About The Bears
Welcome to the online Information Center of the Polar Bears Track & Field Club. Here you will be able to find the Club's latest schedules and news. Our season runs from December through March. If you are new to the Bears, you can learn more by clicking on the tabs above to view the Club's Practice Schedule, Meets and Events.
The Polar Bears Track & Field Club is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned organization based in Fredon, NJ. Founded in December 2004, the Polar Bears Club was formed as a winter extension of the Bears Running Club program founded by Laurie and Guy Gordon.
Our Club currently offers Winter Track & Field event training and competition for interested athletes in grades 5 through 12 residing in Northwest NJ. The Club is proud to have athletes that have won USATF National Youth Indoor Championships and NJSIAA Track Titles. The Polar Bears may be even more proud to have had many National Honor Society Members, Sussex County (NJ) Superintendent's Roundtable Award Winners and Sussex County Scholar-Athletes.
Bruce Wask, our Head Coach, has many years of experience coaching youth athletes in all Track & Field events. Bruce began his coaching career in 1969 at Columbia High School (NJ) after serving in the military. Bruce, along with Len Klepack (a member of the NJSIAA Coaching Hall of Fame) started the high school's Indoor Track and Girl's Outdoor Track programs. Whether by group/individual instruction or through one of his many stories, Coach Wask is always willing to share his knowledge and passion for the sport.
Our Club is self-funded. We are able to keep our fees at a minimum by holding one major fundraiser (the famous Pancake Run) and through generous private donations.
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