Running with the Bears 2013!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


On August 17th, runners from all over the U.S. will arrive in tiny Greenville, California to raise money for children and youth in foster care. We are hoping that you will support this effort by becoming a sponsor of your favorite runner right here by clicking 'donate' on their page. Your generous contribution will help us to raise $100,000 for children and youth in foster care. In addition, for every $10,000 raised, we will donate $1,000 to the Boston One Fund.

On any given day, Mountain Circle serves up to 100 children, youth, and foster parents. As a small non-profit, every dollar makes a difference! 

$150: Buys emergency clothing for a child who comes in with nothing
$200: Pays for an outdoor leadership adventure for an older foster youth
$2,000: Provides 24/7 support by a trained Social Worker to a foster family for a whole year

As for you runners: This is a uniquely rural experience; don't expect any bathrooms lines or traffic at this Boston Qualifier- the only distractions might be the pair of mating hawks at Mile 7 (and some more at miles 10 and 12...). What you get are good ol' fashioned goody bags (filled with locally made products and, of course, bear bells!) and a home-grown run managed by the very charity it benefits. As you cross the finish line, you'll be greeted with an ice cold beer from a local brewery (The Brewing Lair), and a massage with a view of the whole valley* (*juice, coffee, water and hydration drinks also available of course.)

We know that you're happy when your kids are happy! That's why offer gold panning and a hay bale maze at the start/finish line. Best of all? 100% of funds raised support the important work of Mountain Circle Family Services. Visit www.MountainCircle.Org to learn more.

Thank you for your support, and happy running!