Cedar Polka Fest – Run 4 The Kielbasa

Sat September 19, 2020 Cedar, MI 49621 US Directions
Cedar Polka Fest 2020 Canceled

The Cedar Polka Fest — which previously had moved from its regular dates in June to the third week in September — have officially pulled the plug for 2020. Polka Fest co-chairs Lisa Rossi-Brett and Rich Nachazel, along with the festival’s eight board members, made the decision to postpone the 39th annual festival at a board meeting last night.

The festival celebrating Cedar’s rich Polish heritage will return June 17-20, 2021.

The board decided to not have it in September 2020 due to the upsurge in COVID-19 and the risk to our community.

The event director will reach out to current registrants to discuss options to defer, refund, or donating your entry.

Here Are Your Options:

Please hold my entry until 2021. 

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time. We will issue a refund shortly.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://cedarpolkafest.org/run-4-the-kielbasa/.

8994 S Kasson St
Cedar, MI US 49621

While the Cedar Polka Fest has been a popular Leelanau County tradition for the past 39 years, 2020 marks the first- ever festival race event, The Cedar Polka Fest – Run 4 The Kielbasa.  This Four-mile event begins and ends at the Polka Fest tent and includes a pancake breakfast for all participants.
We welcome all Runners, Walkers, Wheelchair Racers and Dogs to this professionally timed event.
If you can’t make the race, no worries! You can run the race VIRTUALLY! By participating in a virtual setting, you will still receive an awesome collectible T-Shirt and support the Cedar Community.

Event Schedule

Packet Pick up & Late Registation
Date: Friday, September 18th, 5 to 7pm
Location: In front of the Polka Fest tent

Packet Pick up & Race Day Registration
Date: Saturday, September 19th, 7 to 8am
Location: In front of the Polka Fest tent
Race Starts at 8:30am

The race starts promptly at 8:30AM. Participants are encouraged to dress up for this fun, new event. We will gather for the playing of our National Anthem at 8:20AM near the starting line at the Intersection of Bellinger and Cedar Road.
Prizes will be given to Men’s and Women’s Overall 1st -3rd place age group winners.

Pancake Breakfast & Awards

Tired of wrestling over the last bottle of water and beat up banana? Not at the Run 4 The Kielbasa! Registered Race Participants will receive complimentary admission to our pancake breakfast which benefits Cedar Area Fire & Rescue.
Volunteers will escort finishers to the breakfast. Awards will be presented at the pancake feast! Participants will also receive a Polka Festival Drink Ticket good any day of the 4 day festival.

After the event

Stick around for the Polka Fest Parade or to dance the night away to some of the best Polka bands in the Midwest.
You must register online before September 4th to receive a T-Shirt. We will have extras on race day for those who register after this date, but there is no guarantee on size. First come, first serve. This is a one of a kind event with a highly collectible T-shirt.

Race Contact Info

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