Polar Dash

Sat 1/4/20 - Harriet Island Park, St. Paul, MN

Welcome to the 13th annual Polar Dash!  5K, 10K and Half Marathon, Yeti & Everest Challenges & 2020M.

NEW this year - a 20 mile race! 

Compete in one of our two CHALLENGES! Yeti Challenge (2K, 5K & 10K) -OR- Mt. Everest Challenge (2K, 5K & Half Marathon).

Complete the challenge and earn 4 medals (3 distances & 1 challenge medal)!

All adult registrations get a performance fleece or jacket, medal, and post-race hot chocolate! Register a youth and they get a Polar Dash hat!

General Race Info

Race Schedule

January 4, 2020

20 Mile - TBD (see tab below)

Half Marathon - 8:00 AM

10K - 9:00 AM

5K - 10:30 AM

2020 M - Heat 1 - 10:20 AM

                 Heat 2- 11:20 AM 

20 Mile

Info coming soon - we are assessing initial demand and speed to see if this goes earlier (without pacers) or at 8:00am with the Half pacers.  The course will be basically an additional lap.  Check back in October/November for more info.  

 

 

Half Marathon

Half Marathon - The course starts next to the Harriet Island pavilion and heads downriver on the Harriet Island Road, crossing under Wabasha bridge, turning right onto Levee Rd., then right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha St. continuing on to Water Street. From Water Street the course goes left onto Plato for two blocks, turns around on Plato and then left on to Water/Lilydale, taking an out-and-back on the boat ramp across from Pickerel Lake then out to the Pool & Yacht returning back on Lilydale to Plato. It takes a right on Plato and then a left onto Water Street, joining the 10K course where it goes out turns around for a second loop out on Lilydale turning around before the Pool & Yacht club to finish near the Pavilion on Dr. Justus Ohage Street. (Click here for course map).

10K

10K - The course starts at the Harriet Island Pavilion and heads down the river on Harriet Island Road, crossing under the Wabasha bridge, turning right onto Levee Road. Runners take a right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha Street and continuing on Water Street. From Water Street, the course goes right onto Plato and left on to Water/Lilydale. Runners will stay on Water/Lilydale for the remainder of the race, turning around near the Pool & Yacht Club. Runners will finish near the Harriet Island Pavilion on Dr. Justus Ohage Street. (Click here for course map)

5K

5K - The course starts at the Harriet Island Pavilion and heads down the river on Harriet Island Road, crossing under the Wabasha bridge, turning right onto Levee Road.  Runners take a right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha Street and continuing on Water Street.  From Water Street, the course goes right onto Plato and left on to Water/Lilydale. Runners travel about 1 mile on Water/Lilydale and then back on the path adjacent to Lilydale, finishing near the Harriet Island Pavilion on Dr. Justus Ohage Street. (Click here for course map).

2020M

2020M - The course starts next to the Harriet Island Pavilion and heads downriver on the Harriet Island Road, crossing under Wabasha Bridge, turning right onto Levee Rd., then right on Fillmore crossing over Wabasha St. continuing on to Water Street finishing near the stairs to Harriet Island Park. (Click here for course map).

Yeti/Mt. Everest Challenges

 

Costume Contest

 

Home Packet Delivery

 Don't want to come to packet pickup?  We can mail your packet for you! Most recent costs on the registration page.    

Packet Mailing starts at $4.99 and increases closer to the race date.

Note: Race Day Pickup costs $20, so if you can't make it to day-before packet pickup, this is the recommended option!

Packet Pickup

*For the Second year, Bib #'s not pre-mailed will be assigned quickly and dynamically at packet pickup, so you need not look up your bib # or bring Photo ID.*

 

Packet Pick Up Info

(For Packets that are not mailed):

Packet Pick-up Times:

Friday, Jan 3, 2020 

12:00-7:00 PM

Wigington Pavilion

200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107

Gear/Size Charts

Directions, Parking, & Accommodations

Parking

$10 CASH ONLY

75 Plato Blvd W., Saint Paul, MN 55107

200 Plato Blvd W. Saint Paul, MN 55107

*Parking is approximately 1/3 mile from the start.

 Looking for a place to stay?  Here is a list of accommodations in St. Paul, close to Harriet Island Regional Park.

Awards, Results, & Photos

Results and Photos

Will be posted at hub.enmotive.com and on our Results page

Awards for the 2020M, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will be mailed out 4-6 weeks following the race.

  • New this year! We are splitting into 5 year age groups and adding 0-9, 10-14, and 5 year age groups up to 70+ to allow for more awards for racers, and especially kids!

    • Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers.
    • Awards will be given to the Top 2 Male and Female Finishers in each of the following age groups:  0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
    • Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards ('no double dipping')

Check out the 2019 Award Winners!


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.