The 31st edition of the Polar Bear Run around Lake Waramaug will be offered Feb. 22.

The race will kick off at 11 a.m. in front of the Lake Waramaug Country Club tennis courts.

The race will take its hundreds of participants on a 7.6-mile tour through corners of Washington, Warren and Kent.

The event is held in memory of Wallie Jahn, a longtime New Milford distance runner who resurrected the Polar Bear Run back in the late 1980s.

The race is also a fundraiser for the Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House in New Milford.

Registration takes place at Lake Waramaug Country Club. Runners can preregister at

The first 300 registered runners will receive commemorative running gloves.

Runners are encouraged to carpool because of limited parking.

For more information, visit the website, email or call 860-927-1332.