The Woods at Bear Creek Trail Races

Franklinville, NY


Please join us on Sunday July 28, 2019
 for the 2nd Annual Woods at Bear Creek Trail Races at the beautiful Woods at Bear Creek Resort in Franklinville, New York. This year we will be offering two great options for you to choose from. You can run the same great 5K as last year that takes place entirely on the groomed gravel park roads. This course features THREE challenging hills and spectacular views of the resort. The finish line is located adjacent to the restaurant along the west shore of Bear Creek Lake.

For those of you interested in running the new 5 Mile Run/Trail Combo, we have something special lined up just for you!  You will run your first 5K with the rest of the participants and cross the finish line. You will receive an official 5K time for that event and would be eligible for any/all awards associated with that race. BUT...you aren't done yet! After crossing the finish line you will be directed to the off-road trails. The trail we designed for this event winds its way up and down the hills and around Bear Creek Lake before merging back onto the main road and finish line. Depending on the weather, these trails can be wet and muddy so be prepared for the worst.

This year we are asking participants to support The Warrior House of WNY!
The Warrior House of WNY is a 501c3 Veterans service organization and farm located in Orleans and Niagara County in Western New York. The farm consists of nearly 1500 acres dedicated to for hunting geese, ducks, turkey, deer, and pheasant. The hunts are organized for wounded Vets, and children who have lost their parent in a war.

The Warrior House of WNY recently expanded its mission to offer direct support for wounded veterans, and partners with the V.A and Buffalo Family Readiness to offer a multitude of services, and can assist wounded veterans with maneuvering their way through the red tape.


Why you MUST run at Bear Creek...
  • Beautiful & scenic resort
  • Only a 1 hour drive from downtown Buffalo!
  • Full service restaurant and bar on property
  • Professional Timing & Finish Line Services by RMS
  • Music before, during, and after the race
  • Water stations on course
  • Finish line photos & custom certificates
  • ITSYourRace mobile app for instant results
  • Post race celebration overlooking the lake
  • Restaurant open to the public with beer and drink specials!
 

START/FINISH
Both the 5K Run/Walk and the 5 Mile Run/Trail Combo will start at 9:30am. The finish line is adjacent to the Woods at Bear Creek restaurant and bar located on the south shore of Bear Creek Lake.

The Woods at Bear Creek
3510 Bear Creek Road
Franklinville, NY 14737

REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
Online registration will remain open until Thursday July 25th at 5pm. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at the resort from 8:00am until the start at 9:30am. We will provide water stations on the course and at the finish line. Light snacks will be provided at the finish line and participants can purchase lunch on their own inside the Bear Creek Lodge after the race! Paper applications can also be downloaded and mailed to iRun WNY Inc. at 1570 Braley Road Youngstown, NY 14174.

A la Carte Registration Options
>5K Run/Walk (9am start) .......... $15/$20 after 7/21/19 (lunch not included)
This beautiful and scenic race take place entirely on gravel roadways at the resort. It will start and finish near the restaurant/lounge and features three challenging hill climbs.

>5 Mile Run/Trail Combo ................. $25/$30 after 7/21/19 (lunch not included)
Participants will run the first 5K (see above) with all other participoants. After crossing the finish line runners will be directed to the off-road trails. These trails wind up and down the hills surrounding Bear Creek Lake.  Depending on the time of year and weather leading up to the race these trails can be quite muddy!

POST RACE CELEBRATION
Join us for the post race celebration along Bear Creek Lake. The restaurant will be serving lunch and the full service bar will also be open! More details coming soon!

CAMPING & LODGING SPECIALS
Check in any time after 3:00 pm on Saturday night
Call (716) 676-2327 for reservations at Bear Creek today!

>>TENT CAMPING
Bring your own tent and camp for only $25

>>RV PARKING

Back-In parking for only $38
Pull-through parking for only $45*
*Includes electric, water, and sewer hookup

>>GLAMPING
Private cabin (up to four guests) for only $245 (Special Discount Price)
*Includes breakfast in the morning!

All camping and lodging accommodations are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis until sold out. Call for reservations and reserve your spot today!

MILITARY DISCOUNT
Active Duty or Retired military will receive an additional 15% off lodging!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Directions: From Buffalo take the 400 East all the way to the end and it turns into Route 16 South. Stay on Route 16 South passing Lime Lake and Machias. My GPS wanted to turn off route 16 in Machias (do not do this!) STAY ON Route 16 South from Machias toward Franklinville and you will see a sign for Bear Creek Road and The Woods at Bear Creek on your right. Follow that road for a couple miles and you will see the entrance to the resort. There is plenty of free parking at the resort!

AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
We will announce the top finishers and age group winners at the post race celebration inside the restaurant after the race.

CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race please contact iRunWNY (Paul Beatty) at 716-998-5777. For lodging and accommodations at Bear Creek call the reservation hotline at (716) 676-2327.
 
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com


Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

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Jul 28, 2019

Sunday

9:30 AM

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