Rotary Sunset Appalachian Bear Rescue - Bearly 5k Run/Walk Litter Pickup

Rotary of Oak Ridge Sunset Club is partnering for a service project, with the Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), Saturday October 31, @ 9:00 am, for their Bearly 5k Run/Walk. Every year on the last Saturday in October, many Appalachian Bear Rescue supporters join in at the Trillium Cove Visitor Center in Townsend and join the annual Bearly 5K Run/Walk.

This year things are a little different and the fun event will have to be virtual. So, we are one of many groups, that will be having a real event in Oak Ridge. ABR asked us to forward them pictures of our, Run/Walk/Litter Pickup. We hope all of you will join us (family/friend is included) helping to keep the Bearly 5K tradition alive! Registration will be in the link at the bottom of this page, and it will go directly to ABR. Here are the details: For those that decide to Run - you pick litter up after & those that Walk - pick up litter as you walk, along the river walk at the marina. Rotary will supply bags and gloves for pickup (keeping our social distancing - bring your masks).

The event will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, @ 9:00 am, starting at the Marina pavilion, as long as the weather holds out. Wear your Bearly 5K shirt, or dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and get outside to walk/run (you can get some exercise in, before eating all that Halloween candy!). Registration deadline for the event will be October 4, 2020. The race packages ship prior to race, with a Bearly 5K shirt and a small race bag with fun items. All of the money goes straight to the ABR.

Signup: August 30th - October 4th $45

Links: Register for the Bearly 5k (there are other cute items for sale - see the link at the bottom of the registration page or below link marked ABR Merchandise - think Christmas! ) : https://appalachian-bear-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/online-store/products/bearly-5k-walk-run-virtual-edition.

ABR Merchandise: https://appalachian-bear-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/online-store

Appalachian Bear Rescue Website (to learn how they support/care for the bears ): https://appalachianbearrescue.org

More information:
Contact Monique Wesh
Rotary of Oak Ridge Sunset Service Project Director


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