University of Pikeville

Office of Alumni Relations
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5276


Bear the 99 5K 2022

This year’s Bear the 99 5K will be on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 9:00 am – 12 pm.

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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Payment information is included on the site above.

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.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt and race medal. Sizes range from from youth small through adult 4XL.

map of downtown pikeville
Bear the 99 5K Route

bear the 99 5k race medal design
2022 Medal Design

Lisa Blackburn

Director of Alumni Relations
(606) 794-5421