Big Bear, Ca, September 5, 2011, 12:00pm – The final event in the Conquer the Bear series will take place this Saturday, September 10th.  The series which started in February this year with Snowshoe the Bear, has seen athletes through a technical mountain bike course, a lengthy around the lake paddle and now athletes must Endure the Bear with a 30k trail run.  The Conquer the Bear series has athletes competing in the longest or hardest course of each event.  Two years ago event organizers for Open Air Big Bear also added Conquer the Cub, which is for people who want to participate, but who may not be ready for Conquer the Bear.  Conquer the Cub participant’s race in the short course of each event.  This Saturday there will be four different options for participants, including a 5k, 15k, 30k and 50k trail run.  Participants will run through the hills of the south shore, along the ridgeline overlooking the Seven Oaks Valley, and down some exciting trails, starting and ending in the Village of Big Bear Lake.  According to race organizers Karen Lundgren and Paul Romero, registrations have nearly doubled so far from last year.  Romero told KBHR that he is “particularly excited about everything endurance in Big Bear.  I love seeing locals participate, and take up the sport of trail running.”  Romero went on to tell KBHR that he is very thankful to everyone in the Village for their support, and he finds the location to be a great headquarters for big events in Big Bear.  The event will kick off early Saturday morning at the Christmas Tree Lot in the Village.  To register or to get more information go to