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2022 Bears Who Care OktoBEARfest Fun Run & Walk

Sunday October 23rd, 2022

Winter Garden, FL

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(2022 BEARS WHO CARE OKTOBEARFEST 5K FUN RUN & WALK
Date: October 23, 2022 (Sunday)
Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital (Parking Lot) - 17000 Porter Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles); 1K (0.62 miles)

The fifth annual Bears Who Care OktoBEARfest 5K Fun Run & Walk is a healthy, family-friendly event that will be more BEARRIFIC than ever!  Either in person or virtually, run, walk or jog for a worthwhile cause, Bears Who Care, which provides teddy bears and books to children in need throughout the community.  After the 5K and Kid’s 1K, enjoy a morning of fun activities, including a new Alpine Cool Zone, live entertainment, interactive sponsor booths, raffles, plus prize giveaways.


Runners and walkers are all welcome to participate!  

REGISTRATION (IN PERSON PARTICIPANTS):
5K Registration* (now  - 10/9/22) - $35
5K Packet Pick Up Registration (10/10 - 10/22/22) - $40


5K Day of Race Registration (10/23/22) - $45


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Kid’s 1K Registration** (now - 10/9/22) - $25
Kid’s 1K Packet Pick Up Registration (10/10 - 10/22/22) - $30
Kid’s 1K Day of Race Registration (10/23/22) - $35


OKTOBEARFEST FUN RUN REGISTRATION (VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS)*:  


Adult 5K Registration* (thru 10/23/22)- $45
Kid’s 1K Registration** (thru 10/23/22)- $30
+Registration includes shipping+


*Add an Official GUND Bears Who Care teddy bear with any type of OktoBEARfest registration for only $20!  Your purchase will provide new teddy bears and books for three children in need.


**Add a youth size t-shirt to any 1K registration (sizes: S,M, L) for $10 each


ALL of the proceeds from the 2022 OktoBEARfest Fun Run will benefit children in need through Bears Who Care, which provides new teddy bears and books to children who are disadvantaged or ill.

You can make a direct donation to Bears Who Care when you register or you can donate here.

Event Updates:  Please follow Bears Who Care on Facebook for the latest news and updates!  

**A small processing fee will be applied for all race registrations online, which you can decide how to pay.  

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AWARDS:
Awards will be given in the following categories:
5K - Top Ten Male, Top Ten Female

TIMING AND SCORING:
This event will be chip timed using a disposable chip on the back of your bib.  Please be sure to wear your bib on the front side just below your chest to ensure accurate scoring. Bibs not worn in the proper place may not receive a proper time.  Results will be posted onsite day of race and online.

PACKET PICK UP:
Pre-race packet pick up and race registration times will be posted closer to the event.


Packet Pick Up Location:  Orlando Health Horizon West - 17000 Porter Road - Winter Garden, FL 34787


*5K packets and bibs will be available at the event starting at 6:30 am before the start of the race.  Please go to the Registration/Packet Pick Up area near the Start/Finish line.

PARKING:
Parking will be on the left side as you face the front of the Orlando Health building (on the same side as the emergency room).  There will be signs and attendants guiding you.

T-SHIRTS:
All pre-registered participants will receive a special event day t-shirt.  Sizes are only guaranteed to participants registered by 10/9/21.  Shirts and shirt sizes are not guaranteed for day of race registration. 

RESTRICTIONS:
For safety reasons, bicycles, skateboards, inline/roller skates, motorized carts of any kind and pets are not allowed on the race course.  Baby strollers and baby joggers are welcome to participant, but must start at the back of the starting pack.  Children riding in strollers or joggers do not need to be registered. 


SAFETY:


The health and safety of our community is our priority. This event will have an "in person" capacity of 500 runners with unlimited capacity available for virtual participants.  We will have safeguards in place for everyone's safety and comfort and work closely with local officials on any necessary protocols due to COVID-19. The well-being, peace of mind and safety of everyone attending the event is paramount in our planning and execution.


REFUND POLICY:
There are no refunds or transfers for this event.  This event will take place rain or shine.  


SPONSORSHIPS:
If you're interested in sponsoring the 2022 OktoBEARfest event, please email: [email protected]

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Start Location

17000 Porter Road, Winter Garden, FL

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