Polar Bear Winter Classic - 41st Annual! An Indianapolis Tradition

1 Mile, 10K, 15K

Event Date

Sat, Feb 18, 2023


Indianapolis, IN


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5K Run Walk

$35 $40 Register

10K Run Walk

$40 $45 Register

The Bear (5K + 10K = both races)

$45 $50 Register

The Cub 5K (runs with the 5K)

$20 $25 Register

The Cub 10K (runs with the 10K)

$30 $35 Register

The Bear Cub (5K + 10K = both races)* Must be 10 years old or older to participate

$35 $40 Register

About This Activity

Saturday, February 18th - The Race is On!

Irsay Family CityWay YMCA

Join us for one of the oldest races in Indianapolis: the 41st Annual Polar Bear Winter Classic 5K, 10K & The Bear! This historic race is always strategically placed on the calendar on the third Saturday in February and the first major road race of the year in Indy.  The race offers a unique format including a 5K, 10K or The Bear (5K + 10K)  The Bear is the challenge that allows you to run both distances, one after the other, for a total of 9.30 miles.

All participants receive the Official Shirt, Medal and the now famous Wear The Bear Stocking Hat!

Continuing with tradition, the Polar Bear Winter Classic offers cash prizes. age group awards in all three event distances plus a post race party at Metazoa

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