Hi “cool” runners!
I want to introduce you to an exciting and unique marathon in northern Canada, more specifically, in Churchill, Manitoba — the Polar Bear Capital of the world — on November 21, 2015.
More importantly, I would like to invite you to run in the 4th annual Polar Bear Marathon with me. I am the organizer of the run, and we have had about 15 International runners each year for the past three years. It is a fun run, along the coast of Hudson Bay, going out 21 or 25 km and then returning back to Churchill. I added a 50 km Ultra last year.
It’s a run where you are accompanied by a vehicle for “Mobile Aid” (drink, energy bars, and extra clothing) and for the purpose of protection from the possibility of polar bears. You can race it, or just run for fun, enjoying the scenery.
The Polar Marathon is partially in support of the charity work we do in support of three First Nation communities, baseball camps with the children and youth in the remote locations of Tadoule Lake, Pauingassi and Poplar Hill. You may also wish to choose your own charity and raise some funds for your expenses and your charity cause.
In the 2014 Polar Bear Marathon Last year we were privileged to see some fantastic Northern Lights in the night sky. We were also able to see and photograph a polar bear from just three metres away. Red foxes and Arctic foxes were present as well. So bring your cameras! And if you need help with hotel bookings in Winnipeg, I would be willing to assist you.
For more information, you can find the Polar Bear Marathon brochure/application on my website at www.AlbertMartens.com or just click on the Polar Bear Marathon Application PDF link here: http://www.albertmartens.com/images/documents/2015-polar-brochure.pdf. If you need any printed brochures, please let me know and I will send you some.
Feel free to distribute the information and pass on the link or brochure to your running friends now. We would like to get 20 runners out this year. Also, it looks like there may be a special film team coming out to make an Athletes in Action movie documentary.
Train well and think about bringing some new runners with you for the rare Arctic experience. And the good cause, of course!