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Event Details


Our Event

This year, Bears for Elder Welfare is hosting our first ever on-campus 5K walk and run, “A Race to Remember: 5K for Alzheimer’s,” to raise awareness and to educate about Alzheimer’s Disease, to raise funds for Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, a charity involved in Alzheimer’s drug research, and to increase volunteerism toward individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

Our Organization

Bears for Elder Welfare is a UC Berkeley-recognized and ASUC-sponsored student group created to improve the welfare of local elders and to cultivate elder appreciation among Berkeley students. Our goal is to promote elder well-being through efforts encouraging elder self-worth, dignity, independence, and mental stimulation. We also hope to promote campus awareness of aging issues, cultivate appreciation for elders, and increase student community service in areas pertaining to elder welfare. Our website can be found at

Registration Fees 
Includes T-Shirt and Registration Cost 

2/29 - 3/27 Early Bird Registration: $15

3/28 - 4/1 Regular Registration: $20 

4/2 Day-of Registration: $20; this will be a written application which can be filled out between 9AM and 10AM at Upper Sproul Plaza. DoAttend registration will not be available for Day-of Registration.

Event Timeline

9AM - 10AM : Registration and Sign-in at Upper Sproul Plaza (Snacks Provided)

10:00AM - 10:15AM : Speaker Presentation on Alzheimer's Disease

10:15AM - 12PM : Race around UC Berkeley Campus

10:45-12PM : Educational Booths and Awards Ceremony on Sproul Plaza

Race Map

The following is a map of the race route on the UC Berkeley campus:


There will be several awards given out at the 5K, each including a Certificate of Achievement and a special gift. 

  1. Fastest Runner - This will be awarded to the participant who finishes the race with the fastest time.
  2. Best Costume - In the spirit of Bay to Breakers, we will have a costume competition for our race participants; one must walk or run in the race to be eligible for Best Costume prize.
  3. Group with the largest number of attendees - For UC Berkeley Registered Student Organizations, we will have a competition for the most attendees from one organization.  

ADA Accessibility

Our event is ADA accessible; please see the Contact section for further details. 

Liability Information

Each race registrant will be required to sign and present a copy of a Waiver of Liability form before participating in the race. Registrants under the age of 18 will also need to provide proof of permission to participate by having a legal guardian read and sign the waiver form. Registrants under 18 must also be accompanied by a guardian. The Waiver of Liability form can be found here:


All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation.


For any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact

For more information about volunteering opportunities, please contact

If you have any special needs that may require accommodation, please contact Jacqueline Truong at


Upper Sproul, University of California, Berkeley
Barrow Ln
Berkeley, CA
United States