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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3C Running with the Bears gains recognition This ferocious bear does a little dance while runners get closer to the finish line at last August's Running with the Bears Marathon. The marathon separated itself from other marathons by adding a plethora of fun details. Photo submitted Tigers lose five straight Portola's Will Marquette throws his meanest fastball during the Tigers' game against Incline last Tuesday. The Tigers had a busy week last week, playing five games in total. Portola lost to Incline 16-6 before heading to Maxwell for a tournament. Portola lost all five games last week to drop its record to 3-6. Photo'by Tiffany Williams Looking for a car or truck? NO HASSLES NO EXTRA EXPENSE I can get you almost any new car or truck, virtually any make or model, for less than you are likely to pay going to a dealership out of town! LET MY 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU! Quincy Auto Co. 530-283-CARS (2277) or 530-966-5463 1970 E. St., Quincy , James Wilson Sports Reporter The Running with the Bears Marathon in Indian Valley outdid itself last Au- gust, becoming a Boston Marathon qualifier and at- tracting runners from all over the country. In addi- tion to the marathon, the event offered a half marathon and a 10K race. Now entering its third year, the race recently at- tracted national attention, being picked by Marathon and Beyond Magazine to be the featured race in the March edition of its e-zine (electronic edition). The magazine is one of the most read runner maga- zines in the country and normally features much larger events. Running with the Bears is one of the smallest marathons in the country with only 300 com- petitors. "Most of the news cover- age for races usually focuses on big city events," said race coordinator Josie Litchfield, "So it's a real honor to be recognized by this national magazine that we've done a good jO b. In a lot of ways though, Indian Valley sells itself. Who wouldn't want to run here?" Currently the marathon is already 60 percent full and filling up fast. The event at- tracts people from all over with its unique take on the traditional marathon. Runners are not only treated to the beautiful sur- roundings of Indian Valley, but are greeted along the course .by musicians play- ing various types of music. Motivational signs along the course are mixed in with signs that feature interest- ing facts about bears. Runners are handed a cold beer right at the finish line and treated to a mas- sage. It's understandable why the race organizers' motto is, "We don't race by the same rules." , "Logistically, this is a pretty tough race to put on, continued Litchfield. "There's definitely a reason you don't find Boston Quali- fiers in small rural towns, but I think that's what makes it so unique. We built the type of race that we'd want to run in ourselves; ,where our kids can also have a good time, and where there's a cold beer and a great view at the finish line." The race is put on by Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc., and proceeds from the event go to the or- ganization to help develop healthy family relations for foster children. The event is set to take place August 17. Those interested in competing or volunteering can get more information at running We WaNt 3Odl' Submit your favorite animal photo to us to consider using in our new feature, Amazing Animals. Each week we will select one photograph to publish in our four Plumas County newspapers. However, there is a good chance we will publish more than one picture weekly as space and submissions allow -- will it be yours? Here's How: Mail photo to: Feather Publishing - Amazing Animals Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 or Email to: or drop it off at one of our offices Please include name of person submitting picture, animal's name, town where taken and any other pertinent information. ..........................  ........... I :  : ........ '  :!''-"' I II tt 96 E Sierra Ave.,  ]