2020 OktoBEARfest Virtual Fun Run!

Anywhere (your favorite running or walking route)
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Running > 5k

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Event Description


Join us for the first-ever virtual OktoBEARfest Fun Run and see how much fun your socks and sneakers can “bear” for charity!  Celebrate your German spirit as you run, walk or jog anywhere and anytime from October 18 - 31, 2020 - you can even run the official OktoBEARfest route.  Choose from a 5K for adults or a 1K for children – it’s perfect for the whole family!  And when you participate you're giving back to children and families within the community, which is more important than ever!

Share your fun run experience and finisher medal on social media and tag @BEARSWHOCARE and #VIRTUALOKTOBEARFEST in the video or photo!  We will be posting updates and hosting some exciting activities on October 18, which was to be the in-person event day, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

When: Run or walk from October 18 - 31, 2020

Start/Finish: In the Hamlin community – anywhere and anytime!  You can also run or walk the official OktoBEARfest route, which will be posted soon.


  • Adult 5K Registration- $35
  • Kid's 1K Registration - $20
  • Adult 5K with Bears Who Care teddy bear Registration- $55
  • Kid's 1K with Bears Who Care teddy bear Registration- $40

Registration includes:

  • 5K participants will receive an official OktoBEARfest finisher medal, t-shirt, goody bag, race bib and finisher’s certificate! 
  • 1K participants will get an official OktoBEARfest finisher medal, goody bag, race bib and finisher’s certificate!

Packet Pick Up Information:

  • Local residents can pick up their race packet from October 16 - 17, 2020 (location will be announced).  
  • For those who wish to have their race packet shipped, there is a $3.00 shipping fee, which you need to select during registration. If you do not select that option, we will assume that you will retrieve your OktoBEARfest items in person.

Packet Mailing Information:

  • For local residents, we recommend picking up your official OktoBEARfest packet in person on October 16 - 17 (location will be announced).
  • For those who wish to have their OktoBEARfest items shipped to you in time for the event kick-off on October 18, please register by October 4!  We will start mailing race packets that week.  If you register after October 4, please allow one week for your shipment arrival.

Race Bib & Finisher Certificate:

  • Your race bib and finisher certificate will be available for download and sent to you via email by October 1, 2020.

Beneficiary & Fundraising

  • All of the proceeds from the virtual 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.


There are no refunds or transfers for this event.

*A $3.00 processing fee will be applied for all race registrations, which you can decide how to pay.  To have your race packet and goody bag shipped, there is an additional $3.00 fee (the direct cost of shipping the items.)



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