NRCM’s Polar Bear Dip and Dash: Walk, Run, and Make a Splash
What: A 5k walk/run and our 5th annual polar plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to support NRCM’s work to curb global warming.
When: Monday, December 31st. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.
Please note: This event will be held regardless of weather conditions, but please use your best discretion before traveling. We hope to see you there!
Where: Registration is at the East End Beach on Cutter Street. Click here for directions.
NEW for 2012: The 5k course is out and back starting and ending at East End Beach
(see map: www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=124707)
How: Register online today. Registration for this event is $30. We also encourage you to collect pledges to support our work to reduce global warming pollution.
Fun prizes for participants and top fundraisers.
Fun prizes for participants, top fundraisers, and best polar bear costume. All polar bears will receive a commemorative BPA-free water bottle featuring the Dip & Dash, our sponsor WCLZ, and Van Morrison’s new record—how cool is that!? And, top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (male and female) 5k finishers will receive gift cards for running shoes at Lamey Wellehan!
Do you knit?
If so, please consider making a polar bear hat or two to give to our participants. Patterns for the hats can be found at the bottom of this page. Please send hats to: Leslie Burhoe, NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330.
But, most of all, you have a chance to think globally and act locally! Your participation will raise funds and awareness to fight climate change right here in Maine that, in turn, impacts the survival of Polar Bears in the Artic.
We hope you will BE BOLD IN THE COLD and join us on December 31st
From the North, take exit 8 (Washington St Exit) off I-295. Take 1st left onto Eastern Promenade. Take left onto Cutter Street. Park along Cutter Street, East End Beach is at the end of Cutter Street.
From the South, take exit 7 (Franklin St Exit) off I-295. Turn right onto Franklin Street, Left onto Fore Street. Fore Street becomes Eastern Promenade. Take right onto Cutter Street. Park along Cutter Street, East End Beach is at the end of Cutter Street