2023 Polar Bear Run 5K

955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

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Event Description

The 35th annual Polar Bear Run is a Peachtree Qualifier road race featuring a flat course in East Cobb County and chip timing by Horizon Race Solutions. The race will be held rain, snow or shine - Don’t miss it!


Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. For directions, see race details at polarbear-run.com.

Registration Fees:

5K                            - $30 through Wednesday, January 18
                                - $35 late registration, through Friday, January 27.

Cub Events                - $25 (ages 2-5) ($30 late registration through Friday, January 27, $40 race                                  day registration)

Plar Bear Fan Club      - $35 (Don't make me sweat, just send me my shirt) 

Register online (ACTIVE.com), by mail (entries must be received by Tuesday, January 24) or in person. Walk-in registration available at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and Big Peach Running Co. (Marietta, Johnson Ferry Rd).

Results and  Awards
5K Awards will be presented to overall male and female winner: masters male and female winners and top three male and female finishers in 16 age categories from 10 & under to 80 and over. Ribbons will be awarded to Cub Run and Cub Dash participants. Team award, Polar Bear Pack, for largest registering team!  Virtual runners are not eligible for awards.

LIVE results will be streamed HERE

Questions? Contact Gary Jenkins at pacesetr@bellsouth.net, JFBC at 770.973.6561, PolarBear@jfbc.org, or polarbear-run.com.

Event details and schedule

Race Number and Packet Pick-up
Early Race numbers and packets may be picked up at BIG PEACH RUNNING COMPANY, 1062 JOHNSON FERRY RD, MARIETTA) on Friday, January 27 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Packet pick up is also available on January 28 (race day) at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church from 7:00-8:15 a.m. Race packets may be picked up by a third party only with copy of the participating individual’s ID. No shirts can be guaranteed after the race.

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