Polar Bear Dash a Huge Success!
Due to extreme cold, we held the 5k "Dash" on Sunday, December 31, 2017, though we had to cancel the "Dip" into Casco Bay. More than 140 people ran or walked the 5k around Back Cove and we had a great time on the beach after the run, posing for a group photo and enjoying some hot coffee from Coffee by Design, delicious coffee cake from Wild Oats Bakery, and great music by our DJ.
Thanks to our participants and sponsors, we raised more than $30,000 in support of our work for a clean energy future for Maine.
- See our 2017 photos on our Facebook page.
- View Maine Magazine photos from the event.
- View Maine Running photos.
- View full race results at http://www.3craceproductions.com/results.php.
Happy New Year!
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.
It's not too early to start making plans to join NRCM for our 11th annual Polar Bear Dash on Monday, December 31, 2018.