425 South Alabama St, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States

Start Date

02/18/2023

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, 6.2 Miles, 9.3 Miles

Saturday, February 18th - The Race is On!

Irsay Family CityWay YMCA

Join us for one of the oldest races in Indianapolis: the 41st Annual Polar Bear Winter Classic 5K, 10K & The Bear! This historic race is always strategically placed on the calendar on the third Saturday in February and the first major road race of the year in Indy.  The race offers a unique format including a 5K, 10K or The Bear (5K + 10K)  The Bear is the challenge that allows you to run both distances, one after the other, for a total of 9.30 miles.

All participants receive the Official Shirt, Medal and the now famous Wear The Bear Stocking Hat!

Continuing with tradition, the Polar Bear Winter Classic offers cash prizes. age group awards in all three event distances plus a post race party at Metazoa

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

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    Registration opens :
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    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/25/2022 13:14
      Registration closes : 12/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.10
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/13/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.40
    • Registration opens : 2/14/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/17/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.70
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/18/2023 11:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $4.00


  2. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/25/2022 13:14
      Registration closes : 12/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.40
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/13/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.70
    • Registration opens : 2/14/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/17/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $55.00
      Processing fee : $4.30
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/18/2023 11:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.60


  3. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/25/2022 13:14
      Registration closes : 12/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.70
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/13/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $4.00
    • Registration opens : 2/14/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/17/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.60
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/18/2023 11:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.90


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    Registration opens :
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    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/25/2022 13:28
      Registration closes : 2/17/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.20
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/18/2023 11:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.50


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    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/25/2022 13:28
      Registration closes : 2/17/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.80
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/18/2023 11:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.10


  6. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/25/2022 13:28
      Registration closes : 2/17/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.10
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 2/18/2023 11:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.40


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