Walkers/runners in bear suits welcome at Bear Creek Nature Center Nov. 4Oct. 23, 2017
People in bear suits are typically not encouraged at nature centers, but an exception will be made Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Bear Creek Nature Center.
The occasion will be the third annual Bear Run, a 3K fundraising run/walk, following trails through the regional-park open space around the center at 245 Bear Creek Road.
The 10 a.m. “race” will be preceded by a 9 a.m., costume contest.
Under the event rules, runners/walkers must wear a bear costume - which is paid for with the entry fee.
Those feees vary between adults and children and whether a person has a suit from previous years.
The Bear Run attracted about 170 entries in 2016. "We're hoping for 200 this year," said Nature Center Supervisor Mary Jo Lewis.
Event proceeds go to the Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers nonprofit organization.
For more information, call the Nature Center at 520-6387.
Westside Pioneer/press release