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Polar Bear Challenge

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Join us for the Polar Bear Challenge! This is a 6 hour running event at Ryton Pools Country Park.

How far is the race?

You decide! The 3.3-mile out and back loop at Ryton Pools Country Park means your race can be just over 5k or, given the relatively flat nature of the course, potentially 49.5 miles! You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6-hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance, you'll need to complete 8 laps (26.4 miles) and a half marathon will be 4 laps (13.2 miles).

How to enter the Polar Bear Challenge

  1. 6 Hour Challenge

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Polar Bear Challenge route

The course is relatively flat with a few little rises that you might not notice much on the first lap, but you might do at the end of 6 hours! Underfoot is crushed stone with a very small section of single track and a few areas that are a little looser than others. It is a very runnable course.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

No entries on the day please.

Has the event been run before?

Sort of! We have held 2 Big Bear Challenges here, this will be the first Polar Bear Challenge but it's the same in all but name! This will be part of our Bear Series.

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Polar Bear Challenge weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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