Big Bear, Ca, August 26, 2010, 3:00pm- The Conquer the Bear series is coming to a close with the final race, Endure the Bear, a mountain trail run, on September 11th.  The trail run will start in the village and head up into the hills of Big Bear.  There is a race for everyone with distances ranging from 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers.  “We are trying to get people outside, into the forest and onto the beautiful trails that Big Bear has,” said Karen Lundgren, Event Director for Open Air Big Bear.  Endure the Bear is the fourth event in the Conquer the Bear series, which began this February with Snowshoe the Bear, followed by the Team Big Bear Mnt Bike Race in June, and Paddlefest in July.  Those participating in all four events will “Conquer the Bear” on September 11th, and according to Lundgren “The Conquer The Bear participants include all levels of athletes who have challenged themselves in multisport throughout the year.  Every participant has pushed themselves past their self-imposed limits, and surprised themselves.”  Register for the race before Saturday August 28th, and be entered into a drawing for a luxury home rental in Big Bear Lake just blocks from the start line, compliments of Big Bear Vacations.  To register for Endure the Bear go to and click on register.