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Entries sought for 5K Polar Challenge

The ninth annual 5K Polar Challenge will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at First Lutheran Church, Ninth Street and Bemidji Avenue N.W.

The registration fee is $15 per person if registered before Jan. 7, or $20 per person after the deadline. Participants can register for the 5K run/walk event at the Chamber office at the Tourist Information Center, online at or by mailing a check payable to Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce to Polar Challenge 5K Run/Walk, Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, 300 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji, MN 56601. The registration fee is $20 per person.

Check-in and same-day registration will be held from 9-10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church. The race will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bemidji Pioneer and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting stations KB-101, KBUN, KZY 95.5, Z-99 and WQXJ, 104.5.

For details, call the Chamber office at 444-3541 or visit