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Unalaskans Run Together In Wintery Weather in 2017 Polar Bear 5K

Feb 21, 2017

Beatriz Dietrick, Victor Fisher, Mary Heimes and Pearl the Dog cross the finish line at the 2017 Polar Bear Run
Credit Chrissy Roes / KUCB

Despite the chilly 25-degree temperature, twenty-nine brave athletes ventured out to Front Beach on Sunday, February 19th for the 2017 Polar Bear Run.

Runners gathered promptly at 1:30pm on Front Beach Road, mostly forgoing traditional race warm-ups to stay warm indoors or in cars. 

Runners, trotters and walkers took off down Front Beach Road for about 1.6 miles before turning around at landfill to complete the 5K race. Waiting at the finish line were friendly faces from the PCR alongside our favorite Polar Bear mascot, Clarence.

Thanks to the Unalaska Parks Culture and Recreation for sponsoring the event and thanks to all participants!

Polar Bear Run results