2018 Polar Bear Dip & Dash was Huge Success!
More than 200 brave souls dashed and/or dipped in our 2018 Polar Bear Dip & Dash! What a day for it in 40 degree weather!
Dippers and dashers, along with our amazing sponsors, raised more than $25,000 to help slow down climate change! It was a fun and lively event! Thank you to all who participated.
- View our Facebook album of photos
- See photos and video from Maine Running Photos
- See video news story from News Center Maine
- View full race results at http://www.3craceproductions.com/RaceResults/PolarBear5K2018Results.htm
- The fastest male polar bear, James Reynold, had an impressive time of 16:51. And, the fastest female bear was Jennifer Stewart with a time of 24:00! The first, second, and third place finishers in each category earned gift cards for $40, $30, or $20 for running shoes at Lamey Wellehan.
- Our youngest polar bear cub was Tara Williams at age 8 and our eldest bear was Ren Farly at a young 80-years-old. From 8 to 80, and every age in between!
- Amazing costume winners (they really brought out the fur!) were: Abigail Maycock and Thomas Tutor!
In 2009, fourteen staff and family members gathered on East End Beach in Portland and plunged into the icy, cold Atlantic Ocean to raise funds and awareness of NRCM's work to curb climate-changing pollution and support a clean energy future for Maine.
Since then, we have had a polar plunge at East End Beach each year on New Year's Eve Day. There’s now the added bonus of a 5k “warm-up” run, if you like.