Bear Run 2019

November 9th @ 10:00 a.m.

Join Bear Creek Nature Center for our 5th Annual Bear Run! This is a family-friendly 5k and 3k fun run & walk. All new runners get a bear suit to keep and wear during the run. Returning runners can dust off their bear suit from previous Bear Runs and register at a discounted rate. Come early for pre-run Bear Yoga, costume contest, music from 103.9 RXP morning show host Summer Justice and bear face painting! All proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers group, which in turn funds the educational programs and nature camps at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers.

The run will take place on the Nature Trails and Regional Trail of Bear Creek Regional Park. During the route you’ll run alongside a mountain stream and through golden meadows. The course contains two hills, one uphill and one downhill.

Embellish your suit to win prizes by entering in the costume contest. Afterward, head over to Black Bear Diner – a Bear Run Sponsor! – in your suit & get a FREE entrée! (Up to $10 value).

Event details and schedule

November 9, 2019

Schedule of pre-race events:

8:30-9:30 a.m. Check-In (Check in before 9:00 if you plan to participate in Bear Yoga!)

9:00-9:30 a.m. Bear Yoga (class lead by OmTastic Yoga studio staff)

9:40-9:50 a.m. Bear Costume Contest

9:50-9:55 a.m. Winners Announced (prizes can be picked up immediately following race)

10:00 a.m. Start of 5k run

10:10 a.m. Star of 3k fun run & walk

After the run Head to Black Bear Diner on Garden of the Gods Rd. IN YOUR BEAR SUIT and get a free entre’e (up to $10 value!)

Cost to Register:

New Adult Runner: $60*

New Child Runner: $30*

Returning Adult Runner: $20

Returning Child Runner: $15

*Includes bear suit to keep!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Thank you to our partners!