2013 Running of the Bears 5M/5K/1M

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Come enjoy the beautiful hills of Montgomery, TX !!  Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for the 4th annual Running of the Bears in historic Montgomery, Texas, the birthplace of the Texas flag. The run has three planned races:  1) a competitive chip-timed 5-mile race, 2) a competitive chip-timed 5K, and 3) a just-for-fun 1-mile family run/walk.  The starting line is located at Ransom's Steakhouse near downtown Montgomery, and the route takes you along the surrounding rolling country roads.
The 1-miler will start at 8:00am, with the 5-miler and 5K going off around 8:30.
Moisture wicking T-shirts (Dri-Fit style).  All kids participating in the 1-miler will receive a participation medal, and the 5-miler and 5K will award  first, second, and third place trophies for male and female overall finishers.  Male and female age group finishers placing first through third will receive medals in the following categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over.
We will also have DOOR PRIZES.  Last year's door prizes included...
***  $100 WalMart gift card
***  FREE wiches from WHICH WICH
***  Golf and dining at April Sound Country Club
***  $20 gift cards from FIVE GUYS
***  1-month membership to CAP Elite Fitness
***  Sam's Boat gift certificates
***  Montgomery Candy Company gift certificates
***  AND  MORE!!!
PLUS... a DJ, and an awesome, festive environment! Come out and support the Running of the Bears!
Entry fees on or before April 6th are $20 for the 5-miler and 5K and $10 for the 1-mile fun run.  Fees go up $5 to $25 and $15, respectively, on April 7th.
Directions - From Houston or The Woodlands: I-45 north to exit 84B (75/Loop 336/Frazier).  Stay left on feeder and go left at the light (Loop 336).  Go 5.5 miles west on 336 and then turn left on Hwy 105 westbound.  Go 12.3 miles and turn right on C.B. Stewart Drive (look for the library sign on the right ... if you hit the FM 149 intersection, you have gone 0.6 miles too far).  Go 0.2 miles to Clepper Drive.  Turn left at the stop sign at Ransom's and park on the left or right where indicated. The start and finish lines are by Ransom's Steakhouse (300 C.B. Stewart Drive, Montgomery, TX 77356).
The Marion Franke Team
Buckalew Chevrolet
Luke's Locker
T-Shirts Plus
Middleton Orthodontics
Kevin J. Coupe, M.D.
Ransom's Steakhouse
April Sound Country Club
CAP Elite Fitness
Five Guys Burgers and Fries

What they said about the Running of the Bears!

Great Event - well organized! I like the start time (good for the kids since it is a family fun run). Well done!! GO BEARS!

I really enjoyed the race and LOVED the age groups! I run almost every weekend and I actually got 2nd for my age group! I can't believe it! I really never have a chance at most races because they don't offer the different ages and the youngsters get me every time. I was siked when they called my name! The entire event was put on very well, Thanks so Luke's Locker! They really got it going on! I'll be there next year!

I loved the race! It was a great race for newbies and families. The warm up in the beginning was wonderful... really enjoyed that. The homemade cookies, brownies, muffins were good, but I liked the fresh strawberries even better. The age groups were atypical of other events, so I would suggest conforming to how others do it...40-44, 45-49. I'll be there next year. Liked the shirts too.