Polar Bear Run & Expo

in United States at St. Thomas Academy

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  • 10K - Individual

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  • 5K - Individual

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  • First Responder 5k Challenge
    5 people required per team (mixed male/female okay)

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  • Cub Run - 17 and younger can participate

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  • Family Registration

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  • Donation to St. Thomas Academy
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  • Withdrawn

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Event Details

Polar Bear is a family friendly 5k/10k run or walk

Come out and brave the cold as the course takes you through Redmond's Beautiful Dry Canyon. All ages, and levels are welcome and encouraged. Strollers are welcome on course.

A great addition to the Polar Bear Fun Run & Expo is the “First Responder 5k Challenge”. Open to any Law Enforcement Officers, Fire, First Medical Responders, Wildland Firefighters, or Military personnel in our Central Oregon community. Teams are comprised with 5 participants (mixed Male/Female okay), the team with the fastest combined time in the 5k distance wins the challenge. Winner will having bragging rights and will be home to Tommy Bear for the year. Who will take Tommy Bear home this year!?

Awards will be given to the overall top three winners and top three finishers per age group. Every child who participates receives a special gift.

After the run come inside and warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at the Polar Bear Expo while you meet and talk with local health, fitness, and family friendly businesses and learn about services and or products they have to offer. Raffle items will be provided by Vendors from the Expo! Food and a beer garden for our 21+ friends is available, at an additional cost. The Polar Bear Expo is open to everyone and is free admission, so if running is not your family’s thing they can still come out and cheer for you and stay warm inside!

Registration includes: Professionally timed tracking by Eclectic Edge Racing, 1 long sleeve race shirt to the first 300 registrants, 1 complimentary raffle ticket for Polar Bear Expo raffle, swag bag filled with items provided by Expo vendors, and LOTS of fun and smiles!

Location: ST. Thomas Academy on the Corner of 19th & Maple St., Redmond, plenty of parking on site

Course:

5k Course:

-Turn right from parking lot and travel North to canyon access gravel road, this is a hill.
-At bottom of hill turn right onto paved path heading South.
- 5k Turn around is just after first water station at Canyon Rim park access pathway off Canyon path.
- Turn left onto gravel access road.
- Top of hill turn left onto NW 17th.
-Head South along NW 19th back to School parking lot and Finish Line.

10k course:

-Turn right from parking lot and travel North to canyon access gravel road, this is a hill.
-At bottom of hill turn right onto paved path heading South.
-Continue past fist water station.
-Follow paved path, crossing Antler where a flagger will be posted.
-Continue on paved path following volunteer directions and posted signage.
-Follow paved path behind and around Hope Playground and pavilion area.
-10k turnaround is just before foot tunnel under Highland Ave and American Legion Park.
-Head North along paved path, following same route.
-Continue to re-cross Antler Ave.
-Turn left onto gravel access road.
-Turn left at top of hill onto NW 19th.
-Head South along NW 19th back to School parking lot and Finish Line.

Route markers and volunteers will be along the courses to help with directions.

Registration:

You can register for all distances online, or drop off your completed registration at St. Thomas Academy or FootZone of Bend

After January 1, 2019 5k & 10k:

-In person at St. Thomas Academy or FootZone of Bend until Thurs. January 10, 2019
-Online registration ends Saturday January 12, 2019 @ 2:59 AM
-In person registration for the 5k/10k continues at St. Thomas Academy through Friday January 11, 2019 until 5 pm
-Race Day registration for 5k & 10k begins at 8:30am

Packet Pick up all distances:

-FootZone of Bend Thursday 1/10/19 between 4:30pm -6:30pm
-St. Thomas Academy Friday 1/11/19 between 12:00 pm - 5:00pm
-Same day packet pickup Saturday 1/12/19 starting at 8:30am

Race day:

8:30am - 10:15 am Day of registration (for 5k & 10k) and packet pickup

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Polar Bear Expo, food, beverages, raffle, awards

9:40 am National Anthem

10:30 am 5k & 10k Races Start

11:50 am 5k Awards

12:20 pm 10k Awards

12:45 pm Polar Bear Expo Raffle

1:00 pm Polar Bear Expo ends

Parking:

Plenty of parking onsite

Weather:

The normal mean Redmond temperature for mid January is 42 degrees.

This race will occur in nearly all weather situations, including rain and snow. Please dress accordingly.

Race day: Registration and packet pickup starts @ 8:30, race starts @ 10:30 am

Early Registration fees due by Jan 1st 2019/ Late Registration (after Jan 1st ) and Day of Race Registration fees

- Individual $30.00/ $40.00 includes 1 adult


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