The 9th annual Big Bear Run is set for Sunday, May 4. Proceeds from the race support Menlo-Atherton High School’s 50-plus sports teams.
Professionally timed, the 5K run begins at the M-A gym lot on Ringwood and weaves through flat Lindenwood, ending with a track finish on Coach Parks Field. Medals are awarded for all age group winners, both male and female — 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Age catagories are: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. Race registrants receive t-shirts.
Early check-in to pick up race t-shirts and bibs is on Friday, May 2, from 2:30-6:00 pm at the gym lot on Ringwood. Race day check-in begins on Sunday, May 4 at 7:30 am and closes at 8:45 am. Race starts at 9:00 am sharp. No skates, scooters, bikes, headphones or dogs allowed.
Refreshments and awards ceremony follow the race. There will be a drawing with prizes, including an iPad mini, Beats headphones, and gift cards. M-A Bears decals will be awarded to M-A students completing the race in 45 minutes or less.
Please bring new or gently used athletic shoes for donation to charities.