Bears Who Care OktoBEARfest 5K Fun Run at Hamlin

Sun October 20, 2019 Winter Garden, FL US 34787 Directions
Special pricing for youth

5K Fun Run

$30 7:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Save $5 for youth ages 4 to 12. Ages 3 and under are free.
Limited to first 20 participants

Eric Martsolf VIP Experience

$150 7:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
18 spots left.

This VIP experience is limited to 20 participants
14111 Shoreside Way
Winter Garden, FL US 34787

2019 Bears Who Care OktoBEARFest 5K Fun Run & Festival

Date: October 20, 2019 (Sunday)
Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Hamlin Town Center (Cinepolis Parking Lot)
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

The second annual OktoBEARfest 5K Fun Run & Festival is a healthy, family-friendly event!  Run, walk or jog for a worthwhile cause, Bears Who Care, which provides teddy bears and books to children in need throughout the community.  After the 5K, enjoy a morning of fun activities, including a kid's race, games, live entertainment, food stands, raffles, plus some new elements including major prize giveaways and a beer garden.  Stay for the Hamlin Artisan Market happening next to the event.  

Runners and walkers are all welcome to participate.  

Early Adult Registration (March 1st to October 9th) - $30
Late Adult Registration (October 10th to October 18th) - $35
Adult Day of Race Registration - $35

Youth Ages (4 to 12 years old)
Early Youth Registration (March 1st to October 9th) - $25
Late Youth Registration (October 10th to October 18th) - $30
Youth Day of Race Registration - $30
Ages 3 and under are free.

Eric Martsolf VIP Experience - $150

Experience the OktoBEARfest 5K with Emmy-winning actor, Eric Martsolf and star of the popular NBC daytime drama, "Days of our Lives"!  Your admission includes the opportunity to walk the race route and take photos with Eric and an autographed copy of Eric's favorite children's book, plus the official race t-shirt and finisher medal.  This special opportunity is limited to only 20 guests. Learn more about Eric

*A $2.50 processing fee ($9.00 for the Eric Martsolf VIP Experience) will be applied for all race registrations which you can decide how to pay.


Get ready for the OktoBEARfest 5K Fun Run by completing two complimentary walk/run events either in person or virtually.  In partnership with Healthy West Orange and Orlando Health, when you participate in all THREE event from August - October, you'll receive a limited edition finisher medal!  Register for the other two events here:



Abbott's Frozen Custard

Citrus Church

Farnsworth Peak Performance & Atlas Speed Training

The Goddard School of Winter Garden

Healthy West Orange

Horizon West Happenings

My Neighborhood Storage Center

*If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, click here.*



Awards will be given in the following categories:
Overall Male, Overall Female
Three deep in the following age groups for male and female:
10 and under, 11 to 14, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 and over
All participants who register by Friday, October 5th will receive a commemorative medal.

This event will be chip timed using a disposable chip on the back of your bib.  Please be sure to wear your bib on the front side just below your chest to ensure accurate scoring. Bibs not worn in the proper place may not receive a proper time.  Results will be posted onsite day of race and online.

Pre-race packet pick up location is Axiom Bank (16418 New Independence Pkwy, Suite 100, Winter Garden, FL 34787)

Friday, October 18
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

5K packets and bibs will be available at the event starting one hour before the start of the race.  Go to the Registration/Packet Pick Up area to the left of the Start/Finish line.

The event is being held on the top level of the Cinepolis parking lot in the section closest to Hamlin Groves Trail (directly across from Publix).  There are parking spaces behind the festival and on the sides.  As you face the theater, the parking entrance is on the left side (the start/finish line is on the right side).  There will be signs and attendants guiding you.

All pre-registered participants will receive a special event day t-shirt.  Sizes are only guaranteed to participants registered by Friday, October 4th.  Shirts and shirt sizes are not guaranteed for day of race registration. 

For safety reasons, bicycles, skateboards, inline/roller skates, motorized carts of any kind and pets are not allowed on the race course.  Baby strollers and baby joggers are welcome to participant, but must start at the back of the starting pack.  Children riding in strollers or joggers do not need to be registered. 

There are no refunds or transfers for this event.  This event will take place rain or shine.

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