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Runners/Hikers invited to Sierra Club’s 9th Annual Polar Bear 5K Race

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Runners and hikers are invited to participate in the Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club’s 9th Annual Polar Bear 5K (3.1 miles) Trail Run/Hike in scenic Lancaster County Central Park. Participants also may bring their dogs (on a leash) to run or walk with them.

This is the 5K fun run that awards unique prizes and colorful ribbons to, among others, 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. There will also be door prizes and dog prizes!

The race will follow the same route as last January (2018), 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). New this year: Pre-registrants can pick up their race packets the day before the event, Friday, January 18, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Belmont Shoppes, Lancaster.

Registration fee is $30 from now through race day. T-shirts are guaranteed for all those who register by January 4 (2019). For registration forms and more information, visit http://lancastersierraclub.org/home/polar-bear-5k-run-hike-or-walk-your-dog/ or www.lancastersierraclub.org, 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 end global warming, the reason polar bears and other creatures are at risk of extinction. Funds raised in the 2019 race will help finance the Group’s popular “green project” grant program, which has awarded grants of up to $500 to 29 Lancaster County organizations over the past three years. The money also will help support the Group’s free outdoor activities and educational programs that are designed to help people better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment.

Organization background: The Sierra Club is a national organization with each state having its own chapter. The Lancaster Group, one of ten groups that make up the PA Chapter, has approximately 1,500 members.


January 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Carl J. Kanaskie
(717) 872-7535


Lancaster County Central Park
1 Natures Way
Lancaster, PA, 17602
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(717) 872-7535