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BearRuns

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Bear Runs

 

 

Bears congregate at bear events often called a "Run" and these take place all around the world. These events usually take place over 3-4 day weekends and involve incredibly fun activities-lots of good food, contests, sight-seeing, sale of bear merchandise, etc.

The Outdoor Run
An outdoor run is just that! An entire weekend at a private campground with all the meals, snacks, beer, events, entertainment, cocktail parties, play space (dungeon and/or community play rooms) and typically accommodations (cabins/long houses, etc.) are provided for one "run fee." Run fees are typically $150.00 USD for a normal weekend and $220.00 USD for a holiday weekend (three-day weekend, such as Labor Day) and include a commemorative "run pin."
The In-Town Run
An "in-town run" is typically a weekend-long event, using a hotel as the "home base" for the event. As with the outdoor run, in-town runs include all meals, snacks, beer, events, entertainment, cocktail parties, play space (dungeon and/or community play rooms) and a "hospitality suite" where people can socialize at the "host hotel." Most in-town runs charge only for admission to the event, hotel accommodations are a separate charge! In-town runs (or anniversaries) cost on average $85.00 USD (plus your hotel room), and also include a commemorative "run pin."

 

 

Bear Run Etiquette

 

Remember - use caution when delving into bear territory. It's their home you're visiting when attending a Bear Run. I hope the following tips help you behave like a well brought up cub. If not, there's always the paddle when you get home!!

 

Do's:

 

Ask a Ranger - Do speak to the local rangers about bear activity in the area you plan to visit. In other worlds, if you are unsure ask someone who works for the event. They want to help, because they want you to come back next year. Many events like IBR have a Code of Conduct available at registration - every item on it is there because it was an issue at a prior event. This is not their first trip into the woods.

 

Share the Honey – Actually, give generously. Most Runs are fundraisers for local charities and are supported by volunteers – who put in tons of hours to make your weekend woofy. Donate, support the auctions, say a kind word to the volunteers and genuinely appreciate all the hard work that goes into making a beary successful event.

 

Explore the Wildlife – This is your chance to meet new bears, learn about our history, and get involved. Leave the gossip at home.

 

Rub Some Bellies – Have a good time, create some memories, meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones.

 

Don'ts:

 

Never try to corner a bear for any reason. You may be blocking their view of a cute cub.

 

Don't Feed the Bears - Never attempt to feed a wild bear without their Huzbear's approval.

 

Never leave your food unattended - Even the briefest of times; management is not responsible if your beer goes missing.

 

Don't Make Me Come Over There - Listen to the Ranger. Be nice to volunteers. If they ask you to do something, or especially if they ask you to stop doing something, remember they have the overall experience to consider. These are your bear brothers, be nice.

 

WOOF!

 

BearCalendar

 

To list your upcoming Bear event, please contact us at: sfbrawnybear@yahoo.com

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2nd Bearmeeting

(Stuttgart, Germany, Sept 29)

http://www.bears-club-stuttgart.de/

 

2nd International Bear Meeting

(Sitges, Spain, April 27)

http://www.bearssitgesclub.org/

 

5th OktoBAERfest 2006

(Oldenburg, Germany; Oct 21)

http://www.maennerfabrik.de/html/mf.shtml

 

8th Vienna Bear Congress

(Vienna, Austria; May 25)

http://www.austrianbears.at/

 

American Bear Awakening 2009

(Albuquerque, NM, April 2 - 5)

www.americanbearawakening.com

 

B.I.T.O. - Bear Beach Party Campout

(Kansas City, MO; Aug 24)

http://www.kccavebears.com/

 

Back To The Woods 2

(Austin, TX, Oct 13)

http://www.heartoftexasbears.org/bttw/

 

Bärenpaadiie

(Hamburg, Germany; Jan 19-21)

http://www.nordbaeren.de/

 

Bear and Leather Days

(Frankfurt, Germany; Mar 23-25)

http://rhein-main-baeren.de/bear&leatherdays.htm

 

Bear All 2006

(Atlanta, GA; June 30)

http://www.atlantabearall.com/

 

Bear Bash

(Manchester, UK; Jul 5)

http://www.queery.org.uk/DetailPages/EventDetail.asp

 

Bear Boot Camp 5

(Port Townsend, WA; Oct 6)

http://bearbootcamp.jonathanskaraoke.com/

 

Bear Bust XVI

(Orlando, FL, Oct 18-21, 2007)

http://www.bearbust.org/

 

Bear Camp 007

(Columbus, OH; Jul 20-22)

http://columbusbears.org/BearCamp2007/bearcamp007.htm

 

Bear Cruise

(Barcelona, Spain; May 22)

http://www.gaytour4you.com/cruises.htm

 

Bear Essentials

(Sydney, Australia; Feb 27 - Mar 4)

http://www.hcbears.com/woof/

 

Bear Frenzy

(Fresno, CA; Aug 17-19)

http://www.GoldenStateBears.org

 

Bear Hunt 6-Return Of The Big Kahuna

(Myrtle Beach, SC, April 27)

http://www.carolinabears.com/index.php

 

Bear Jam 2006

(Nashville, TN, July 20)

http://musiccitybears.com/

 

Bear On Liberty Weekend

(Philadelphia, PA; May 11)

http://www.libertybears.net/bolw2006/

 

Bear Pride 2007

(Chicago, IL; May 24-28)

http://www.bearpride.org/

 

Bear Quake

(Los Angeles, CA; June 30-July 3)

http://www.bearquake.com

 

Bear Town 2006

Portland, OR; June 8)

http://www.oregonbears.org/

 

Bear Trek 2006 A Weekend Of Friendship

(White Plains, NY; April 27)

http://www.bear-trek.com/

 

Bear Trek6: Keep Our Wildlife Wild

(Fort Worth, TX; May 4-6)

http://www.trinityriverbears.com/

 

Bear Voyage 2006

(Orlando, FL; Oct 15)

http://www.bearvoyage.com/

 

Bear Watch 7: The Bearmazing Race

(Galveston, TX; May 19)

http://houstonareabears.com/bearwatch/

 

Bear Week

(Provincetown, MA; Jul 7-14)

http://www.ptownbears.org

 

Bear Week

(Sitges, Spain; Sept 10-16)

http://www.bearssitgesclub.org

 

Bear Weekend at Jonespond

(Angelica, NY; June 9)

http://www.jonespond.com/events.asp

 

Bear-B-Q

(Albany, NY; July 22)

http://www.bearalbany.com/BearBQ.htm

 

Bearadise - Trapped in Bearadise

(Oklahoma City, OK, Sep 8-10)

http://www.redearthbears.org

 

Bearcelona

(Barcelona, Spain; April 4-9)

http://www.bearcelona.org

 

Beargalicia 2006

(Vigo, Spain; July 21)

http://www.beargalicia.org/

 

Bearhunt/Barenjagd

(Cologne, Germany; May 12)

http://www.bearscologne.de

 

Bearmeeting 2006

(Mannheim, Germany - April 28)

http://www.mannheimbears.de/

 

Bearopolis 2006

(Berlin, Germany; August 31)

http://www.spreebaeren.de/

 

Bearversions

(Berlin, Germany; April 5-9)

http://www.spreebaeren.de

 

Bears In Paradise

(St. Petersburg, FL; May 18)

http://www.westfloridagrowlers.com/

 

Bears In The Woods XI

(San Francisco, CA; Sept 13)

http://southbaybears.org/

 

Bears On Ice

(Reykjavik, Iceland, September 8)

http://www.gayice.is/admin/preview.asp?item=articles&id=57

 

Bears To The Woods 2006

(Pine Mountain Club, CA; April 21)

http://www.bearsventura.org/

 

Bears in the Heat IV

(Wichita, KS, July 4)

http://www.wichitabears.org

 

Bears in the Sky

(Vienna, Austria, May 17-20)

http://www.austrianbears.at/index2.htm

 

Bears in the Woods XIII

http://www.arktos-online.com

(Porctor, WV; Aug 3-5)

 

Bears Chub Scouts Jambearee 6

(Angola, IN; May 19)

http://www.chubscoutsjambearee.com/

 

Beef Dip 2007

(Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Jan 28)

http://www.beefdip.com/

 

Belly Weekend

(Atlanta, GA; June 30)

http://www.bellyweekendatlanta.org/

 

Bigger & Better

(Albany, NY, November 4)

http://www.bearalbany.com/BiggerBetter.htm

 

Bournemouth Bear Bash 2

(Bournemouth, UK; July 21)

http://www.scbearsbournemouth.co.uk/

 

Camp Oregon Bears

(Beverley Beach State Park, Oregon; September 14-17)

http://www.oregonbears.org/EventsandCalendar/CampORBears/Campout05/CampORB_Article.htm

 

Chubbies, Chasers & Bears, Oh My...

(Cleveland, OH; May 14)

http://www.northcoastweekend.com/

 

Chumley Bear Cruise

(Fort Lauderdale, FL; oct 29)

http://www.chumleyandcarlota.com/bearcruises/

 

CLAW - Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend

(Cleveland, OH; Apr 27-29)

http://www.clawinfo.org

 

Convergence - Bigger and Better

(Houston, TX, Aug 31)

http://www.houstonbigmensclub.com/

 

EBMC 06

(Brussels, Belgium; Nov 1)

http://www.ebmc.biggerworld.com/

 

F.U.R. Weekend

(Orlando, FL; April 28)

http://www.bocf.org/

 

Fur Fest 2006

(Fredericton, NB, Canada; August 2-5)

http://www.furfest.ca/

 

Gathering of the Clans III "Back to the BearX

(Oklahoma City, OK; June 1)

http://www.okccavebears.com/2006/2006gotc/2006_gotc.htm

 

Great British Bear Bash 10

(Manchester, UK; May 3-7)

http://www.manbears.co.uk/

 

Harrison Street Bear Fair

(San Francisco, CA; September 2-4 - Labor Day Weekend)

http://www.hairrison.org/woof/home

 

I Woof Weekend

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands; August 18)

http://www.iwoofweekend.com/

 

IBR - International Bear Rendezvous

San Francisco, CA - February 2007

http://www.bosf.org/bearrendezvous/index.htm

 

Inferno, Bear Camp 2006

(Columbus, OH; July 21)

http://www.columbusbears.org/

 

International Bears Weekend

(Madrid, Spain; December 5-10)

http://www.madbear.org

 

La Fiesta de Los Osos 2007

(Tuscon, AZ; Jan 12-15)

http://www.botop.com/fiesta_2006.htm

 

Lazy Bear Holiday

(Palm Springs, CA; Nov 22)

http://hometown.aol.com/lazybearweekend/

 

Lazy Bear Out To Sea

(Mexico; Oct 28)

http://www.lazybearweekend.com/

 

Lazy Bear Weekend

(Guerneville, CA; August 2-7)

http://hometown.aol.com/lazybearweekend/

 

Lei Bear Day Luau

(Honolulu, HI; august 30 - September 3)

http://www.leibearday.com/

 

Lucky Bear Weekend 2006

(Las Vegas, NV; Oct 6)

http://www.luckybearweekend.com/

 

Mad Bears

(Madrid, Spain; Dec 5-9)

http://www.madbear.org

 

MCA 12th Annual Super Weekend

(Oklahoma City, OK; July 28)

http://mca.chubnet.com/

 

MN Bear Ball

(Minneapolis, MN; July 20-22)

http://www.mnbearball.com/

 

Meet In the Middle III

(Columbia, MO; May 20)

http://www.columbears.info/

 

Michigan Bearfest 2006

(Detroit, MI; Nov 2)

http://www.michiganbearfest.com/

 

Midwest Bearfest 2006

(Indianapolis, IN; Dec 15)

http://www.midwestbearfest.com/

 

Mr. Bear Sitges 2006

(Sitges, Spain; Sept 15)

http://www.bearssitgesclub.org/

 

New Bears Eve

(Berlin, Germany; Dec 31)

http://www.newbearseve.com/

 

Nordic Bear Run

(Skallerup, Denmark; Mar 9-11)

http://www.norwaybears.com/

 

Northwest Bears Spring Thaw

(Seattle, WA; April 20)

http://www.springthaw.org/

 

Octobearfest

(Denver, CO; October 6-8)

http://www.FrontRangeBears.org

 

OktoBEARfest Tour

(Munich, Germany; Sept 20-23)

http://www.oktobearfest.com/

 

Out of Hibernation 2007

(Provincetown, Mass; Mar 16-18)

http://www.outofhibernation.org/

 

PJ's & BJ's

(Albany, NY; September 22)

http://www.bearalbany.com/PJBJ.htm

 

Palm Springs Bears in the Desert

(Palm Springs, CA; June 1)

http://www.palmspringsbears.org/

 

Phoenix Phurfest 2007 Bearnanza

(Phoenix, AZ; May 3-7)

http://www.bearsofthewest.com/phurfest/

 

Provincetown Bear Week

(Provincetown, MA; July 8)

http://ptownbears.org/

 

Rome Bear Week

(Rome, Jan 3-7)

http://www.newagegroup.org/romebearsweek/

 

Smokin' Hot

(Albany, NY; May20)

http://www.bearalbany.com/Smokin.htm

 

Snugglefest 2006

(San Francisco, CA; April 21)

http://www.cubsclubca.com/index.html

 

Southern Hi Bearnation

(Melbourne, Australia; June 18-24)

http://www.southernhibearnation.com/

 

Snugglefest 2007

(La Cuesta Encantada, CA; Jul 20-22)

http://www.cubsclubca.com

 

Spring Thaw

(Seattle, WA; Apr 19-22)

http://www.springthaw.org

 

SUBWOOFER - LOVES FEED THE BEARS

(BOLOGNA; Jan 26-28)

http://www.epicentroursino.com/www/index.php?id_area=999&id_subj=999&id_news=177&lang=en

 

Summer Bears Week

(Rome, Italy; June 26)

http://www.newagegroup.org/bears/

 

Sun Bears Weekend

(San Diego, CA; Jan 12)

http://www.sunbearsweekend.com

 

Texas Bear Round UP 12

(Dallas, TX; Mar 22)

http://www.tbru.org/home.htm

 

The Bingham Cup NYC 2006

(New York, NY; May 23)

http://www.xxl-london.com/

 

Ursus Planet

(Maspalomas, Spain; June 15)

http://www.ursusplanet.com/

 

Ursus Planet Ibiza

(Ibiza, Spain; Sept 27)

http://www.ursusplanet.com/

 

Ursus Planet Playa 2006

(Sitges, Spain; September 7)

http://www.ursusplanet.com/

 

WOOF 2006 - Weekend Of Outrageous Fun

(Pittsburgh, PA; Sep 1)

http://www.burghbears.org/WOOF/

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