University of Pikeville

Office of Alumni Relations
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5268


Bear the 99 5K 2023

This year’s Bear the 99 5K will be on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9 am (Registration beginning at 8 am)

Participants can run the event virtually for a safer option.

Virtual Race Information

Please scan the qr code or visit the link below for to run the race virtually.

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To pay for the virtual race please use the following link:

In Person Race Information

In person event registration begins at 8:00 am on Benefactors Plaza.

To register for the in person event visit:

The race will begin and end on Benefactors Plaza, located at the top of UPIKE’s iconic 99 steps. Full route is shown below.

map of downtown pikeville
Bear the 99 5K Route

Lisa Blackburn

Director of Alumni Relations
(606) 794-5421