9th Annual Bluffton New Year's Day Polar Bear Run

5K Run & Health WalK

1 Mile Children's Fun Run & Dog Walk

Jan. 1st - 2016 - 10:00am


    2016 On Line Registration                     2016 Print & Mail App



     START & FINISH for all events will be the Publix Buckwalter Place Parking Lot

      The New Year's Day Polar Bear Run is very cool way to kick off you new year.   All participants in the Bluffton Polar Bear Run & Walk will receive a colorful race T-Shirt.

      The event will also include a Block Park, Award Ceremony and Post Race Celebration with music, refreshments and hoppin' john.

       A percentage of proceeds from The Publix Bluffton New Year’s Day Polar Bear Run & Walk will benefit two local charities:

     Including - The Bluffton Fins Swim Team.

Pets, Stollers & Baby Joggers are Welcome

1 Mile Fun Run & Health Walk Entry Fees:  

$25 post marked 12/27/15
$30 Late & Race Day - 9:00am - 9:45am

The 1 Mile Children's Fun Run & Dog Walk course will take participants around Buckwalter Place.

The 1 Mile Children's Fun Run & Dog Walk will NOT be timed.

5K Run & Fitness Walk Entry Fees:    

$30 post marked 12/27/15
$35 Late & Race Day - 9:00am - 9:45am

The 5K course will take participants thru Buckwalter Place and onto Buckwalter Parkway and The Bluffton Parkway.

The 5K Run and Fitness Walk will be chip timed.


Family Fee: 

$90 Family of four - Pre-Registration only post marked 12/27/15

Race Day Registration:     

8:45am - 9:45am - Only

Packet Pick-up:    
Race Day - 8:45am - 9:45am - Publix Buckwalter Place / in parking lot - not inside store
(packets will not be mailed )


Publix Buckwalter Place - Buckwalter Parkway  

5K Awards:     ( chip timed )

Male & Female - Prizes to  top 3 M & F  Overall and Master Overall.
Awards to top 3 in  each division.   No duplications.

5K Divisions Male &  Female
Divisions 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over


5K course is Out & Back Loop thru Buckwalter Place, Bluffton Parkway & Buckwalter Parkway - Flat and very fast  

1 Mile Dog & Health Walk Course is in and around Buckwalter Place.  

Long Sleeve T-Shirts to first 400 participants.


2015 Results

2014 Results


Please support our Race Sponsors:







Okatie Ale House, Sports Addiction, Subway, McDonalds at Buckwalter Place, Outback Steakhouse