Save the Date! Next Year's Bear Run Will Be on June 9, 2019
Start and finish inside Lake Wilderness Park. Enjoy the moderately hilly route around scenic Lake Wilderness with wooded lakeside trails and jaunts through residential areas and along back roads.
NEW for 2018: Tech t-shirts for all who register by May 30!
Breaking News: Course Update for 2018 - Due to construction in Lake Wilderness Park the start and finish will be altered this year. The course will still be 5K however the alterations will result in this year's course not being TAC Certified. An updated course map will be available soon. Please check back for details.
Click here to register! The fee for the race is just $28 for adults; kids 12 and under are FREE thanks to sponsor Tab Wizard, when you register online by May 30th (a small handling fee will apply for all registrations). Late registrations will be accepted in the staging area up to 30 minutes before the race. For late registration, add $5. T-shirts will be guaranteed for all those who register by May 30th 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 Road Runner Sports in Kent! Come and get your race bib and t-shirt* before the race on Friday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m. Road Runner Sports is offering Bear Run registrants a discount during packet pick-up! You'll receive $10 off your purchase of $30 or more; VIPs can receive that discount or 25% off of anything!
*T-shirts only guaranteed for those who register by May 30.
TIME SCHEDULE FOR DAY OF RACE
Day-of-race registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 A.M. on race day. You can register on race day up to 8:30. The race starts promptly at 9:00. The awards presentation will begin about 10:15, and the random prize drawing will follow.
Because the Bear Run is part of Maple Valley Days festivities, there is limited parking at Lake Wilderness Park. Click here for a race day parking map.
Free parking with a shuttle to the park is provided starting at 6:30am from Rock Creek Elementary School located at 25700 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE (on Highway 169). ** Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and use the shuttle from Rock Creek Elementary; you’ll need to catch the shuttle no later than 8:20 to reach the park in time for the 9:00 gun start (earlier if you haven’t picked up your bib at RoadRunner). Rock Creek is the only parking location with a shuttle to the park. **
Chip timing will be provided by Tortoise and Hare Timing. Disposable chips will be placed on back of bib numbers.
Awards for both males and females will be given in the following age groups:
(Awards will be given based on gun time - actual finish from gun start.)
12 & under
80 & better
1st place in each age division wins the coveted Bear Run Bear!
2nd-3rd place in each age division receive event ribbons.
Special awards for top 3 overall men and women!
Prizes, prizes, and more prizes will be given away by random drawing after the awards presentation. All finishers are eligible. Must be present to win.
Official race results will be posted shortly after the conclusion of the event. These will be based on chip time (crossing start line to crossing finish line).
Available near the registration table beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Please pick up your items promptly following your finish.
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 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
email Jeff Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org