11th Annual Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism in Sea Isle City


Lace up your sneakers and join more than 4,000 participants at the 11th Annual Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The 5K run and 1-mile walk begin at noon from JFK Boulevard and the Promenade in Sea Isle City. Proceeds benefit Special Services Schools, Autism Support  Groups, and families of special-needs children in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

“Year after year our event continues to grow, and we are so grateful to those who continue to support our event  and our mission to raise funds and awareness for children with disabilities,” Michael Monichetti, the event organizer, said. “It’s a fun, family event and after 11 years we still have thousands come out and enjoy the day with  us. We’re truly blessed. Any day you can do something for children with disabilities, it’s a good day. We look forward to seeing you.”

The family-friendly event encourages runners and walkers of all ages to enjoy the scenic route in Sea Isle City. The 5K run will proceed south on the Promenade and the walk will proceed north. All runners are computer chip-timed by JB Sports Timing and the results are available immediately following the race. Online preregistration costs $30 for the 5K run and $25 for the walk. 

Visit polarbearrunwalkforautism.com for more information.