The 16th annual Running Bear Run returns on Tuesday July 25th, 2023. The race, professional chip-timed, is held rain or shine starting at Cherry Republic on Lake Street in Glen Arbor. Start times are 9 AM for the 5K Run/Walk with the 1/2 Mile Kid’s Run starting at 9:05 a.m. Online registrations will close at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023.
The race is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Women’s Club and 90% of the proceeds from our race provide scholarships for Glen Lake School seniors, with the remainder going toward other community charitable organizations.
Please visit the Running Bear Run race website for all the details and registration.
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“This race is so special. I just love the positive atmosphere.”
-Heidi Heuerman of Columbus, Ohio, who participates in about 15 races a year.
“This is a very electric atmosphere, well organized, and everyone is so friendly!”
-Louie and Effie Atsaves from Chicago were at the race with 27 family members
“We really appreciate the small-town atmosphere here in Glen Arbor and the race’s backing by the community. It’s one of our favorites.”
-Zack Ripley, who missed the 2016 race not long after the birth of his first child, trimmed 15 seconds from his first place in 2015.
“Thank you to you and the rest of the volunteer crew for the friendly, well-run event. It was my first 5K and my first visit to Glen Arbor, but I hope not the last one either!”