Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8:00 am
Location: Bear Creek Trail
Start and Finish: Race starts and finishes at Albert-Oakland Park, 1900 Blue Ridge Rd.
Length: 13.1 mile run/walk
Cost: $40 in advance and $50 on race day (if spots are available, there is a 300-racer cap on this event).
Registration: To register for the Bear Creek Run Half Marathon online, click here. You can also register at the ARC (1701 W Ash) or by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 573-874-7460.
Please register by Friday, Sept 18 to be guaranteed your shirt size.
The Bear Creek Run Half Marathon returns to the scenic Bear Creek Trail on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. This 13.1 mile race welcomes runners and walkers. The course starts and finishes at Albert-Oakland Park and takes participants to Columbia's Cosmo Park and back and is 80 percent gravel trail. "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 that will also have great volunteer support.
Visit the 2014 Bear Creek Run Half Marathon Facebook event page to see pictures and comments shred by racers.
Bear Creek Run Registrants will receive:
Race Schedule (subject to change):
Friday, October 16, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Bear Creek Run Couch to Creek Training Group
June 2-October 17, 2015
$129 (class fee includes Bear Creek Half Marathon registration of $40)
To register for Couch to Creek online, click here. You can also register at the ARC (1701 W Ash) or by calling 573-874-7460.
This 20-week training group will take beginning runners from the "couch" to "creek" with twice weekly group sessions on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, starting June 2. Certified Trainers will lead the group on training runs and provide cross training and nutritional information as you prepare to conquer 13.1 miles. In 2014, this was an incredibly inspiring group of 29 people who started and finished the challenge together. Here is what one of the participants had to say after the race was over:
"Running in the Couch to Half-Marathon training group was one of the most fulfilling experiences I've ever had. I never would have thought I was able to run, let along complete a half marathon! The coaching and group support were the piece I was always missing. This group changed the way I thought about myself and fitness and the lasting friendships I made have been amazing!"
Candlewood Suites is the official hotel partner for the 2015 Bear Creek Run with discounted rates for our race participants. This is a brand new hotel and is loaded with amenities including a full kitchen in every room, so you can make your favorite late night snack and race morning breakfast to be fueled and ready to go! Use this link to reserve your room or call 573-256-0200 and be sure to ask for the Bear Creek Run rate. We are guaranteed to have rooms available at these discounted rates through Oct 2- reserve yours today!
Studio Suite $99
Double Studio Suite $109
One Bedroom Suite $119
Interested in volunteering?
If so, please visit http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Volunteer/ to sign up. If you need assistance or have a group interested in volunteering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers play a huge role in the success of these events and their support is greatly appreciated!
Course Map (click on image to enlarge)