39th Annual Bear Run & Walk 5k | 2023
39th Annual Bear Run & Walk 5k
Saturday, June 17th, 2023
To our loyal Bear Run & Walk family - We hope this finds you well and staying healthy!
We can't wait to see you soon as we look forward to the 39th Annual Bear Run & Walk.
GO BEARS and THANK YOU for your support!
Start and finish inside Lake Wilderness Park. Enjoy the moderately hilly route around scenic Lake Wilderness with wooded lakeside trails.
Tech t-shirts for all who register by May 31st!
REGISTRATION OPENS in mid January
The fee for the race is just $35 for adults; kids 12 and under are FREE thanks to our sponsors, when you register online by May 31st (a small handling fee will apply for all registrations). For late registration (starting June 1st), add $5. T-shirts will be guaranteed for all those who register by May 31st and will be available as supplies last to all others. Participants 8 years old and younger must register with and be accompanied by an adult or participant 13 years or older.
PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP
Pre-race packet pick up will be offered at RoadRunner Sports in Kent on Wednesday, June 14th, 5pm-7pm. Come and get your race bib and t-shirt* before the race. Grab all of your race day needs when you come in to grab your race bib! Join the Road Runner VIP Family and get $10 in Rewards Cash to use on your purchases on this day. If you are already a VIP Family Member, earn DOUBLE REWARDS on those purchases. Visit RoadRunnerSports.com today!
*T-shirts only guaranteed for those who register by May 31st
USATF Certified Course!
Race Course Map
DAY OF RACE SCHEDULE
7:30am-8:30am Packet pick up and day-of registration*
9:00am 5K Run/Walk Start
*Day-of registration (until 8:30am) using your personal mobile device, then come pick up your bib from us! No on-site payments will be accepted.
Parking will be available at Lake Wilderness Park, Maple Valley, WA.
We highly encourage carpooling with others. Arrive early so you have enough time before race start!
Please see Race Day Map.
Chip timing will be provided by Tortoise and Hare Timing. Disposable chips will be placed on back of bib numbers.
AGE GROUP AWARDS
Awards for both males and females will be given in the following age groups for in person race only:
(Age group awards will be given based on chip time)
12 & under
80 & better
1st place in each age division (male and female) wins the coveted Bear Run Bear!
2nd-3rd place in each age division (male and female) receive Bear Run Bells.
Special awards for top 3 overall men and women (based on gun time)!
Official race results will be posted on the Results page and online at Tortoise & Hare Timing.
Results posted will be based on chip time (crossing start line to crossing finish line).
STROLLERS, DOGS & WATER
We encourage the use of jogging strollers along the trails of this family-friendly 5K! Out of consideration for other participants, dogs will not be allowed on the course (with the exception of service dogs). While there will not be water stations along the course, we do offer water and snacks at the end of the race.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Proceeds from the Bear Run will benefit Tahoma High School distance running programs administered by the Tahoma Cross Country Running Club. The funds fill a wide range of needs for our large team of athletes including support for athletes and families who need help with team participation and summer camp fees, multiple scholarships awarded each year, and travel expenses beyond that available from the school district budget. These kids work hard and run hard all year while maintaining exceptional grade point averages. They deserve our support!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact Jeff Brady at email@example.com
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