Family friendly 5k or 10k run or walk. Come out and brave the cold as the course takes you through Redmond's Beautiful Dry Canyon. All ages, and levels are welcome and encouraged. Strollers are welcome on course.
A great addition to the Polar Bear Fun Run & Expo is the “First Responder 5k Challenge”. Open to any Law Enforcement Officers, Fire, First Medical Responders, Wildland Firefighters, or Military personnel in our Central Oregon community. Teams are comprised with 5 participants (mixed Male/Female okay), the team with the fastest combined time in the 5k distance wins the challenge. 2016, Tommy the Bear home. Who will take him home this year!?
Awards will be given to the overall top three winners and top three finishers per age group. Every child who participates receives a ribbon!
After the run come inside and warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at the Polar Bear Expo while you meet and talk with local health, fitness, and family friendly businesses and learn about services and or products they have to offer. Raffle items will be provided by Vendors from the Expo! Food and a beer garden for our 21+ friends is available, at an additional cost. The Polar Bear Expo is open to everyone and is free admission, so if running is not your family’s thing they can still come out and cheer for you and stay warm inside!
Registration includes: Professionally timed tracking by Eclectic Edge Racing, 1 long sleeve race shirt to the first 350 registrants, 1 complimentary raffle ticket for Polar Bear Expo raffle, swag bag filled with items provided by Expo vendors, and LOTS of fun and smiles!
All proceeds from the Run/Expo support St. Thomas Academy.
St. Thomas Academy is a non-profit school
Event details and schedule
Out and back through Redmond OR's Dry Canyon.
You can register online, or drop off your completed registration at St. Thomas Academy or FootZone of Bend until Thurs. January 12, 2017
Online registration ends Wednesday January 11, 2017 @ 6:00pm
In person registration continues at St. Thomas Academy through Friday January 13, 2017 until 5 pm
Race Day registration begins at 8:30am
Packet Pick up:
St. Thomas Academy Friday 1/13/17 between 12:00 pm – 5:00pm
Same day packet pickup Saturday 1/14/17 starting at 8:30am
8:30am – 10:15 am Day of registration and packet pickup
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Fun Run Expo, food, beverages, raffle, awards
10:10 am opening words
10:15 am warm up
10:25 am National Anthem
10:30 am Race Starts
11:50 am 5k Awards
12:20 pm 10k Awards
12:45 pm Polar Bear Expo Raffle
1:00 pm Polar Bear Expo ends
Plenty of parking onsite
The normal mean Redmond temperature for mid January is 42 degrees.
This race will occur in nearly all weather situations, including rain and snow. Please dress accordingly.