About Wake The Bear

Welcome to Wake The Bear 5k / 10k Run Walk

Thank you for coming out and helping us support the Bread for Life Organization!  It was a great day full success and fellowship.  A special thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and generous sponsors.  We could not do it with out you.

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Bread 4 Life

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life, He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” -John 6:35


Bread 4 Life is a campaign to help eliminate hunger in the Flushing schools in the name of Jesus.
Each week, bags are packed with healthy foods for grade schoolers to take home for the weekend.  If you would like to become a part of this impacting ministry please contact  Elizabeth Smith at 810.659.5926 or email: elizabeth.smith@holycrosslutheran.com


Donations of food, money and your time are gratefully accepted. To make a donation online, click HERE.


*Volunteer sign-up sheet can be found at the visitor center.


B4L is currently packing: 104 Bags

Bread For Life

Wake The Bear Race

The Wake The Bear Race is going to be a fun exciting event in beautiful Flushing, Michigan. You will enjoy great view while compete against your fellow runners. We are happy to announce that every runner will receive a finishers medal after crossing the finish line..   1st place award will be given to the top finisher in each age group. Run like a bear coming out of hibernation is chasing you!

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The course is set in beautiful Flushing, Michigan. You will find an enchanting run through the rolling hills of Flushing Park, that will lead you across bridges, through the woods and along the river.


Wake The Bear Route


Wake The Bear Sponsors

Papa Bear, Moma Bear, Baby Bear and Honey Bee Sponsors

Your donations and sponsorship was very much appreciated. Thank you again for your support! Because of wonderful people like you we will be able help Bread for Life continue the incredible work they are doing!


2017 Wake The Bear Sponsors

Flushing Vision Source
Flushing Fire


Pricing - Wake the Bear Price

Add a run shirt to any run add $10

Cub Run $10
5K Run/Walk $15
10k Run/Walk $20

After March 6, 2017 Prices will increase

Cub Run $15
5k Run/Walk $20
10k Run/Walk $25

After April 6, 2017

Cub Run $17
5K Run/Walk $22
10K Run/Walk $27

Race Day Registration
Cub Run $20
5K Run/Walk $25
10k Run/Walk $30

I love Wake The Bear!  Join us on May 6, 2017 to Wake The Bear and Support the Bear 4 Life Organization!  Thank you Runners! Thank you Sponsors! Thank you Volunteers!!!!!!!   Wake The Bear Feed The Kids!!


Frequently Asked Questions

Wake The Bear Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Race Date?
A. The Race will be held on May 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Rain, Snow, or Shine.


Q.  Who does the Race benefit?
A. The Race will benefit the Bread For Life Organization.  To learn more about this awesome beneficiary, click here!


Q. How do you Wake The Bear!
A. You Wake The Bear by coming out of hibernation, join us in all types of weather to kick off the spring, give it your all  and help feed the kids.


Q. Are there any price discounts?
A. Yes, There are two planned price increases.
March  1, 2017 and April 16, 2017  Make sure you register before those dates to get the discounted prices.

All proceeds will go to the Bread For Life Organization.

Q. Are there going to be Finishers Medals at this year race?
A. Yes,  All runners who finish this years race will receive a medal.  First place finishes in each age group will receive an additional award.

Q. Where do I park?
A. Parking will be available at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Coutant St. or at Spring View Elementary School.



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Wake the Bear Dinner, Packet Pickup, and Raffle

Need some pampering? Thanks to their generous donation, you can win a gift card to Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio Salon & Spa of Flushing or Rae Lynns Salon at the packet pickup dinner!

Come to pickup your race packet and stay for for dinner before the race! $5/person. Also raffle for lots of great prizes!