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SPRING THAW 2017 is the Northwest Bears’ annual Bear Run, & will be held April 6th – April 9th in Seattle, WA.


The Spring Thaw weekend package includes:

  • Run T-Shirt (Included)& Gift Bags
  • Private Beareaoke Party
  • Bear Soup Pool Party (Included)
  • Afternoon & Evening bar events
    Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Cuff & CC Attles.
  • Saturday Night Banquet (Included)
  • Silent Auction/ Brunch Buffet on Sunday,
  • Morning /Evening access to the Spring Thaw Hospitality Suites
  • Vendor MAUL Access
  • Beards, Bellies, & Buns Contest
  • STEAMWORKS sponsored events

     Plus several great add-ons!

Some events will be added outside of the weekend package, à la carte. On the website you can also separately purchase these ADD-ONs!


Registration for Members of the Northwest Bears whose memberships will be current in April 2017
  $125 through Feb 28, 2017
  $135 Mar 1 – Apr 6, 2017

Registration for Non-Members and Members whose memberships will have expired by April 2017 (includes one year membership needed for event insurance)
  $145 through Feb 28, 2017 ($125 Event + $20 for Membership)
  $155 Mar 1 – Apr 6 2017 ($135 Event + $20 for Membership)



To Register for Spring Thaw Events, you may


Fill out and submit an Online Registration Form.  Note that new this year, the online registration form will process your new membership or membership renewal automatically.  With online registration, there is no need to fill out an additional membership form.


Download, print, fill out, and mail us a pdfMail-In Registration Form, a pdfGuidelines and Release Form, a check with your payment, and (if you're not already a member, or if your membership will expire by April 2017) a pdfMembership Application Form.


To Book Accommodations at our Host Hotel:

Visit our Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Broadway Booking Instructions Page.  Note that our group reservation rate is available until March 13, 2017.



Must Register each attendee separately, thank you.

If you need to just send a message or question to the Spring Thaw committee co-chair, send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .