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Join us for one of the oldest races in Indianapolis: the 38th Annual Polar Bear Winter Classic Presented by Franciscan Health! This historic race is always strategically placed on the calendar on the third Saturday in February to help you gauge how your spring training is progressing. The race will … MORE
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    elladams FIRST-TIMER '20

    First time doing this one - first race is a 5k and runners need to complete it in 45 minutes before the 10k starts, if they want to participate in … MORE

    First time doing this one – first race is a 5k and runners need to complete it in 45 minutes before the 10k starts, if they want to participate in both (The Bear). It was seasonably cold (15 degrees with a real feel of single digits) so runners could stay inside the Cityway Y before the 5k started – which was great, except the line to the bathroom was incredibly long. I opted to skip the bathroom visit and would stop in after the 5k/before the 10k to use the facilities. Probably wasn’t a good idea BUT I ended up with a 5k PR! (31:22) Unfortunately, the line was still long in between because it was filled with 10k runners – by the time I got back outside, the 10k had already started and I spent the first 1/4-1/2 mile trying to put my gloves on, eat a gel, get gel on my gloves, take gloves off, finish gel, put gloves back on, try to figure out what to do with empty gel package, take gloves back off, put empty package in pocket, put gloves back on … etc. which all added time to my 10k. If it weren’t for all that, I really think I could have had a 10k PR as well – so personally bummed about that, but the race itself (course, production, route, support, post-race goodies) was great and I recommend! Hope to do this one again and redeem myself (and go to the bathroom before the 5k!).

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