BEAR TRAIL >> HALF MARATHON & 10K
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 14, 2021
BEAR TRAIL HALF MARATHON & 10K
October 3, 2021 | Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE | 9:00 AM Start
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.
Runners must be at least 14 years old to participate in the Half Marathon and at least 7 years old to participate in the 10K.
COVID-19 RULES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by all COVID-19 rules, requirements and other safety guidelines issued by the event, park, and the state. Participants will be required to sign a specific Covid-19 waiver during online registration.
REGISTER - Registration opens Friday, May 14 ,2021.
$50.00 - May 14 - May 16, 2021 (72 hour lowest fee)
$60.00 - May 17 - July 31 2021
$70.00 - Aug 1 - September 30, 2021
$40.00 - May 14 - May 16, 2021 (72 hour lowest fee)
$50.00 - May 17 - July 31 2021
$60.00 - Aug 1 - September 30, 2021
REFUNDS & DEFERRALS
There are no refunds for this race. Participants may elect to defer their registration to the 2022 race (tentatively scheduled for October 2). To view the defer policy, click HERE. To request a defer, please email us at .
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.
The following are prohibited from the race course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at .
Lums Pond State Park - Area 1
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701
To view a map of the park, click HERE.
PACKET PICK UP
Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes getting your timing chip, bib, shirt and pint glass. Packet pick up is on race morning only. A photo ID will be required to pick up your packet.
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 of 50 people based on their average pace per mile as entered on the registration form. Each wave will consist of both 10K and Half Marathon participants. Participants must start in their assigned waves. The wave assignment list will be published and sent to participants via email one week prior to race day. If your average pace is list incorrectly but only by 30 seconds or so, please remain in your assigned wave. If you feel strongly that you should be placed in a different wave, please email us at . Starting in the same wave with a friend or spouse NOT considered a valid reason to request a wave change.
Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. There are two reasons for this rule.
1. All registered participants will sign a wavier agreeing to the race rules during the registration process. Additionally, runners will receive detailed information from us days leading up to the event with updated safety requirements. Non-registered runners will not have signed the waiver and will not have receive communication from us.
2. Our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number.
Switch Race Category
Participants who wish to switch from the Half Marathon to the 10K (or vise versa) can do so by sending us an email at . The deadline to switch race category by email is Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Participants may switch race categories on race day but must indicate so at the start of the your race wave.
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. The following are prohibited from the course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
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) in 2 hours. Runners that have not completed this distance by 11:27 AM will not be permitted to continue on the course. A 20:00 per mile pace was used to determine this required course cut off time.
RACE CATEGORY CHANGES
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 or in-person on race day. Please send email to .
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.
Water Station # 2 is located at the start/finish line (start of 2nd loop for half marathoners).
TIMING & WITHDRAWING DURING THE RACE
Your timing chip (orange square) is affixed to the back of your race number bib. Do not remove this timing chip. You can throw away your timing chip/race number at the conclusion of the race if you'd like. It is disposable.
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.
All results will be posted directly online in real time. Finishers can use their smart phone to access their individual results by going to the RESULTS webpage at the conclusion of their race.
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+.
The bathroom building located in Area 1 will be open. There are no bathrooms along the run course.
Parking for this race will be inside Lums Pond State Park at Area 1.
PARTICIPANT SHIRT & FINISHER MEDAL
Participants will receive a logo shirt and finisher medal. We will purchase extra shirts for those who wish to exchange their shirt for a different size. Shirt exchanges can be completed at packet pick up. Participant shirts are short sleeve and made by Zorrel Primease. They will be soft cotton type (this is the same shirt type Rip It Events has used for all of 2019). To view the shirt size chart, click HERE.