Polar Bear Series




4 EVENTS: Jan. 1 - March 13, 2016

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


  • Friday, Jan. 1 New Year’s 5K at St. Bonaventure University in Olean (register at Murphy Aud.)
  • Sun., Jan. 24 5K at University of Pittsburgh in Bradford (register at Field House)
  • Sun., Feb. 14 5K at Wellsville YMCA (133 Bolivar Road in the Riverwalk Plaza)
    • Wellsville 5K Route map (pdf) 
    • 5K Series Awards to be presented after this race
  • Sun., Mar. 13 Choose between a 5K Run/Walk a 10K Run or Half Marathon Run at Bradford YMCA
    • Bradford 5K Route map (pdf) - 5K awards at 1:45 PM
    • Bradford 10K Route map (pdf) - 10K awards at 2:15 PM
    • Bradford Half Marathon Route map (pdf) - Half Marathon awards at 3:30 PM
    • Polar Bear Race #4 Results

how to register:

  • Online is the easiest and most convenient. Please note that online registration ends 2 days prior to each event
    • Register ONLINE - Coming in Nov. 2016
  • In person, at the Y using the attached registration form - coming in Nov. 2016
  • Race-day registration - come early, we are onsite an hour before each race.


  • Complete Series Participants (includes long-sleeve performance tee)
    • $50/Y members and $65/public
  • Single Race Participants (pre-registered)
    • $15/Y Members and $20/public
  • Event Day:
    • $25 ONE event day of event registration 


Call Ink Young at 716-373-2400 for more information.

age groups:

19 & under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+


  • Feb. 14 Awards Ceremony Includes:
    • 5K RUN SERIES (first three (3) dates)
      • Awards for top male and female in each age group (see above) for the 5K series of runs.

      • 5K Run Series awards will be determined by top scorers. Runners must run in all three runs to qualify for the series awards.   Scores will be given in each age group and in each race as follows: 1st= 6 pts.; 2nd= 4 pts.; 3rd= 3 pts.; 4th= 2 pts.; 5th= 1 pt.

      • Complete 5K Series of Runs/Walks:   Awards for each runner/walker completing the entire series of three 5K events.

  • MARCH 13 Polar Bear Event at Bradford YMCA includes:
    • Half Marathon Run - at 3:30 PM:
      • First Place Overall Male & Female Awards

      • Top Male & Female finishers in each age group (see above - excludes overall winners)

    • 10K Run - at 2:15 PM:

      • Award to the top Male/Female finisher

    • 5K Run - at 1:45 PM:

      • Award to the top Male/Female finisher

    • Complete Series Participants:      Each runner/walker completing the entire series of 4 events will go into a drawing for prizes at the 3:30 PM awards ceremony.

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