Monday, February 13, 2006

Polar Bear Grand Prix update

The Polar Bear Grand Prix will conclude on Saturday with the Frostbite 5K at Cherokee Park, the site for all three races in the annual running series sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Louisville.

Andrew Danner and Jen Alessandro are the leaders after the first two races, the Reindeer Romp 4K on Dec. 17 and the Snowman Shuffle 4 Mile on Jan. 21.

Danner finished second in both races and, with four points (the total is calculated by adding a runner’s overall rank in each race), has a 10-point lead on Tommie Kendall, who placed seventh twice.

Alessandro finished first among the women (16th overall) in the Reindeer Romp and took second (15th overall) behind Donna Palisca in the Snowman Shuffle, giving her 31 points and a comfortable 18-point lead over Katie Braekkan.

Don Wright and Francine Hagg lead the men and women, respectively, in the Masters division, and Jerry Orange and Pam Kincaid lead the men and women, respectively, in the Grandmasters division.

Full results and rankings can be found here. Further information about the series can be found here.

All of the races in the series are certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field.