Polar Bear 5K

Sat February 27, 2021 Valparaiso, IN 46385 US Directions
Events

Polar Bear 5K

8:30AM CST - 10:00AM CST
Place
2355 Clifford Road
Valparaiso, IN US 46385
Description

Join Valpo Parks for the NEW Polar Bear 5K at Creekside Trails! This cross-country style race is fun for the whole family with a 5K course through the Creekside property. A rolling start will be utilized which will allow runners to start individually or in small groups of associated participants (family member or participants that live together) during designated times. Please be aware that the race will be in cold conditions, with possible ice and snow on the trail. Dress appropriately for the weather. Refreshments such as hot chocolate, water and other goodies will be available after the race. Run will be chip timed by T & H Timing.

Register by 2/13 to guarantee a knit stocking cap.  No cap option saves $5.

Event check-in begins at 8:00AM. Day of registration includes price increase of $5 and available online only until 8:00AM. 

Awards

  • Plaques will be awarded to the Top Overall Male, Top Overall Female, Top Male Masters and Top Female Masters (40 and over)
  • Age Group Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male and Female in each category:
    10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. 

Pre Packet Pick Up

Will take place on Friday February 26th from 10AM - 6PM at the Extra Mile Fitness Company, 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

Due to the current health crisis participants are asked to pick up their race packets in advance.  Additionally, because of the current COVID 19 pandemic we will be utilizing a rolling start for each race distance.  This will allow runners to start individually or in small groups of associated participants (family member or participants that live together) during designated times.  When registering, participants will be asked to select a 10 minute starting time window between 8:30AM - 9:000AM.  Participants may begin their race anytime during the selected time window.  There is a limit of 100 starting positions available for each starting time window and they are available on a first come, first serve basis.  In order to maintain safe distancing and traffic control on the race course participants must start during their selected starting time slot.  If a particular starting time is not available it means it has reached the maximum number of participants for that time slot.  Please do not ask us to make any exceptions, because we will not.  The race course will remain open until 10:00AM.  

Race Contact Info

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Course Map

The route will be on both the trails and the golf cart paths.

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