DID YOU KNOWEach year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. That's two classrooms full of students diagnosed with cancer every school day.
Thank you for joining Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and taking part in Run for the Bear. Your support helps us fight this devastating disease on behalf of every one of these brave children.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The 18th Annual Run for the Bear will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Check-In & Registration: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM. Races start: 8:00 AM.
REGISTRATIONEntry Fee Before 9/28: $30 Adults / $25 Children (11 & under)Race Day Fee:
$35 Adults / $25 Children (11 & under) Click HERE to register for Bear Necessities' 5/10K Run & Walk.
Location: Eastview Elementary School / 540 Longwood Drive / Algonquin, IL 60102 (Start and finish line are located directly behind Eastview Elementary. Registration will take place in the school's gym.)
Route: Enjoy a scenic route on the Fox Valley Bike Path, taking you along the beautiful shoreline of the Fox River. Start and finish line at Eastview Elementary School. Courses are USATF certified. This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. To learn more about CARA, visit: www.cararuns.org.
Other:First 500 registrants receive T-shirts & race bags. Registration fees are non-refundable. FREE Pancake Breakfast for all participants. Non-participants may purchase breakfast the day of the race: $5 Adults, $3 Children (11 & under).
Awards: will be presented to the top male/female in the 5K & 10K Runs and the top three male/female finishers in each division: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. Race results will be posted at the event. Final results are then posted on Active.com, Runner’s Edge and CARA websites. Our race timer will provide “state of the art” RFID timing technology from ChronoTrack Systems for fast, accurate results.
ABOUT BEAR NECESSITIES
Eighteen years ago, Bear Necessities began in the Chicago hospital room where a boy named “Bear” battled Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. At just eight-years-old, Bear often expressed more concern for his fellow patients than he did for himself. Early in 1993, after a hard 5 ½ years, Bear lost his battle. But through this national organization that now carries his name, Bear’s vision – to do what we can, when we can to help kids with cancer – lives on.
Every 3½ minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. That's two classrooms full of kids diagnosed each school day! Only with your help can we ultimately put an end to this devastating disease. You can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer here in the Chicago area and across the country. Set-up your very own personal fundraising page and collect pledges for race day.
Learn more about Bear Necessities' programs and services at www.bearnecessities.org.