LAKE WARAMAUG POLAR BEAR RUN: 20th annual event starts at 11 a.m.; 7.6 miles around lake. Pre-registration $16, after Feb. 1 $18, day of race $20. Application and online registration at www.roadntracksports.com. Call (860) 354-9191 for details. Race Series BETHEL PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT SERIES: The Bethel Parks and Recreation Department will hold three 5K races: Feb. 1 and March 7. All races will be held at The Municipal Center in Bethel at 3 p.m. Cost is $3 per race. T-shirts will be given to all participants who run in all three races. ROXBURY ROAD RACE SERIES: The Roxbury Road Race Series, which has about doubled its weekly average participation over the last five years, will start its 28th season Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8:30 a.m. with a 2.4-mile run that will include a trip up the long, steep hill on Chalybes Road. The 40 races, which will all start at 8:30 a.m., are scheduled each Saturday through Dec. 4 - except July 3, during Independence Day weekend, and July 31, the day of the 37th annual New Milford 7.8-mile road race. The distances will range between 2.4 and 8.2 miles. Many of the events are between 2.4 and 4.8 miles. The start and finish are in front of the Everett Hurlburt Community Park on West Apple Lane. The 4.3-mile MidSpring challenge will be held May 1; the 5.0-mile MidSummer championship is scheduled for July 10; and the 3.95-mile MidAutumn championship is slated for Nov. 6. There will be a $5 entry fee for each of those races, which will be donated to the Recreation Commission's park improvement fund. There will be no entry fee for the 37 other races. For information, contact Assistant Director Scott Benjamin at (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or (860) 354-3521. Or, call Bob Lewis at (860) 355-0695. Note Organizations are invited to send notices of races and race results to The News-Times sports department: 333 Main Street, Danbury, Conn., 06810. Please list site, start time, distance, entry fee and contact person and/or phone number and web site if applicable.