NRCM’s 8th annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Portland’s East End!
Thanks to all who earned bragging rights while helping us raise awareness about climate change and funds in support of our work to keep Maine a special place!
Energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy sources are a priority for NRCM. Every cent raised from the Dip & Dash will be used to directly support our work for a clean energy future for Maine.
5K “warm up” run around Portland’s Back Cove trail: 11:00 a.m.
(Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford)
Polar Bear Dip into Casco Bay: Noon
(Registration at 11:00 a.m. and not necessary for race participants)
Shuttle will return participants to Back Cove parking lot after dip.
Cool prizes from local businesses for 5K winners by age class, and also for best costume, top fundraisers, and team spirit!
Follow the event on Instagram and Twitter by following @nrcmdipdashbear and/or by looking for #nrcmdipdash.
Watch this great aerial video of last year’s Dip & Dash by Josh Gerritsen. Thank you, Josh!
See some fun photos from last year’s Polar Bear Dip & Dash!
To view the slideshow in a larger format, scroll over the photo and click on the icon to the right that pops up.
Photo by Judy BerkAll smiles on the beach!
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashMore than 200 people raced into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean for NRCM's 7th annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash.
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashThe first Dip & Dash was just a polar plunge without a 5K race, in 2009, and there were 12 participants.
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashLots of smiles as people race into 43-degree water in Portland's Casco Bay.
Photo by Judy BerkTaking an icy cold dip in Casco Bay to raise money to combat climate change pollution.
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashThis event raises money for our work to reduce climate change pollution. This year, participants raised more than $22,000!
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashCan you spot the shark that made his way onto the beach?
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashEach year we have welcomed more and more participants. This year, dippers spanned almost the entire length of East End Beach in Portland.
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashOur two polar bears "Dip" and "Dash" cheered runners and polar plungers on throughout the day. They also Tweeted and Instagrammed before and during the event @nrcmdipdashbear.
Photo by Judy BerkRacing out of the water in search of warm clothes and towels.
Photo by Judy BerkRacing out of the water as fast as they raced in!
Photo by Judy BerkThe start of the 5K race around Back Cove. What a great day for a run!
Photo by Judy BerkOur polar bears "Dip" and "Dash" greet runners at the finish line to congratulate them on a job well done.
NRCM's 2014 Polar Bear Dip & DashCongratulations to our race winners, a few of whom are pictured here at our after-party and awards ceremony at The Great Lost Bear.
Photo courtesy of Tonda ShermanTonda and Scott are still smiling after a cold day on Portland's East End.
Photo by Tonda ShermanGetting ready for the 5k "Dash" at NRCM's Polar Bear Dip & Dash
Photo courtesy of Scott Cowger
Photo by Tonda ShermanDecember 31, 2014 was a beautiful morning at Portland's Back Cove.