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home page imageUPDATE:  For 2017, the first 1,200 registered receive medals and stocking hats.  As of Monday (2/13) there are approximately 1,000 people registered.  Everyone will receive the event shirt but only those are in the first 1200 registered AND pickup up their packet will receive the hat.  You must finish the event to receive the medal.  Weather looks ideal so we hope you will join us.

Join 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!

Parking Map

Click here to view the parking map. If you choose to park at Metazoa Brewing Company, please utilize the lot on E Georgia Street behind the Metazoa building.


2017 Race Results can be found HERE


2017 Free Race Pictures can be downloaded HERE

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

Click here to register online!

Click here to download the registration form! 

Special Room Rate Now Available at the Alexander Hotel!

Want to wake up in the hottest hotels in Indy and walk to the start line?  Well now you can!  Through our partnership with the Alexander, we now have a special rate of $159.  The Alexander was a “2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner” and offers the swanky restaurant, Cerulean Restaurant along with Plat 99 Mixology Lounge.  Book your stay by clicking here.

2017 polar bear finisher hatNew for 2017, Finisher Hats + Shirts!

Because it is the middle of winter, all finishers will receive finisher hats in addtion to the event shirt.

New for 2017 – The Endurance House Running the Numbers Game!

A number will be drawn at the start line and if your bib number adds up to the number drawn, you win gifts from Endurance House!


Our Presenting Sponsor

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Thanks to our new Presenting Sponsor, Franciscan at CityWay, the Polar Bear will have a new course and POST PARTY!  The ultra-fast course will take you to Fountain Square, then west to Meridian then north through downtown. and back to CityWay. The post party will have a new location to be announced soon. We hope you join us for the 35th Annual Polar Bear!

Our Valued Sponsors

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sponsor franciscan health sponsor Coca Cola sponsor endurance house sponsor Y sponsor oskar blues sponsor indiana vein specialists
sponsor alexander sponsor clean bunny sponsor dj dennis the menace sponsor metazoa sponsor klines sponsor indiana on tap sponsor cluster truck

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Todd Oliver
Carmel Road Racing Group
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