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Check In / Race Headquarters
Race Headquarters is the Seward Middle School 304 Sea Lion Dr. (coming into town, turn Rt. on Sea Lion Dr., 2nd school on Rt.)Check in: Friday night, 5:00-9:00pm at Sports & Rec (519 4th Ave) or 8:30-10:00am Sat am at the Middle School. Pick up race chips at registration Check-in. T-shirts will be given to participants after the race only when chip is returned. Parking will be available at the Middle School as well as the High School. Overflow parking will be at the Elementary School.
On Your Marks...! Get Set...Go!
Seward Parks & Recreation is proud to start your race season with our 23rd annual Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon. Pink Cheeks is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yd pool swim in that order. Sign up as a team or compete as a solo in this popular Seward event.
Race terrain includes city streets, gravel roads and inclines as you run and bike through the city limits. Save your strength for the swim (12 laps) in the High School pool. Check out the course on our website (when becomes available). Early swim times are available prior to race, must be able to swim 12 laps in 15min or under. Call 224-4011 or email email@example.com to set up time.
Following the triathlon, join us for a burger hot off the grill. Register early to reserve a spot in this year’s race. See you at the starting line! Our Sponsors: The Seward Polar Bear Association www.sewardak.org/news-events/polarbear.htm
The volunteers at Seward Polar Bear Festival support family & youth events and healthy activities. Think of them as you support other non-profits, and consider a donation. Each January, crazy loveable folks jump into Resurrection Bay to raise money for cancer research. Money raised at the now-famous auction goes to kids on the Kenai fighting
cancer. Thanks, Polar Bear Festival Association!
General Info & Race Rules
Race is open to first paid participants. NO same-day registrations, no exceptions. Reserve your spot today! Online registration only. Call 224-4054 if you have any problems and we can walk you through it.
Completed registration form and payment must be received no later than the Wed, April 30th before race.
There are no refunds. Race begins with run @ 11:00am.
Bikers: Bike stands are required. The bike queue is not supervised. Helmets are required for bike portion. Failure to use a helmet will result in a disqualification.
No flippers or snorkels in the pool. No spectators in the pool area. No iPods or any other musical or in-ear devices, for safety purposes. Florescent DOT safety vests (or similar) are strongly recommended. Please leave pets at home or in vehicles. NO strollers or trailers with children in the race chute as this is a safety hazard.
NOTICE: If you need to cancel (scratch) during the race, PLEASE inform the registration table or a race official. Teams: All teams must have three different members. A team competitor may compete on only one team and in only one leg of the race. Soloists must be at least age 13 and older. Kids 12 and under need to be on a team. Lost timing chips will result in a disqualification (DQ) and $25 re-stocking fee.
SPRD is not liable for any lost or stolen items.
All three Seward Schools are Drug-free zones & Alcohol-free zones. Also, no Tobacco anywhere on campus. If you require special accommodations, please call: 224.4054. Proud to be inclusive.
Sign up early for the best rates! Annual Pass, family & volunteer discounts available.
Early (Due Fri, April 5) $100 Team $50 Solo
17 & Under $65 Team
Regular (Due Fri, April 18) $140 Team
17 & Under $85 Team
Late (After April 18) $180 Team
17 & Under $105 Team
Bring on the Costumes
Costume Contest! Special prizes will go to the most creative individual and team! Awards will be offered for various categories including best overall, individual and team costumes. Create funny, unique and/or crazy 'family appropriate' costumes.
volunteer needs are: lap counters and timers in the swimming pool on Friday night and Saturday morning to afternoon; traffic control/flaggers; finish line crew; bike queue helpers and monitors; check-in helpers on Friday night and Saturday morning; chip check-in following the race; clean-up crew throughout the day and other great jobs. To volunteer, please call Shari Adelmann, 224.4057 or Maggie Wilkins, 224.5427. Go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E094EADAB2BA13-pink2/3444643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
I will not hold the Seward Parks & Recreation Department of the city of Seward or its employees or agents liable for the injuries incurred during my participation of this program. I hereby consent to emergency medical treatment and/or transportation necessary for the immediate welfare of myself, by a qualified physician or nurse, and/or hospital, in the event of injury or illness during all periods of time in which the participation is away from his/her legal residence as a member of the Parks & Recreation group, and hereby waive on behalf of myself and the City of Seward, any of its agents, or employees, any liability arising out of such medical treatment. I consent to the use of my likeness and/or name by the city of Seward for the purpose of promoting the city’s programs and activities.