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home page imageJoin us for one of the oldest races in Indianapolis, the 35th Annual Polar Bear Presented by Franciscan CityWay! This historic race is strategically placed on the calendar on the third Saturday in February (February 18, 2017) 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!

Registration for the 35th Annual Polar Bear is Now Open!

Click here to register online!

Click here to download the registration form! 

Vendor Opportunities Available!

A limited number of Vendor opportunities are available.  To confirm your space, click here to download the vendor application and forward with payment.  Space is awarded by a date of completed application and payment.

2017 polar bear finisher hatNew for 2017, Finisher Hats!

Because it is the middle of winter, all finishers will receive finisher hats in place of shirts.  The new hat design was unveiled today


  • 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 athletic annex sponsor Y sponsor klines sponsor indiana vein specialists

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Todd Oliver
Carmel Road Racing Group
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