Polar Bear Winter Classic - 41st Annual! An Indianapolis Tradition

425 South Alabama St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Running > 5k

Registration Powered by RunSignUp

Event Description

Saturday, February 18th - The Race is On!

Irsay Family CityWay YMCA

Join us for one of the oldest races in Indianapolis: the 41st Annual Polar Bear Winter Classic 5K, 10K & The Bear! This historic race is always strategically placed on the calendar on the third Saturday in February and the first major road race of the year in Indy.  The race offers a unique format including a 5K, 10K or The Bear (5K + 10K)  The Bear is the challenge that allows you to run both distances, one after the other, for a total of 9.30 miles.

All participants receive the Official Shirt, Medal and the NEW The Bear MITTENS!  A first for any Indianapolis event.


Continuing with tradition, the Polar Bear Winter Classic offers cash prizes. age group awards in all three event distances plus a post race party at Metazoa

Event Location & Accomodations

Connect on Social