The Polar Bear Winter Classic
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.
Beginner Runner Training Plans
Are you looking to become a runner for the first time? Coming back to running after a hiatus? Our friends at None to Run have created a gradual training plan for beginner runners!
In 3 workouts of 30 minutes or less per week, None to Run will take you from ground zero to running comfortably for 25 minutes straight.
None to Run is different from most beginner plans:
- Focuses on running time. NOT distance or pace.
- Includes simple strength and mobility workouts. No equipment required.
- Progresses slowly to decrease the chances of getting injured.
If you can't currently run for more than 5-minutes straight without stopping to catch your breath, you're in the right place.
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