February 23, 2019
- Top Overall, Male: Nigher Alfaro, 21:32.37
- Top Law Enforcement, Male: Mike Malone, 22:18.42
- Top Overall, Female: Brooke Ziegler, 22:43.67
- Top Law Enforcement, Female: Zim Schwartze, 28:42.74
- Top Walker, Male: Chance Mckenzie, 36:24.36
- Top Walker, Female: Christie Jung, 44:58.52
- Top SOMO Athlete: Joel Moss, 66:42.08
5K Fun Run/Walk
Public Beach #2, Osage Beach
This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by strutting in frigid temperatures. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri. SOMO exists to provide year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and our athletes need you to get involved. Become a coach, volunteer, recruit a future athlete and learn how you can make a difference!
NOTE: New route in 2019!
Participants must raise a minimum of $50 by event day. Additional prizes can be earned by raising the following amounts:
|$300: Blanket||$500: Hoodie*||$1,000: Jacket||$2,000: Cooler
plus one of each other level
*New this year: Raise and turn in $500 by March 9, 2019 for an entry to win a brand-new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI SE! Thanks to Missouri Powersports Dealers Association for this donation.
The Polar Bear Strut is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Osage Beach PD is proud to host this event.
Polar Bear Strut is a family friendly event. Special Olympics Missouri promotes inclusion as a way of life for not only our athletes but everyone at our events. We reserve the right to ask anyone to alter/remove their costume if found offensive or harmful to those in attendance.
For more information about the event, contact Kami Delameter at email@example.com. You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Bear Strut LOZ, 305 Special Olympics Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.