New Year's Day 5k in Murfreesboro this Sunday and the Polar Bear Plunge is Next Saturday

Dec 28, 2022 at 07:33 pm by WGNS News

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(Murfreesboro, TN) Two annual events are nearing as the close of the year is right around the corner. The New Year’s Day 5k will take place this Sunday on New Year’s Day at 10AM. The run will be at Barfield Crescent Park. The deadline to register for the event is this Thursday night at 8 PM at packet pick-up (Packet pick-up will be at Patterson Park Community Center between 6AM and 8PM).

The annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place next Saturday (January 7, 2023) at the SportsCom outdoor pool in Murfreesboro. While last weeks tempertures took a nose dive into the single digits and Rutherford County recorded a negative 20-degree windchill, the weather on January 7th will likely be a bit milder… That was Assistant Parks and Rec. Director Thomas Laird.


Funds raised at the 2023 Polar Bear Plunge will go towards the Special Olympics… The Arctic plunging will get underway at 10 AM on January 7th, but pre-event excitement will start at 8:30 that Saturday morning with music, inflatables, a costume contest and more! Murfreesboro has held the annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom for the past 20-years.

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