7th Annual Polar Bear 5k/10k/Half Marathon & Expo ~ Results...

Events:
  • Running : 5K Run :
  • Running : Half Marathon :
  • Running : 10K Run :

Race Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Location: St. Thomas Academy

Address: 1720 NW 19th St

City: Redmond

State/Terr: Oregon

Zip: 97756

Country: USA

Description:

New for the 2017 event is the Polar Bear Half Marathon!
The Polar Bear Half is a "hybrid" Half Marathon utilizing both the paved path and dirt trails in Redmond’s Dry Canyon, and minimal street usage. There is one street crossing with a certified flagger, just as with the 10k course. Below you will find more detailed information regarding the Half’s course. We hope you will join us in 2017!

Family friendly 5k or 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 ribbon!

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 350 registrants, Half Marathon Finisher Swag and 1 Complimentary beer token, 1 complimentary raffle ticket for Polar Bear Expo raffle, swag bag filled with items provided by Expo vendors, and LOTS of fun and smiles!

Event details and schedule

Course:

Half Marathon 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 dirt path.
-Trail markers will follow South to the dog park where you will merge onto paved path.
-Follow paved path, crossing Antler where a flagger will be posted.
-Continue on paved path following volunteer directions and posted signage.
-Just past American Legion field, turn onto dirt path. Follow markers along path.
-Turn around at Quartz Ave.
-Head North along paved path, following around American Legion field.
-Continue to re-cross Antler Ave.
-Follow paved path to far North end parking lot.
-Follow past parking lot onto NW 19th.
-Follow NW 19th Northbound, to turn around at NW Pershall Way.
-Heading Southbound on NW 19th around parking lot back onto paved path.
-Along paved path once at Spruce Ave stairs, turn onto dirt path at markers.
-Follow markers along dirt trail South to Fir St. stairs turnaround.
-Head North accessing middle dirt path at markers.
-Follow dirt path and markers back to 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 course to help with directions.

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:

 

*******  Half Marathon registration until January 1, 2017  *******

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

After January 1, 2017 5k & 10k ONLY:

In person at St. Thomas Academy or footzone of Bend until Thurs. January 12, 2017

Online registration ends Wednesday January 11, 2017 @ 6:00pm

In person registration for the 5k/10k continues at St. Thomas Academy through Friday January 13, 2017 until 5 pm

Race Day registration for 5k & 10k only begins at 8:30am

Packet Pick up all distances:

FootZone of Bend Thursday 1/12/17 between 4:30pm -7:00pm

St. Thomas Academy Friday 1/13/17 between 12:00 pm – 5:00pm

Same day packet pickup Saturday 1/14/17 starting at 8:30am

Race day:

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

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

9:45 - Half Marathon Starts

10:10 am opening words

10:15 am warm up

10:25 am National Anthem

10:30 am 5k and 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

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is closed.

Registration Information.

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2017 Results:

2017 Results at: onlineraceresults.com

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Previous Results:
2016 Results at:
 onlineraceresults.com 
2015 Results at: onlineraceresults.com 

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