13th Annual Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike Bring the Dog

13th Annual Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike Bring the Dog

Runners and hikers are invited to participate in the Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club’s 13th Annual Polar Bear 5K (3.1 miles) Trail Run/Hike at 10 a.m. Sunday, January 15, 2023, in scenic Lancaster County Central Park. Participants also may bring their dogs (on a leash) to run or walk with them. This will be the first in-person PB 5K in two years due to the pandemic.

This is the 5K fun run that awards numerous unique prizes and colorful ribbons. Recipients include the overall top three male and female finishers, the first, second and third place winners in numerous age and gender categories, and the first three finishers (any age group) who race with their dogs. Special door and dog prizes also are presented!

The 5K route will be the same as it was for the last in-person race, winding through the park on well-maintained trails with some hills. Race day registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the park’s Pavilion 22 (Kiwanis Lodge).

Registration fee is $30 from now through January 5, 2023, $35 from January 6 through January 15 (race day) and $35 for walk-ins on race day. Pre-registration closes January 13, 2023. Beanies with the Polar Bear 5K logo are guaranteed for all those who “pre-register” by January 5.

For more information and registration forms, visit http://lancastersierraclub.org/home/polar-bear-5k-run-hike-or-walk-your-dog/, email sierraclubevent@gmail.com, or “Like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sierraclublancaster.
All money raised by this event, the Sierra Club – Lancaster Group’s major fundraiser, supports local efforts to ease climate change, the reason polar bears and other creatures are at risk of extinction. Funds raised in the 2023 race will help finance the Group’s popular “green project” grant program, which has awarded grants of up to $500 to 71 Lancaster County organizations over the past seven years. The money also will help support the Group’s free-to-the-public outdoor activities and educational programs.

Phone: (717) 735-8883

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Event Time

10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion 22 (Kiwanis Lodge)

1050 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-4624

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

Admission Price

$30 from now to Jan. 5; $35 from Jan. 6 through race day (Jan. 15). $35 also for walk-ins on Jan. 15)

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