The 2017 Polar Bear 5k Run/Walk is an event to benefit the Wadesboro Police Department’s Shop With a Cop program, as well as other regional Shop with a Cop Community Policing Programs around North & South Carolina. This program helps positively change the lives of children in our local communities by providing them with Christmas presents that they otherwise may not have received. All proceeds from this event go towards the programs it supports. Each year the amount of gifts each child is able to receive depends entirely on money donated by the community, and raised through special events such as this one.
Christmas is all about being filled with the spirit of giving, and we here at Shop with a Cop want to bring that spirit to our communities both at home and abroad. Shop with a Cop wants this to be both a rewarding and fun event, and everyone is encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Christmas character. We hope to see a bunch of elves, polar bears and cubs, and reindeer running in our 5k race. Wearing normal attire instead of a costume is optional!
This year is the 5th Annual Polar Bear Race and we hope that it is even better than the previous years. Last year we had a record year of giving, and to date, approximately $20,000.00 in Christmas gifts have been donated to nearly 100 kids right here in our community and abroad due in part to the support of our running community. We hope that you will join us again this year and help us continue to give during this year's Christmas season.
President & Race Director
Shop with a Cop
A map link is located below at the bottom of this page which will take you to www.mapmyrun.com. This is considered to be a moderate course with several elevation changes throughout.
We will meet at the new police department on Rutherford Street. The Wadesboro Police Department's new office is located at 212 S. Rutherford St., Wadesboro, NC 28170. This is located near the intersection with NC 109, also locally known as Greene St, and Rutherford Street.