Granby Bear 5K Challenge

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Registration opens for Granby Bear 5K Challenge

By Sue Hancock

Celebrate the beginning of summer by running in the second Granby Bear 5K Challenge. This event is sponsored by the Granby Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club and will be held entirely on the GMHS campus on June 20 at 10 a.m. There will be fun for the whole family, with a 5K division and a Kid’s Fun Run prior to the 5K. The 5K course starts and finishes at the high school track. The run is a two-loop course with gently rolling hills. The course features one challenging uphill. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K as well.  

There will be $200 cash prizes for the top male and female finishers as well as $50 prizes for the top Granby male and female finishers. There will be medals awarded for the top three finishers in each age category: 5–9, 10–14, 15–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, 70+.

Runners can register at Pre-registered runners pay $25 ($15 for no race shirt); payment on race day is $30.

There will also be a Fun Run for younger runners starting at 9:30 a.m. These runners can also reserve their spot on the registration website, with $5 cash due at check-in on Race Day.

On-site check-in and registration will be available from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Please note that strollers and dogs are not permitted on course and that race shirt sizes are not guaranteed for registrations received after June 7. Chip timing will be provided for the 5K by Timing Plus New England.