Polar Bear 5K lives up to its name in Superior

By KBJR News 1

April 12, 2014 Updated Apr 12, 2014 at 7:07 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - It was back to school for many Northland runners Saturday morning as they braved the elements and took to the streets outside Superior Middle School.

It was all part of the Polar Bear 5K, a charity run that raises funds for the Superior School district.

300 runners turned out for the event, which is now in its 5th year.

Participants had their choice of completing either a mile course or a full 5K, with awards going to the top men, women and youth athletes in each category.

The money raised goes towards equipment that enhances "the sights and sounds" of classrooms for grades K through five.

"Everything that we raise here today will get divvied up and each school will receive a check and that check will go towards technology," said Polar Bear director Cody Androsky."

"It enriches the curriculum and just makes for a better learning atmosphere for the kids," added co-director Christa Kalin.

Organizers were pleased to announce that all 6 Superior elementary schools were able to participate this year.

Al Skomars