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Franciscan CityWay
430 South Alabama
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Registration & Packet Pick-Up (Franciscan CityWay) 4:00 – 6:30pm

Event Schedule on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Registration & Packet Pick-Up (Franciscan CityWay) 7:00 – 8:45am
5K Start Time 8:30am
5 Mile Start Time 9:15am


RACE NOW UNTIL 12/31/2017 1/1/2018 - 2/16/2018 EXPO AND RACE DAY REGISTRATION
5K Entry Fee $30 $35 $40
5 Mile Entry Fee $35 $40 $45
The Bear (5K + 5 Mile) $40 $45 $50
Youth Fee (Under 14) 5K $20 $20 $20
Youth Fee (Under 14) 5 Mile $20 $20 $20
Youth Fee (Under 14) The Bear $25 $25 $25


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.

metazoa logo 250 200POST RACE & AWARDS

  • Enjoy the warm confines of CityWay before and after the event. Age group awards will be available at the Results Tent at the finish Line. Cash Awards Ceremony and the Post Party will take place at Metazoa Brewing (140 South College). Must be 21 to enter.
  • Participants will receive a complimentary beer.


Click here for the 5K Course Map

Click here for the 5 Mile Course Map


Start and Finish for both events will be on South Street between the CityWay Y and the Alexander Hotel.

5K starts at 8:30 AM | 5M starts at 9:15 AM. Both events use the same start line.

 Polar Bear MedalAWARDS

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

All events have a cash purse and age group awards BUT you will only receive an award in the race that you registered for.


  • The Bear is a unique race opportunity allowing you to run the 5K and 5 mile on race morning
  • You must be able to finish the 5K in 45 minutes to compete in The Bear
  • The Bear has a separate registration category so be sure you are choosing the correct race when registering

Note: If you are running The Bear, you can only accept one award. (i.e. you cannot win your age group in the 5K AND win your age group in the Bear. If you choose The Bear, then the second place finisher in the 5K age group would win.)


Purse will ONLY be paid based on the event you registered for. If you register forThe Bear, you win The Bear money only even if you win the 5 mile or 5K. Payout will be as follows:

PURSE 5 MILE 5K The Bear
1st Place $125 $75 $175
2nd Place $75 $50 $100
3rd Place $50 $40 $75

Get Started!

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Our Presenting Sponsor

sponsor franciscan city way

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Franciscan at CityWay, Polar Bear had a new course in 2017 and great POST PARTY!  The ultra-fast course takes you to Fountain Square, then west to Meridian then north through downtown, and back to CityWay. We hope you will join us for the 36th Annual Polar Bear!

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