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YMCA Polar Bear Series Olean - Road - 5 km [ Find another review ] [ Home ]

4.0 starsPre-race
Ease for day-of registration1 of 1 : Day-of registration will never be problem - race has plenty of slots or is not big
Registration lines1 of 1 : Average organization, short-ish lines, day-of registration on separate tables, at least one line for pre-reg, one for day-of
Packet pickup organization1 of 1 : Packets pre-assembled, pins and shirts/swag in bags, etc.
Parking1 of 1 : Tons of parking, no trouble finding a spot even minutes before race start
Deferral policy1 of 1 : Not applicable
2.6 starsRace Appeal
Race-packet swag1 of 1 : Bare bones - no swag
Get what you pay for1 of 1 : Got what I paid for/as advertised/didn't run out of supplies
Distance varieties1 of 1 : One distance choice
Scenery1 of 1 : A landmark or two
Distance accuracy1 of 1 : Uncertified, but accurate
4.6 starsDifficulty / Technicality
Starting line/crowd size1 of 1 : Tiny race - start isn't crowded at all
Hills1 of 1 : Really, truly fast and board-flat
Technical1 of 1 : Well-cleaned/groomed roads, no potholes at all
New-runner friendly1 of 1 : Friendly to new runners
Difficulty following course1 of 1 : A few zig-zags, but not tough to follow unassisted
2.2 starsPost Race
Post-race party1 of 1 : Generic pizza race, may/may not have alcohol, nothing exceptional
Timing promptness1 of 1 : Mild delay - times posted after everyone finishes
Awards quality1 of 1 : No awards
Other post-race events1 of 1 : Bare: just hanging out in a shelter
CommentsMay want to bring Yak Tracks or running shoes with good tread. Often snowier in Olean than the Buffalo area.