Sunday, October 1, 2023 • Bear, DE
Welcome to the Bear Trail Half Marathon, an annual event held in the beautiful Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware.
This race has been a favorite among local runners for years and offers a diverse and picturesque route that winds through portions of the Little Jersey and Swamp Forest trails. One of the most notable features of this race is that it is suitable for runners of all levels – including beginners.
The race starts and finishes at Area 1 within the park, and runners will complete two loops covering a total distance of 13.1 miles. The course is a mix of single track and wide trails, and is relatively flat in elevation, making it a fast and scenic race. The natural surfaces are well-marked to ensure that participants stay on track and don’t lose their way.
The race route includes two water stations that will serve both water and Gatorade to runners. Water Station #1 is situated at mile 3 and mile 9.5 on the looped course, while Water Station #2 is located at the start/finish line, marking the start of the second loop for half marathoners. Note that all runners must reach mile 6.55 (the start of the second loop) by 11:03 AM, and those who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to continue on the course.
Finishers of the Bear Trail Half Marathon will receive a unique finisher medal and a soft cotton t-shirt as a way to commemorate their incredible achievement. Spots for this highly anticipated race are limited, so register soon to secure your slot in this race that’s sure to be unforgettable!
Race Weather & Climate
Bear is a suburban community located in New Castle County, Delaware, in the northern part of the state. It’s approximately 10 miles south of Wilmington, Delaware’s largest city. Bear offers residents a suburban lifestyle with proximity to urban amenities and a convenient location for commuters.
In Bear, on October 1, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 70°F and an average low temperature of approximately 50°F. This period signifies the transition from summer to fall, with comfortably mild weather. Average rainfall in October is approximately 3.3 inches.
Bear Trail Half Marathon Race Results
Bear Trail Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Bear Trail Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM EDT.
The course cut-off time is 1:00 PM EDT.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Bear Trail Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $45 and up fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $40 and up fee for the 10k.