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Race Date: February 18, 2017

  • Registration for the 2017 35th Annual Polar Bear is Now Open!
    Click here to register online.
    Click here to download the registration form.
  • 2016 RESULTS - Click here to view the race results.
  • 2016 PHOTOS - Click here to view photos of the race.
  • The first 1000 registrants for any of the three events will receive a 2017 medal!


Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Event Schedule on Saturday, February 18, 2017

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


RACE NOW UNTIL 12/31/2016 1/12017 - 2/16/2017 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


Franciscan CityWay
430 South Alabama
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Click here for directions.


Click here to view the parking map.


Enjoy the warm confines of CityWay before and after the event.  Awards Ceremony will take place at Tow Yard Brewing (under 21 welcome).


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.


Run the 5 Mile and the 5K

The top three male and female finishers will receive awards.

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 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!

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Todd Oliver
Carmel Road Racing Group
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