes.

    – Lube up prior to the event. Especially those nips. Future self will thank you around 2PM.

  36. A few final messages… please spread the word to your crew:
    1) Bring your #ShovelFlags
    2) Echo The Nanny’s message above re: BYO hydration/fuel – we will have water and Gatorade at key points en route, but plan accordingly for your particular needs
    3) Important! Re: Parking – shuttle service is limited and will only be available from the UNCC North Deck to Highland Creek Elementary pre-event. There is no shuttle service post event. Please plan accordingly and if you can coordinate your own shuttle service with your cars amongst your PAX (like the Bear 2013 between Davidson/GCC) between the start/finish locations then even better. If you are parking at the North Deck, please use the surface lot rather than the deck. Shuttles depart the deck at 0530 sharp!
    4) Beatdown launches at 0600, but pre-event activities (such as reading the extensive #F3disclaimer) will commence at 0555.

    • Dumb question: which one is the North Deck? Stairway/Mineshaft or Sneaky Pete?

      • Aye Exit54… when ye get thar set yer eyes upon the heavens and look for the brightest star. Follow it until the glow of the gold that be Eldorado shine upon you. Or just drive around until you see some guys wearing dark clothing standing around a parking lot.

  37. T-claps to #Chowder and his band of cronies for their leadership and what they promised to be the easiest Bear yet.

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