To our loyal Bear Run family. We hope this finds you well and staying healthy. Registration is open for the 2021 Bear Run and we will be hosting both a virtual and an in person event in compliance with State, County, and City Covid-19 guidelines.
We can't wait to see you soon and look forward to the 37th annual Bear Run.
Go Bears & 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 June 30th!
Click here to register! The fee for the race is just $30 for adults; kids 12 and under are FREE thanks to sponsor Tab Wizard, when you register online by June 30th (a small handling fee will apply for all registrations). For late registration, add $5. T-shirts will be guaranteed for all those who register by June 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.
There will be no day of race registration this year.
PRE-RACE PACKET PICK-UP
Pre-race packet pick-up will be offered at Road Runner Sports in Kent on Thursday July 8th, from 5-7pm! 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 VIP Family and get $10 in Rewards Cash to use on your purchase today. If you are already a VIP Family Member, earn DOUBLE REWARDS on today's purchases. Visit RoadRunnerSports.com today!
Pre-race packet pick-up will also be available for pick up on Friday July 9th at Tahoma High School (bus loop east side) parking lot, from 5-7pm.
*T-shirts only guaranteed for those who register by June 30th
Course for 2021
To make this year’s event go a little more smoothly and not have to close roads for an extended period of time, we have created an out and back course. You can view the Course Map here. We hope to be back to the around the lake loop in 2022.
Time Schedule for Day of Race
The 1st wave of runners will begin promptly at 9am and is a competitive wave pace of 7 minute/mile pace or faster. All subsequent waves will be spaced 5 minutes apart.
We are also offering a virtual race option this year.
Parking will be available at Lake Wilderness Park.
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 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. (based on chip time, not gun time, in person only)!
Awards will be available for pickup on Thursday July 15th from 5-7pm at Tahoma High School (bus loop east side) parking lot.
Official race results will be posted on-line. These 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 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 email@example.com