Virtual Race Information

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the need to social distance, the Bear Cupboard Run is going to be contested this year as a virtual run.   What is a virtual run?    It’s simple.   On the weekend of our race, you can run the distance you signed up for, time yourself, and then submit the results to us.   Instructions on how to do  all of this is provided below.     Your participation will benefit the Lakeland Food Pantry which, as you can imagine, is being relied upon by many more people now in this difficult time.

Virtual Race Distances

  • Half Marathon
  • 5 K Run/Walk
  • 1 Mile Cubby Run – Ages 9 and Under

To complete your virtual race, follow the steps below:


If you have not registered yet, you need to do so.   Click on the button below to take you to our registration page.   If you are already registered, you will automatically be entered into the race distance you originally signed up for.    


Mail-In Registration Form

You can send in a mail-in form, but we do recommend registering online if possible.  The mail-in form is an option if you do prefer that.

Mail-in Form
(click to open, right-click to download)

Run Your Race

Sometime on Saturday, June 27 or Sunday, June 28, you can run your race.   You can run whatever course you want, as long as you have the right distance.   You’ll need to time yourself.   This can be a simple stopwatch or if you have a GPS enabled device, that works even better as it will track your distance.  If you want. go to the results page to print your own Bear Cupboard Run personalized race number.

Submit Your Results

Go to our results page and find your name in event entry list.    You can enter your time next to your name.   If you did use a GPS-enabled tracker, you can upload the course file to your results as well.  This will allow others to see your run results in more detail.

We will periodically update race standings over the weekend as results are received.   You have until Monday, June 29 at Noon to submit your results.    

Complete details and procedures for this will be published prior to the race and emailed to those that signed up online.

Print Your Finisher Certificate

Once the race has been completed, you can download and print your finisher certificate.    It would be best to wait until the event closes since placings will change as more people submit their results.



With your race registration, you will be entitled to our 2020 version of the Bear Cupboard Run t-shirt.       We hope many can pick-up their shirts in the Minocqua area.   The location for pickup will be announced soon.   If you cannot get it locally, we will mail it to you.    You also can just tell us you don’t need a shirt and we will apply that portion of your race fee to support the Lakeland Food Pantry.


The virtual races are being conducted on an honor system! Please uphold the spirit of honest racing by running the full distance of your race, and reporting accurate times.  Remember, this is for fun and supporting a good cause.