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Bear Creek Run Half Marathon



The 7th Annual Bear Creek Run Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 – hello Halloween race day fun!!
The Bear Creek Run has quickly become a favorite race in Mid-Missouri. Runners and walkers have come to love the scenic course along the Bear Creek Trail as well as the encouraging volunteers, great race shirts, and finisher medals. The 13.1 mile course starts and finishes at Albert-Oakland Park and takes participants to Columbia’s Cosmo Park and back on mostly limestone gravel trail (with the exception of a few areas of trail and the run around Cosmo Park which are paved). “Inspiration Hill” will keep runners motivated as they approach the half-way point. There are aid stations (water stops) every mile to mile-and-a-half along the well-marked course.
Advance registration is required and there is a 250 participant cap on the event. Race registration is $55. Please register prior to October 16, 2020 to be guaranteed your requested shirt size. Bear Creek Run Registrants will receive:
– Bear Creek Run Half Marathon long sleeve performance fabric race shirt
– Bear Creek Run finisher medal
– Post race food from Smoothie King CoMo and Natural Grocers
– Chip timing
Register online or call 573-874-7460, 874-7700. Race registration closes at noon on Friday, October 30, 2020. There is NO race day registration.
Awards will be given to the first place overall male and female finishers and the first, second and third place males and females in these age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. $100 prize will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers.
Race Schedule (subject to change):
Friday, October 30, 2020
5:00-6:00 PM: Packet Pick Up at the ARC, 1701 West Ash St.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
6:30-7:50am: Packet pick up at Albert-Oakland Park, 1900 Blue Ridge Rd.
8:00AM: Half Marathon
10:00AM: Post-race food available
1:00PM: Race Course Closes