June 27, 2020 – Downtown Minocqua

The Virtual Run results page is now open to accept your race times.    Instructions can be found on the Virtual Run page.   You can enter times until Monday, June 29th at Noon.

Due to the Covid-19 situation and the very good likelihood that the ability to gather in large crowds will still be limited by race day, the Bear Cupboard Run will be contested as a virtual race.    Click on the button above and it will give you details on how to complete your Bear Cupboard Run.

 11th Annual Bear Cupboard Run
June 27, 2020
Virtual Run – 5K, Half Marathon, and Cubbie Kids Run


Well, it looks like we are going to have to improvise for this year’s version of the Bear Cupboard Run.   Due to the current situation with stay-at-home orders and the need to social distance, we have decided to run the Bear Cupboard Run as a virtual race.   For those of you who may not know what a virtual race is, it’s very simple.   On the day of the race, you can choose your favorite social distancing place that also serves as your favorite running place and record a time for either the 5K or Half Marathon races.   You then go to the Performance Timing website, find your name and enter your time.   If you use something like Strava or Garmin Connect, you can upload the run file so others can see where you ran and further verifies your results.

This year, more then ever, your participation in the event is even more critical.   The Lakeland Food Pantry serves many families in need throughout the year.   However, given that many families are struggling with finances due to layoffs or reduced work hours, the need for services like the Lakeland Food Pantry offers are greater then ever.    Your support of the Bear Cupboard Run is an important fund raiser for the Pantry and by going out and running that day, you will be making a positive contribution to a very critical and important organization.

Registration is still being set-up and will be reopened soon with further instructions.    We’ll send an email to those that have participated in the past when everything is ready.

Race Photos


Here is the new t-shirt for our Virtual Race event with our famous bears doing their part to being safe when going out in public,


Register now using the link below: 


On site Registration and Packet Pick up at the American Legion Minocqua, Wisconsin across from the Post office

2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

2017 Race Photos – Courtesy of Keegan Mullen

 2016 Results

2016 Race Photo Gallery – courtesy of Karen  Carlson
Features pictures of the Half Marathon out on the course.

2016 Race Photo Gallery – courtesy of Keegan Mullen


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2019 Results
Race Photos

2018 Results
2017 Results

2016 Results 


Print out a participation certificate by clicking on the PDF icon next to the runners name.  There is also an icon for Facebook that you can use to share your results with your friends.

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