Bear 5K Challenge

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Bear 5K Challenge and Kid’s Fun Run to benefit Granby Bears Athletics

Celebrate the beginning of summer by running the first ever Bear 5K Challenge. This event is sponsored by the Granby Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club and will be held entirely on the high school campus June 21. There will be fun for the whole family, beginning with the Kids’ Fun Run, followed by the 5K. 

The Kids’ Fun Run will start at 9:30 a.m. These runners can reserve their spot on the registration website; $5 cash due at check-in on race day.

The 5K course starts and finishes at the high school track. The run is a two-loop course with gently rolling hills and features one challenging uphill. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K as well. Food and concessions will be available post-race. Runners for the 5K can register at the following link:; pre-registration fee for the 5K is $25; race day registration for the 5K is $30.

On-site check-in and registration is from 8-9:30 a.m. Please note that strollers and dogs are not permitted on course. Chip timing will be provided for the 5K by Timing Plus New England.

Cash prizes are $200 for top male and female finishers, as well as $50 prizes for the top Granby male and female finishers.  Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in their age categories: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

The Granby Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club is an organization of parents and community members dedicated to supporting, encouraging and advancing the athletic program and related activities of GMHS. The club promotes projects to improve facilities, equipment, and team related needs necessary for the athletic program of the school. The boosters typically meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in the GMHS Media Center and new members are always welcome.  With the running of the first Bear 5K Challenge and Kid’s Fun Run, the boosters would like acknowledge the contributions and pay tribute to the memory of a former Granby Memorial High School Booster Club member, Dona Barrows.