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home page imageJoin us for one of the oldest races in Indianapolis, the 34th Annual Polar Bear Presented by Franciscan CityWay! This historic race is strategically placed on the calendar on the third Saturday in February to help you gauge how your spring training is progressing.  The race will once again offer a 5M, 5K or the Bear.  The Bear is the challenge that allows you to run both events, one after the other, for a total of 8.1 miles.  Cash prizes and age group awards for all three distances!

We hope you can join us!

Online registration is now closed.  Onsite registration is available from 4:00PM - 6:30 PM today at Franciscan CityWay


The 34th Annual Polar Bear is practically brand new for 2016!!

  • New Race location
  • New courses for the 5M and 5K
  • New name for the Doubler now called “The BEAR”
  • New post-race party: Tow Yard Brewing
  • New host location for packet pickup and awards – Franciscan CityWay
  • The First 1,000  registered will receive a medal
  • CLICK HERE for the Parking Map
  • RESULTS - Click here to view the race results.
  • PHOTOS - Click here to view photos of the race.

Our Presenting Sponsor

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Thanks to our new Presenting Sponsor, Franciscan at CityWay, the 2016 Polar Bear will have a new course and POST PARTY!  The ultra fast course will take you to Fountain Square, then west to Meridian and back to CityWay. The 5 miler will take you north on Delaware to New York to East and back to the finish in front of CityWay. Packet Pickup and awards will be in the new Franciscan CityWay.  The post party will be held at Tow Yard Brewing. We hope you join us for the NEW 34th Annual Polar Bear!

Our Valued Sponsors

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sponsor Coca Cola sponsor dr michael helms sponsor klines sponsor indiana vein specialists
sponsor powerade sponsor red black sponsor jacks lg alexander
sponsor new belgium sponsor athletic annex sponsor Y  

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Todd Oliver
Carmel Road Racing Group
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