If you live in Central Oregon, or are heading there to take in some skiing and snowing following the new year, consider taking in a race as well. The 2015 Polar Bear Fun Run 10k and 5k, taking place on Saturday, January 10 in Redmond is sure to provide a unique running experience.
The 10k and 5k event will take place within the Dry Canyon on the well maintained trails that traverses the city. The course figures to be an out and back design throughout what is sure to be a frozen landscape. All ages, and levels are welcome and encouraged and even strollers are welcome on course. The race will be professionally timed – and if you can PR in the Central Oregon cold, you are King in my book!
– Photo via race Facebook event
After the run, participants will be able to thaw inside with complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at their on-site Wellness Expo. Catered food is provided by Tate&Tate Catering and drinks by Cascade Lakes beer garden (both for an additional fee). Raffle items will be provided by vendors from the expo!
Awards will be given to the overall top three winners and top three finishers per age group. Every child who participates will receive a ribbon as well. All proceed go towards supporting St. Thomas Academy for educational and technology materials and supplies.
Register: Online here; $30 ($40 for a couple or $50 for a family); Registration includes long sleeve tech race shirt, complimentary raffle ticket for Wellness Expo raffle, and swag bag filled with items provided by Wellness Expo
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.