Thank you for attending the 2019 edition of the Bear Claw Classic Trail Run For Freedom, a Fit For Hope event presented by 360 Blue®. For information on future events, click here.


June 1 2019


Presented by 360 BLUE®

The hottest run on 30A benefitting shelters that serve women impacted by gender violence and sexual abuse.



June 1st, 2019 over 130 locals gathered to explore South Walton’s best-preserved natural landscapes in support of victims of trafficking, abuse, and exploitation.

We are immensely grateful to everyone who registered and donated to sustain life-changing programs both here on the Emerald Coast and in one of the world’s most prominent human trafficking hubs. Following this year's event, our team was honored to grant $7,000 to two (2) organizations that shelter, counsel, and empower women impacted by human trafficking, domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.



You Too Can Help Restore Freedom & Dignity

Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in restoring hope to women impacted by gender violence and sexual abuse! Link arms with local businesses, other runners, and Fit For Hope members nationwide by making a 100% tax-deductible gift today.


Gifts made between July 1, 2019 and the next ediition of the Bear Claw Classic will be held in a for distribution to vetted 501(c)3 partners of Fit For Hope.


Brenna Kneiss Photo Co.

We are incredibly grateful to have one of the most-talented (and most-generous) photographers on 30A once again capturing this year's event.



Founded in 2017 by three colleagues who challenged each other to raise money by getting in shape, Fit For Hope has grown to become a nationwide community of active and aspiring athletes leveraging their fitness for good!

With monthly challenges, virtual races, and in-person events like the Bear Claw Classic, there's a way for everyone to use their fitness to give back as a member of Fit For Hope.

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We are immensely grateful to the individuals and organizations who have have deepening this event’s capacity and furthered its impact.


Presenting Sponsor

360 Blue® offers the most well-appointed & luxurious properties along 30A & in Destin paired with exceptional service to create a memorable vacation experience!

Known for their world class service, 360 Blue represents the largest collection of luxury homes on the coast, backed by a fun and energetic team who have a passion for sharing the local lifestyle and giving back to those in need.


Partner Sponsor

Centennial Bank provides a broad range of commercial and retail banking and related financial services. Centennial Bank prides itself on delivering excellent customer service, prioritizing convenience, and taking care of the communities in which it operates.

Partner Sponsor

RUN/SUP® is a fitness lifestyle brand that combines running and stand-up paddling in not only fitness classes and organized races from our WaterColor BoatHouse location, but also a growing retail presence from our R/S® store in Seagrove Beach.

Partner Sponsor

Bendurance's mission is to help others find happiness through living a healthy lifestyle. As a NASM-certifed Trainer, Ben Bollinger helps beginner and advanced endurance athletes redesign, rebuild, and conquer by making every workout fun and challenging.


Proudly Supported By



Please support these incredible individuals and companies! Their generosity makes events like the Bear Claw Classic, and organizations like Fit For Hope, possible.


We are incredibly grateful to our friends at Black Bear Bread Co. for once again providing Bear Claws!