Race Details – Polar Bear 5K

A 5,000 meter (5k) course through the gently sloping streets of Dillsburg, PA, over parts of the high school cross country course, through a tunnel, finishing at the high school stadium.

Walkers and runners of all ages and paces are welcome. Running strollers are welcome!

Race Day Registration Location
Northern Middle School
655 S Baltimore St
Dillsburg, PA 17019

The Polar Bear 5K is the same weekend as Dillsburg’s Farmer’s Fair, so please allow a little extra travel time in the morning.

Awards ceremony and prize raffle held promptly after the conclusion of the race.

Awards & Age GroupsĀ 

Overall Male & Female – Pottery crock
Masters Male & Female (over 40) – Pottery crock

First place finishers in each category receive a custom made stoneware cup suitable for display. 2nd & 3rd place finishers receive gloves and head bands.

Male & Female
14 & Under
15 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 59
60 & Over

The Course

The race begins at Northern Elementary School (located behind Northern Middle School and Northern High School) and finishes on the track.

  1. Start at Northern Elementary School (located behind Northern High School & Northern Middle School), head toward Baltimore Street (Route 74).
  2. Turn right on Baltimore Street heading toward Dillsburg Borough.
  3. Left at Franklin St
  4. Left at Butler St (loops around to Baltimore Street)
  5. Right onto Baltimore Street, heading back to Northern Schools
  6. Left at traffic light, turning in to Northern Middle School
  7. Loop around Northern Middle School
  8. Go through tunnel by tennis courts to other side of Baltimore Street
  9. Loop around Sports & Learning Center/Administration Building
  10. Head to track, complete 1 lap on track to finish