Welcome to the 11th annual Polar Dash on January 1st, 2018! 1800M, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. Compete in one of our two CHALLENGES! Yeti Challenge (1800M, 5K & 10K) -OR- Mt. Everest Challenge (1800M, 5K & Half Marathon). Complete the challenge and earn 4 medals (3 distances & 1 challenge medal)! All adult registrations get a fleece, medal and post-race hot chocolate! Register a youth and they get a Polar Dash hat!





Registration for 2018 Polar Dash opens FALL 2017

Registration & Race Change Information


Gear

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Packet Pick Up Information


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December 31, 2017

12:00 - 5:00PM

Wigington Pavilion

200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107




Race Schedule

January 1, 2018


Half Marathon - 9:00 AM

10K - 9:30 AM

5K - 11:30 AM

1800M - Heat 1 - 11:00 AM; Heat 2 - 12:15 PM  (Challenge participants, you choose your wave based on when you finish the 10K or Half Marathon).


**If you are registered for multiple events, but NOT the Mt. Everest & Yeti Challenge...You must wear each timing chip on OPPOSITE shoes.  If you wear more than one timing chip on one shoe, it will not read for the results.




Course Information


Located at Harriet Island in Saint Paul, MN


Half Marathon - The course starts by traveling down river on Harriet Island Road, crossing under the Wabasha bridge, turning right onto Levee Road.  Runners take a right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha Street and continuing onto Water Street.  From Water Street, the course goes rightonto Plato, then takes a left on Water/Lilydale.  Runners will continue on Water/Lilydale until they turn around retracing the course back to the the start line.  Runners turnaround and join the 10K runners for the second loop on Water/Lilydale.  Half marathoners turn around with the 10K runners and finish their race near the Harriet Island Pavilion on Dr. Justus Ohage Street. (Click here for course map)


10K - The course  starts at the Harriet Island Pavilion and heads down river on Harriet Island Road, crossing under the Wabasha bridge, turning right onto Levee Road.  Runners take a right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha Street and continuing on Water Street.  From Water Street the course goes right onto Plato and left on to Water/Lilydale.  Runners will stay on Water/Lilydale for the remainder of the race, turning around near the Pool & Yacht Club.  Runners will finish near the Harriet Island Pavilion on Dr. Justus Ohage Street. (Click here for course map)


5K - The course  starts at the Harriet Island Pavilion and heads down river on Harriet Island Road, crossing under the Wabasha bridge, turning right onto Levee Road.  Runners take a right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha Street and continuing on Water Street.  From Water Street the course goes right onto Plato and left on to Water/Lilydale. Runners travel about 1 mile on Water/Lilydale and then back on the path adjacent to Lilydale, finishing near the Harriet Island Pavilion on Dr. Justus Ohage Street. (Click here for course map)


1800M - The course starts near the Harriet Island Pavilion and heads down river on Harriet Island Road, crossing under Wabasha bridge and turning right onto Levee Road.  Runners then turn right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha Street continuing onto Water Street.  Runners finish near the stars to Harriet island Park. (Click here for course map)



Travel and Lodging


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Complete Race Guide


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Awards


Awards for the 10K and Half Marathon will be mailed out 4-6 weeks following the race.  

  • Awards will be given for the Top Overall Male and Female Finisher.
  • Awards will be given to the Top Male and Female Finishers in each of the following age groups:  0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
  • Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards.


Weather Policy


During Monster Series events there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions (for example: lightning, tornado, high winds, extreme hot or cold temperatures, blizzard, etc...). Monster Series  will do as much as we can to make the experience as safe as possible.  But if there is severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers.  If there is more than a reasonable delay, or if conditions persist, race officials reserve the right  to shorten or cancel the race.  Entry fees are non-refundable.  Please check the website and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.  If you  are already at the event, listen to the announcer about any weather changes that may occur.






Registration for 2018 Polar Dash opens FALL 2017

Registration & Race Change Information