The 7.8 mile loop of Lake Waramaug called the Polar Bear Run has become an annual winter tradition for hundreds of area runners. The scenic course travels counterclockwise along the shoreline of the glacial lake while passing through Washington, Warren, and Kent. The route is primarily flat with a few gently rolling hills. The final .2 miles provide a true test for all as runners ascend the unforgiving Hopkins Hill to the finish line at Hopkins Vineyard.
The top three male and female finishers receive prizes. First place overall wins a $100 TrailHeads gift card and a bottle of wine from Hopkins Vineyard. Age Group Awards are presented for the top 3 in each category:
18 & under / 19-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70 & over
A note regarding parking: Parking is available in the lot located 200 yards north of Hopkins Vineyard (access via Hopkins Road). Additional parking is available near the intersection of North Shore Rd and Hopkins Rd (in a lot alongside the road that leads to Warren Town Beach). Please consider carpooling with your fellow runners.
*** Be Sure to Sign Up Early – The Race is limited to 700 participants ***The first 400 registrants will receive a commemorative TrailHeads Polar Bear Headband. To sign up click here.