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The Bear Run 5K Run/Walk
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. Free parking with a shuttle to the park is provided at a different location this year: 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. **
See this map for additional suggested parking areas:
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.
**SPECIAL RAFFLE ITEM OFFERED!**
An autographed Steve Largent jersey has been donated and will be the prize of a separate, special raffle drawing! Tickets can be purchased with cash at the Bear Run before the race - $5 per ticket, cash only please. Be sure to find this special raffle opportunity near the check-in on Sunday. Of course, all proceeds benefit Tahoma High School running programs.
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
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