Welcome to the 11th annual Polar Dash on January 6th, 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


Check back soon for 2018 gear! 

Packet Pick Up Information

Confirm your race entry (Find your bib number when available)

January 5, 2018

11:00 - 7:00PM

Location: TBA

Race Schedule

January 6, 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 - Check back soon for course map!

10K - Check back soon for course map!

5K - Check back soon for course map!

1800M - Check back soon for course map!

Travel and Lodging

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Complete Race Guide

Check back for overview Race guide for our 2018 Polar Dash


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

  • Awards will be given to 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