RUN FOR THE BEES!
A Virtual Race during National Pollinator Week
June 21 – June 27, 2021
Join GloryBee’s SAVE the BEE Initiative for our 7th Annual Run for the Bees. This virtual race to save honey bees will be held during National Pollinator Week, so you can run, skip, walk, or roll to SAVE the BEE between Monday June 21st and Sunday June 27th.
Try a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon, whatever suits you and your fitness needs. Be sure to invite your friends!
GloryBee is passionate about preserving the health of our favorite pollinators. Did you know honey bees do the heavy lifting when it comes to pollinating our food supply? (80% of food crop pollination.) Sadly, we are losing honey bees due to pervasive pesticide use, parasites, loss of foraging habitat and poor nutrition. Join GloryBee in getting the word out that honey bees need our help! All proceeds from the race go to our SAVE the BEE Initiative, which supports research and education to ensure the future of honey bees. Read more at savethebee.org.
June 21 - 27
That’s right, complete your chosen distance anytime between Monday, June 21 and Sunday, June 27, then upload your time (and photos) on Eclectic Edge race site.
Wherever you are! Preferably outdoors with your friends, but your treadmill works too.
5K, 10K, Half Marathon – you decide!
If you are running in Eugene, OR, check out Eclectic Edge Racing site for some course options.
$35 - Individuals Ages 18 and above
$25 - Individuals Ages 60+ and US Veterans
$25 - Individuals Ages 17 and under
Entry fees include race bib, Triblend T-shirt, and SAVE the BEE sticker.
BELLA + CANVAS Unisex Triblend Tee: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
These triblend t-shirts are super lightweight, but with the look and feel of cotton.
Packets will be mailed to you. If you registered prior to Friday, June 11 your race packet is in the mail. Participants registering after that date may receive their race packet after race week, although we will do our best to continue mailing them out as registrations come in!
Prizes will be awarded for the best “bee-themed costumes” in three categories (adults, kids, pets)! So be sure to post photos on the Eclectic Edge site along with your race time.
We have a grand prize for the most inspired TEAM! Swag and treats from several of our SAVE the BEE Partners: Hopworks Honey Porter, Wild Friends nut butters, Alden’s Organic Ice Cream, Manuka Honey Chocolates from PRI, plus SAVE the BEE hats and sunglasses for the whole team. A team can be 3-10 people
Email us your photo and a few lines about your team – did you encourage each other to run or walk? Did you all run together? Did you dress in pollinator costumes?
Email to email@example.com by the end of the day on June 27.
You can also post to our Facebook event page.