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

2016 Live Streaming Results


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



Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up:     

8:45am - 9:45am - Publix Buckwalter Place / in parking lot - not inside store

      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


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