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January 27, 2024

2024 Polar Bear Run 5K

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church • 955 Johnson Ferry Road MariettaGA  30068 Organized by Horizon Race Solutions

About this event

The 36th annual Polar Bear Run is a Peachtree Qualifier road race featuring a flat course in East Cobb County and chip timing by Horizon Race Solutions. The race will be held rain, snow or shine - Don’t miss it!


Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. For directions, see race details at polarbear-run.com.

Registration Fees:

5K                            - $30 through Wednesday, January 17
                                - $35 late registration, through Friday, January 26.

Cub Events                - $25 (ages 2-5) ($30 late registration through Friday, January 26, $40 race                                  day registration)

Polar Bear Fan Club      - $35 (Don't make me sweat, just send me my shirt) 

Register online (ACTIVE.com), by mail (entries must be received by Tuesday, January 24) or in person. Walk-in registration available at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and Big Peach Running Co. (Marietta, Johnson Ferry Rd).

Results and  Awards
5K Awards will be presented to overall male and female winner: masters male and female winners and top three male and female finishers in 16 age categories from 10 & under to 80 and over. Ribbons will be awarded to Cub Run and Cub Dash participants. Team award, Polar Bear Pack, for largest registering team!  Virtual runners are not eligible for awards.

Questions? Contact Gary Jenkins at pacesetr@bellsouth.net, JFBC at 770.973.6561, PolarBear@jfbc.org, or polarbear-run.com.

Event details and schedule

Race Number and Packet Pick-up
Early Race numbers and packets may be picked up at BIG PEACH RUNNING COMPANY, 1062 JOHNSON FERRY RD, MARIETTA) on Friday, January 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Early race numbers and packets may be picked up at Big Peach Running Co. in Marietta, GA (1062 Johnson Ferry Rd) on Friday, January 26 from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Packet pick up is also available on January 27 (race day) in the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Activities Center from 7-8:15 a.m. All shirts (with the exception of "Polar Bear Fan Club" shirts) will be distributed before the race. Race packets may be picked up by a third party only with copy of the participating individual's ID. No shirts can be guaranteed after the race.

5K Race: 8:30am

Cub Run: 9:00am

Cub Dash: 9:15am


Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

955 Johnson Ferry Road MariettaGA  30068

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