GET & STAY ACTIVE THIS WINTER
POLAR BEAR SERIES OF RUNS & WALKS
5 EVENTS: Jan. 1 - March 23, 2014
Olean-Bradford Area YMCA
Set a goal for yourself and join the over two hundred runners and walkers to complete this walk or run series.
All events start at 1:00 PM
Registration is from noon-12:45 pm
EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS:
- Wed., Jan. 1 New Year’s 5K at St. Bonaventure University in Olean (register at Murphy Aud.)
- Sun., Jan. 12 5K at University of Pittsburgh in Bradford (register at Field House)
- Sun., Feb. 9 5K at Wellsville YMCA (133 Bolivar Road in the Riverwalk Plaza)
- Wellsville 5K Route map (pdf)
- Sun., Mar. 2 10K Run/4 mile Walk at Bradford YMCA
- Bradford 10K/4 mile walk Route Map (pdf)
- Sun., Mar. 23 Half Marathon/6 mi at Olean YMCA
- Half Marathon Route Map (pdf)
HALF MARATHON RUN & 6 MILE WALK INSTRUCTIONS
We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 23rd at the Olean Y for the last and 5th event of the Polar Bear Series 2014!
Here are the pre-event instructions:
Timeline of the events for Sunday:
- 12-1pm Registration and pick up of pre-registration numbers and chips (this will take place in the Y Activity Center, there is an additional entrance to the right of the main doors of the Y that enters directly to the room)
- 1pm start Polar Bear 1/2 marathon run/6 mile walk
- The start and finish are at the front of the Olean Y, 1101 Wayne Street Olean , NY
You can view the map on link above
Water stops are located at the following distances:
- 3 miles and same spot on a way back at 11 miles
- 5 miles and same spot on a way back at 9 miles
- At the turnaround for 6 mile walk
- At the turnaround for the 1/2 Marathon Run
The awards ceremony will take place immediate after the race.
Showers are available at the Y. and as always, please dress according to the weather :)
how to register:
- Online is the easiest and most convenient. Please note that online registration ends 2 days prior to each event
- In person, at the Y using the attached registration form: (pdf)
- Race-day registration - come early, we are onsite an hour before each race.
- $75 series pre-registration (includes LS Performance T-shirt)
- $75 series registration the day of event
- $20 ONE event pre-registration
- $25 ONE event day of event registration
Call Ink Young at 716-373-2400 for more information.
- Medals to all walkers who complete four out of the five walks.
- Awards to all runners and walkers who complete all five events.
- Awards for first place in each age group for the series of runs.*
- Awards for the first and second place finishers in each age group for the half marathon.
- *Run series awards will be determined by top scorer. Every runner must finish three of the five events to qualify for the series awards.
- Scores will be given in each age group as follows:
- 1st = 6 pts
- 2nd = 4 pts
- 3rd = 3 pts
- 4th = 2 pts
- 5th = 1 point
- Two additional points will be awarded for those entering the half marathon/6-mile walk event.
- Awards for first and second place finishers in each age group for the half Marathon (March 2014 and last event)
Results are posted the following week after each race.
- New Year's Resolution 5K Run/Walk at SBU
- For Jan. 1, 2014 5K results link, click here.
- For printable Jan. 1, 2014 5K results, click here. (pdf)
- Race #2 - 5K run/walk at UPB Bradford
- For Jan. 12 5K results link, click here.
- For printable Jan. 12 5K results, click here. (pdf)
- Race #3 - 5K run/walk at Wellsville YMCA
- For Feb. 9 5K results link, click here.
- For printable Feb. 9 results, click here (pdf)
- Race #4 - 10K run/4-mile walk at Bradford YMCA
- Race #5 Half Marathon & 6 mile walk at Olean YMCA
- For Mar. 23, Half Marathon & 5K results link, click here.