The Polar Bear Winter Classic

The Polar Bear Winter Classic
Date Feb 20, 2021
Distance 5k, 10k, 5mi
Course Type Road

Race Information

The Polar Bear 5 Miler, 5 K, and The Bear first took place in the 1980s. All races start and finish on South Street, in front of the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay and The Alexander Hotel. The course will be well-marked and supported by volunteers and local public safety.

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