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Additional race information can be found at https://www.bearswhocare.org/oktobearfest.
2021 Bears Who Care OktoBEARFest 5K Fun Run & Festival
Date: October 24, 2021 (Sunday)
Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Hamlin Town Center (Cinepolis Parking Lot)
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles); 1K (0.62 miles)
The fourth annual Bears Who Care OktoBEARfest 5K Fun Run & Festival is a healthy, family-friendly event that will be more BEARRIFIC than ever! 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 and Kid’s 1K, enjoy a morning of fun activities, including games, live entertainment, interactive sponsor booths, raffles, plus major prize giveaways and a beer garden.
Runners and walkers are all welcome to participate!
Your health and safety are our #1 concerns, so we will have enhanced healthy and safety protocols in place (please see details below).
5K Early Registration (now through 10/8) - $35
5K Early Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $55
5K Registration (10/9 - 10/21) - $40
5K Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $60
5K Packet Pick Up Registration (10/22 & 10/23) - $40
5K Packet Pick Up Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $60
5K Day of Race Registration (10/24) - $45
5K Day of Race Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $65
Kid’s 1K Early Registration (ages 4 to 12 years old; now through 10/8): $30
Kid’s 1K Early Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $50
Kid’s 1K Registration (10/9 - 10/21) - $35
Kid’s 1K Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $55
Kid’s 1K Packet Pick Up Registration (10/22 & 10/23) - $35
Kid’s 1K Packet Pick Up Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $55
Kid’s 1K Day of Race Registration (10/24) - $40
Kid’s 1K Day of Race Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $60
• 5K participants will receive an official OktoBEARfest finisher medal, t-shirt, goody bag, race bib and finisher’s certificate!
• Kid’s 1K participants will get an official OktoBEARfest finisher medal, goody bag, race bib and finisher’s certificate!
**You can also participate in the 2021 OktoBEARfest 5K and 1K virtually. Registration includes shipping.**
Virtual Adult 5K Registration - $40
Virtual Adult 5K Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $60
Virtual Kid’s 1K Registration - $25
Virtual Kid’s 1K Registration with Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear - $45
VIP 5K EXPERIENCE WITH ERIC MARTSOLF:
Join Eric Martsolf, Emmy-winning actor and star of "Days of our Lives," for a special opportunity to enjoy the 2020 OktoBEARfest 5K together! Each participant will walk the race route and take photos with him! There will be a dedicated area at the event for all VIPs. With your 5K packet, you will also receive a personalized, signed copy of Eric's favorite children's book, "Are You My Mother?" (This VIP experience is limited to 22 people.)
VIP 5K Registration (now through 10/8) - $150
ALL of the proceeds from the virtual OktoBEARfest Fun Run will benefit children in need through Bears Who Care, which provides new teddy bears and books to children who are disadvantaged or ill.
You can make a direct donation to Bears Who Care when you register or you can donate here.
Event Updates: Please follow Bears Who Care on Facebook for the latest news and updates! https://www.facebook.com/BearsWhoCare
*A small processing fee will be applied for all race registrations online, which you can decide how to pay.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
5K - Overall Male, Overall Female
1K – Overall Male, Overall Female
TIMING AND SCORING:
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.
PACKET PICK UP:
Pre-race packet pick up and race registration times (the location will be announced at a later date):
Friday, October 22
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5K packets and bibs will be available at the event starting at 6:30 am before the start of the race. Please go to the Registration/Packet Pick Up area near the Start/Finish line.
Parking details will be provided. 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 10/8/21. 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.
The health and safety of our community is our priority. This event will have an "in person" capacity of 600 runners with additional capacity available for virtual participants.
Bears Who Care will be implementing the following safety protocols. (Additional details will be provided closer to the event):
- Participants will be required to wear masks pre and post-race.
- All race staff and volunteers are required to wear personal protective gear.
- Race capacities will be limited to ensure physical distancing and rolling "start waves."
- Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be accessible throughout the venue.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and sealed water bottles will be available at water stations and the finish line.
Bears Who Care will work closely with local officials on increased safety protocols due to COVID-19. Please note that Bears Who Care may have to change the event to a virtual event only, pending Orange County guidelines and to protect the safety of our participants.
There are no refunds or transfers for this event. This event will take place rain or shine.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
HORIZON WEST happenings
Gary Lambert Salon
If you're interested in sponsoring the OktoBEARfest event, here is the sponsorship overview: Click Here
You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congratulations on your OktoBEARfest 5k!!!! Don't forget to record your virtual results by clicking on the link below:
And once complete to download your finisher certificate!
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