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19 March 2013

2013 Polar Bear Ultra Race Report

I decided to head out to Winnipeg to check out the Polar Bear Run across Lake Winnipeg this year. A couple of years ago my cousin Martin was training for the Canadian Death Race and decided to do an “out-and-back” course, making this a 60+km ultra. It caught on and now there are a few […]

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I decided to head out to Winnipeg to check out the Polar Bear Run across Lake Winnipeg this year. A couple of years ago my cousin Martin was training for the Canadian Death Race and decided to do an “out-and-back” course, making this a 60+km ultra. It caught on and now there are a few brave souls who do it each year.

This is a psychologically taxing run across the lake. I say ‘run’ because it’s not really a race. I had a lot of fun, though, and the price is right. Just remember – there’s no support on the first leg if you do the out-and-back!

Cost: $25

Here’s how the run turned out (roughly):

Time: 8:45 (ish)
Distance: 62km or so
Pace: Not good
Place: Irrelevant

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