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Bear Trail Half Marathon & 10K

October 2, 2022 | Bear, DE | 9:00 AM

 Save the date for next year - Oct 1, 2023 

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UPDATE

Race Day Weather Forecast (as of 9/29/22 at 10:00 AM)

Overcast with rain showers at times. High 61F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%. This race is schedule to proceed and will run in the rain. 

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THE RACE

Enjoy nature at Lums Pond State Park. Starting and finishing at Area 1, the Bear Trail Half Marathon & 10K uses portions of the Little Jersey and Swamp Forest trails. The course is a mix of single track, wide trails and is relatively flat in elevation. This race is appropriate for all level runners including beginners. 

RACE LOCATION

Lums Pond State Park - Area 1

1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701

AGE REQUIREMENT

Runners must be at least 14 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.

Runners must be at least 7 years old to participate in the 10K. 

REGISTRATION

Registration Opens June 3, 2022

Registration fee includes t-shirt and finisher medal. 

Register by Sept 13 to be guaranteed a shirt! 

Half Marathon

$50.00 - June 3 - June 5, 2022

$60.00 - June 6 - July 31, 2022

$70.00 - August 1 - September 29

$70.00 - Race Day 

10K

$40.00 - June 3 - June 5, 2022

$50.00 - June 6 - July 31, 2022

$60.00 - August 1 - September 29 

$60.00 - Race Day

Registration transfers are not permitted to other Rip It Events. Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits. Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles are prohibited.

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RACE INFO

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

7:30 AM - Packet Pick Up Opens

9:00 AM, Wave 1 - Half Marathon, Men

9:03 AM, Wave 2 - Half Marathon, Women

9:06 AM, Wave 3 - 10K, Men

9:09 AM, Wave 4 - 10K, Women

11:00 AM - estimated 10K award ceremony

11:03 AM - ALL Half Marathon runners must begin loop 2

11:30 AM - estimated HM awards ceremony

PACKET PICK UP 

Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. You packet includes your race bib and timing chip. If you're unable to attend packet pick-up, someone may pick up your packet on your behalf. Packet pick up will be on race day only at the race venue beginning at 7:30 AM.

WAVE START (updated, 9/25/22)

To ensure runner safety and to reduce the amount of passing during the first few miles of the race, participants have been placed into waves based on their race distance. Participants must start in their assigned waves. 

 

9:00 AM, Wave 1 - Half Marathon, Men

9:03 AM, Wave 2 - Half Marathon, Women

9:06 AM, Wave 3 - 10K, Men

9:09 AM, Wave 4 - 10K, Women

BIB TRANSFERS

Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED.

RACE CATEGORY CHANGES 

Prior to race weekend:

If you decide to switch from the Half Marathon to the 10K (or vise versa), please let us know by email prior to race day. The deadline to switch your race category by email is Thursday, Sept 29. Please send email to racedirector@ripitevents.com.

 

Prior to the start of the race:

Runners may elect to switch from the Half Marathon to the 10K (or vice versa), at packet pick up race day. Please let us know when you pick up your race bib. 

Switching during the race:

For Half Marathon runners - If during the race, you decided not to complete both loops of the course, you will be removed from the race results (marked as DQ) and will not be eligible for awards. Runners will still receive a finisher medal.

RUN COURSE

The race starts and finishes at Area 1 inside the Lums Ponds State Park. The race uses various sections of the Swamp Forest and Little Jersey trails. Both trails are use natural surface and will be marked indicating the route on race day. Any type of running shoe is appropriate for this race. 

10K - one loop of course (6.55 miles)

Half Marathon - two loops of course (13.1 miles)

To view the run course, click HERE.

To view the venue map (start/finish line and half marathon - start 2nd loop), click HERE

Half Marathon Course Requirement

All runners will reach mile 6.55 (start 2nd loop) by 11:03 AM. Runners that have not completed this distance by 11:03 AM will not be permitted to continue on the course. A 18:20 per mile pace was used to determine this required course cut off time.

WATER STATIONS

To reduce the amount of contact between runners and race management, participants are HIGHLY encourage to wear a camelback or fuel belt during the race. There will be 2 aid stations along the loop course. Both will be serving water and gatorade.

Water Station # 1 is located at mile 3 and mile 9.5 on the looped course. 

Water Station # 2 is located at the start/finish line (start of 2nd loop for half marathoners).

BATHROOMS

The bathroom building located in Area 1 will be open.

There are no bathrooms along the run course. 

PARTICIPANT SHIRT & FINISHER MEDAL

Register by Sept 13 to be guaranteed a shirt! 

Participants will receive the shirt size they selected at online registration. We will purchase extra participant shirts to anticipate final registration numbers. Shirt exchanges can be completed at the conclusion of the race. Athletes will receive a finisher medal at the finish line. 

TIMING & RESULTS

This race will use bib tag timing. Your timing chip will be affixed to the back side of your bib number. Please do not remove your timing chip. If you drop out of the race at any point, please notify member of the race staff. It is essential that we know where you are on the course at all times for your safety and our peace of mind.

 

This event will be publishing LIVE results through out the race. To access results on race day, go to www.ripitevents.com and access the "Results" webpage from your smart phone. Choose this race from the race options and enter your bib number on the results page.

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top finisher in the following group categories for both the Half Marathon & 10K: Overall, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. ​​

 

PARKING

Parking will be in Area 1 at Lums Pond State Park. The start finish line is located next the parking lot in the grass area.

 

CONTACT

We look forward to see you on race morning! Please send us questions/concerns at racedirector@ripitevents.com.