Running of the Bears 5K race on Sunday June 25, 2023
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LOCATION: Clark's Bears, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln, NH 03251.
REGISTRATION: Online registration is $30 per person ages 11 and up. Ages 4-10 are $15 each. Registration will be open until June 24 at noon and includes one Running of the Bears technical fabric T-shirt, a Clark's Bears tote bag plus additional donated swag. Shirt sizes are guaranteed if registered by June 1, 2023. After that date,shirts are while supplies last.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Day of race registration is from 7:00 am-7:45 am at the Picnic Pavilion at Clark's Bears. The cost will be $35 per person ages 11 and up. Ages 4-10 will remain at $15 per child.
CHECK-IN AND BIB PICK UP: Enter the park from the Anaconda Raft Ride gate from 7:00 am-7:45 am for check-in. Your bib, complimentary T-shirt, Clark's Bears tote bag and swag will be available at the picnic pavilion.
DETAILS: The race will begin at 8:00 am and will take place rain or shine. This is a BYOB race. BRING YOUR OWN BEAR!! Each runner or walker needs to race with a teddy bear to qualify. Just in case you forget, teddy bears will be on sale the morning of the race. Strollers are allowed but must go to the end of the line up for safety reasons.
PARKING Please use the north end of the Main Parking lot near the water tower for plenty of free parking.
RESTROOMS: There are plenty of clean restrooms inside the park at the Anaconda Escape and the Riverbank Restrooms.
START & FINISH LINE: The start/finish line is located inside Clark's Bears at Merlin's Mystical Mansion.
The 3.25 mile route will be:
- Start from Merlin's Mystical Mansion.
- North to the Anaconda Escape (raft ride)
- Turn left and through the parking lot to Connector Road
- Turn left onto Connector Road to Hobo Parking Lot back entrance
- Turn right into Hobo Railroad to Route 112
- Turn right onto Route 112 to junction of Route 3
- Turn right at the traffic light onto Route 3 back to Clark's Bears
- Turn right into Clark's parking lot and back through the Anaconda Escape gate
- Race ends inside the park at Merlin's Mystical Mansion.
WATER STOP: There will be one water station about half way along the race.
TIMING RESULTS: You will be able to download a QR code from your bib to get race results from Eleven11 timing.
AWARDS: Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and top three female runners. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners in each age category. There will also be fun awards such as biggest bear, best costume, most decorated stroller etc. Stop by the Picnic Pavilion after the race for awards and refreshments. Awards will not be mailed after the event.
BENEFIT: All proceeds will be donated to the Linwood Ambulance Service, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. They are a group of dedicated volunteers who provide emergency medical services at the basic and advanced life support levels to the communities of Lincoln and Woodstock, New Hampshire. The Linwood Ambulance Service is grateful for your support!
MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the race contact Anne Englert at 603-745-8913 Ext. 2.
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We can BEARLY wait to see you!