For those brave individuals who want to strip down to their bathing suit and take a run down a very cold slip-n-slide, the Polar Bear Slide is just for you. After you take this challenge you can warm up for free in hot tubs that are on site for you to use. If you’re feeling a little extra brave, after you warm up in the hot tub you’re welcome to conquer the slip and slide again.
Registration before December 1st is only $37 for both distances, and after December 1st its $42. There is day of race registration available for $45. The 1k Cub Run is priced at $15 if you register before the race and $20 if you register the morning of the race. Included in your registration is a tech t-shirt, free bag check, a goodie bag, access to the post-party with a free pancake breakfast and music, and beer provided by Northwood Public House & Brewery. Also, new this year are awesome medals for all of the 5k and 10k finishers!
The 10k race begins at 10am, with the 5k runners starting shortly after, at 10:05am. At 10:45 the 1k race begins followed by the polar bear slide at 11:00 am. Be sure to stick around and watch the polar bear slide even if you choose not to participate. It’s quite a sight to see!
This is my third year participating in this race and I plan to make this a yearly tradition. I always look for a race to start out my year, but prefer one that isn’t on the morning of January 1st. I can’t think of a better way to start off new year’s resolution time then getting healthy and participating in a fun local race that benefits a good cause. This course is great for the speedy looking to PR, or the people just starting out and are looking for a flat course. The pancakes and beer afterwards are fantastic and always seem to hit the spot!
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Race: Resolution Run
Location: Battle Ground Village
Date: January 4th, 2015
Time: 10k – 10:00 am, 5k – 10:05 am, 1k – 10:45 am
Registration: Online for $37 until Dec 1st, by mail or at packet pickup or race day