5K Run and Kids' Races 

October 25, 2013

White Bear Lake

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Overview

Famously referenced by Mark Twain in, “Life on the Mississippi” White Bear Lake is named after its largest lake.  Once proclaimed, “One of the most popular resorts in the magic northlands,” White Bear Lake has retained its small-town charm and is located on the north-eastern edge of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.  

Distinct for its small town character, the beautiful downtown area of White Bear Lake hosts many events showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community. From the celebration of Manitou Days and Marketfest in the summer to the BEAR’ly open Winter golf tournament on the ice, the downtown area is alive with fun festivals and special events for the whole family throughout the entire year.

The “Scare in White Bear” 5k begins at West Park, closest to the downtown area and along scenic Lake Ave.

Be sure to join the post-race reception for performance and costume awards ceremonies which will take place at the park.

This is part of our J.A.M.S. youth race series.  There will be 3 distances: 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 mile.  Kids' races are not timed - every finisher gets a finsiher's medal.

 

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Registration

There are two ways to sign up:

  • REGISTER ONLINE  Once on-line registration has closed, you may still register in the store and race day registration will be available at the park.

  Are you a Tri Club member?  Get 25% off the race fee by registering in the store!

The race fees are as follows:

  • 5K Walk/Run - $35 before 10/10, or $35 through 10/23, or $45 on race day
  • Kids' Runs (12 years of age or younger) - $20 before 10/10, or $25 on race day

 

Every participant registering before October 10th receives a commemorative cotton shirt.  These are UNISEX shirts, and may run a little bit large, so please order accordingly.

NOTE:  If you register within 14 days of the race date, you will NOT receive a race shirt.

Size chart - measure just under your arms, around your chest.  The shirts tend to run a little large, so if you're between sizes, you might want to go a size lower, but it's totally up to your individual preferences.

XS 30-32
S 34-36
M 38-40
L 42-44
XL 46-48
2XL 50-52
3XL 54-55

 

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Packet Pick-Up

Your race packet will include all the materials you need for your race, such as your timing chip and race bib, and some fun stuff like your complimentary race shirt and special offers.

Be sure to bring your race bib and timing chip on race day morning. And please be sure to bring only the timing chip for this race; DO NOT wear a timing chip from a prior race, or it may interfere with your time for Scare In White Bear, potentially not recording your effort.

Kids' races are not timed - every finisher gets a finisher's medal.

Pick up your race packets at our retail store at 1340 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions).

 

Thursday, October 23th, 2014   10am-8pm


Friday, October 24th, 2014   10am - Noon

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Race Location

Scare In White Bear starts and finishes near downtown White Bear Lake (get directions).  Parking on race day will be available within the neighborhoods near the park. Signs and volunteers will direct the participants and volunteers.

 

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Schedule of Events

5:30 pm - Park and parking areas open

6:00 pm - Packet pickup & race day registration begins

6:30 pm - START OF KIDS' RACES

7:00 pm - Race announcements (near start line)

7:00 pm - START OF 5K WALK/RUN

8:00 pm (Approximately) - Awards ceremony

There is no time limit - we’ll stay out until the last person finishes :)

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Course Profile

This course is about as flat as they come, and the path is smooth and fast, hugging the shoreline of White Bear Lake.

The course is a paved run.  You start on the east side of West Park in dowtown White Bear Lake, doing a clockwise loop around the park right after the start.  Then you head south on the path that follows the shoreline.  Runners stay on the path and turn around just before the path intersects Hwy 61.

Runners then make their way back on the same path until they reach the southeast corner of West Park again, at which point you hang an immediate left and run one more clockwise loop around the park, finishing right where you started.

Fluid replacement (water and HEED) will be available at the halfway point (also the turn-around) and at the finish area.  Volunteers are stationed throughout the course and at critical turns.

You can wear headphones on the course - just please be aware that it is an open course, and you need to watch out for traffic, participants and everything else!

For the kids' races, the 1-mile distance goes south along the path for about 1/3 mile, then turns around and heads back to the park, doing one clockwise loop back to the start/finish area.  The 1/2-mile distance just does two loops around the park, and the 1/4-mile distance does one loop.

 

The finish line is located on the path across the street on the east side of the park (the start and finish line are the same line). The finish area, where spectators and finishers can gather, watch and cheer, will be adjacent to the start/finish line and is encompassed by the park itself.

Volunteers will assist in removing Race Number tags or timing chips.  Bottled water, fresh fruit and other post-race snacks will be provided.

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Awards and Prizes

Be sure to join the post-race reception for performance and costume awards ceremonies which will take place at the park.  Kids' race participants will receive a finishers' medal.

Additional awards are given to:

  • Best costume
  • Top overall Male & Female athletes
  • Top 2 Male & Female athletes in each age group (19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

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Results and Photos

 

RESULTS

PHOTOS

 

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Refund / Cancellation Policy

This policy has been created in fairness to all the athletes so that equal opportunity exists for registering for all Tri Fitness events.

Tri Fitness reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule an event in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster.  In the event of such a cancellation, there will be no refund of entry or processing fees.   If Tri Fitness decides to cancel an event for reasons under our control, entry fees will be refunded to existing registrants.

There are no race transfers on race day, even if a registered athlete is a no-show and a slot is available.  This is to ensure that events start on time, for safety considerations and event management.

Severe Weather

There is a chance of inclement weather. The safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators, police and everyone else is our top priority, so we may need to make race-day adjustments.

The race director will have NOAA weather alerts via phone and walkie-talkie, and will monitor any severe weather alerts.  All volunteers will watch for lightning and alert the director immediately if they see it.  We will be following a 30-30 policy, which is: if we witness a flash of lightning, and hear thunder within 30 seconds, then we will delay the race by 30 minutes. Everyone should avoid any metal objects or tall, solitary objects and head to their car if possible. 

The roads will almost certainly be wet in that case.   Please watch for slick roads and standing water.

In the case of lightning during the course of the event, we may have to cancel and pull participants off the course. This will be the responsibility of the sag wagon and other volunteers as we can afford.   We will work to notfiy all participants currently on the course that the event is being canceled.

There are no refunds or transfers in the event we have to cancel the race, though we reserve the right to issue a transfer via email to registered participants. It is the absolute last option, but we have to have everyone's safety in mind.

Athlete Refunds

Tri Fitness has a no refund policy.  If you are unable to participate for any reason once you have registered, you may transfer your registration to another athlete with no additional charge.   If you would like to transfer your registration, please contact races@trifitnesswbl.com to update athlete information.

Transfers

Under certain circumstances, race transfers can occur for an event within the same calendar year. A race transfer is defined as transferring an athlete’s registration to another race for any reason.

A race transfer can occur under the following conditions:

  • The request to transfer out of a race must be made 14 days or more prior to that scheduled event date.  No transfers will be allowed underneath this deadline unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Extenuating circumstances: If you have an injury (verified by a doctor's order) or a member of your immediate family has a death or a medical emergency and it is within 14 days of the scheduled event yet greater than 72 hours prior to the event, you will need to notify us in writing.  The race director will consider each request on a case by case basis after the event, for credit towards a future Tri Fitness event within the same calendar year.   No credits will be issued with less than 72 hours prior written notice to the event.
  • Transfers can be made to any race owned by Tri Fitness and list on our Events page.   Race transfers are only allowed once per person, per season.
  • Credit for the transfer will be based solely on the entry fee paid, and not inclusive of processing fees, etc.
  • If the race to which you are transferring has a higher entry fee as of the date of the transfer, you must pay the difference by making out a check to Tri Fitness.

Considerable effort goes into producing an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. Transferring two weeks out from an event can be managed, but under the two week limit a transfer causes considerable issues, both monetarily and organizationally as packets have been prepared with sized t-shirts, chip numbers have been requested based on the athlete’s entry, and perhaps a race has been closed in which a transfer would bar another athlete from entering the event.

Thank you very much for your understanding of this policy and thank you also for your participation in Tri Fitness events.

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For More Information

Please contact us at races@trifitnesswbl.com.

 

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Are you interested in becoming a race sponsor?  We have multiple opportunities available - click here to get all the information.

 

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