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Coca-Cola Polar Bear 5k

December 14, 2019

Shop with a Cop                                   
2019 Coca-Cola Polar Bear 5k Run/Walk
Presented by Jordan Lumber & Valley Protein


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The 2019 Polar Bear 5k Run/Walk is an event to benefit the Wadesboro Police Department’s Shop With a Cop program, as well as other regional Shop with a Cop Community Policing Programs around North & South Carolina.  This program helps positively change the lives of children in our local communities by providing them with Christmas presents that they otherwise may not have received.  All proceeds from this event go towards the programs it supports.  Each year the amount of gifts each child is able to receive depends entirely on money donated by the community, and raised through special events such as this one. 

Christmas is all about being filled with the spirit of giving, and we here at Shop with a Cop want to bring that spirit to our communities both at home and abroad.  Shop with a Cop wants this to be both a rewarding and fun event, and everyone is encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Christmas character.  We hope to see a bunch of elves, polar bears and cubs, and reindeer running in our 5k race.  Wearing normal attire instead of a costume is optional!

This year is the 6th Annual Polar Bear Race and we hope that it is even better than the previous years.  Last year we had a record year of giving, and to date, approximately $23,000.00 in Christmas gifts have been donated to nearly 120 kids right here in our community and abroad due in part to the support of our running community.  We hope that you will join us again this year and help us continue to give during this year’s Christmas season.



Sgt. Tom Luckey

Race Director

Wadesboro Police Shop with a Cop



A map link is located below at the bottom of this page which will take you to  This is considered to be a moderate course with several elevation changes throughout. 

We will meet at the new police department on Rutherford Street.  The Wadesboro Police Department’s new office is located at 212 S. Rutherford St., Wadesboro, NC 28170. This is located near the intersection with NC 109, also locally known as Greene St, and Rutherford Street. 

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



Coca-Cola Polar Bear 5k Run/Walk

December 14, 2019 (Saturday) - 11:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo