January 09, 2016

6th Annual Polar Bear 5k/10k Run & Expo

January 09, 2016 St. Thomas Academy • 1720 NW 19th St RedmondOR  97756 View Map Organized by St. Thomas Academy

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January 09, 2016

St. Thomas Academy

1720 NW 19th St RedmondOR  97756
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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.  Last year, Sunriver Fire took 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! Hot food and beer garden for our 21+ friends, 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, and goes in part toward educational and technology materials and supplies.

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 7, 2016

Online registration ends January 6, 2016 @ 6:00pm

In person registration continues at St. Thomas Academy through Friday January 08, 2016 until 5 pm

Race Day registration begins at 8:30am


Packet Pick up:

St. Thomas Academy Friday 1/08/16 between 12:00 pm – 5:00pm

Same day packet pickup Saturday 1/9/16 starting at 8:30am


Race day:

8:30 – 10:15 am Day of registration and packet pickup

9:00 a – 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 5k Awards

12:20 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 early January is 42 degrees.

This race will occur in nearly all weather situations, including rain and snow. Please dress accordingly. 

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