Polar Bear Tank Race Team Theme Ideas

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Blog, River Adventures, Sandhills Motel | Comments Off on Polar Bear Tank Race Team Theme Ideas

b3f773f9a71c3c1f25ff0761bbc07378The start of the year is upon us, which means it’s time for the 9th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race, the most wonderful time of year! It’s time to gather your teams, think up a theme, and register for the best and most unique winter event in Mullen, Nebraska. This year’s Polar Bear Tank Race will go to benefit and create awareness for the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.

The thing that makes the Polar Bear Tank Race so fun is not that you get to float down a river with your closest friends in a stock tank, but it’s the theme and decorations that each team puts into their tank. But what theme should you do? Here are a few tips on fun themes to have for your teams and ways that you can decorate your tank while floating to fully support your theme.

  • Frozen. Probably the most obvious theme, would be dressing up as and decorating your tank to represent the movie Frozen. Designate one person from your team to be each character. You could easily have Elsa, Olaf, Anna, Kristoff, and Hans. Decorations could include hanging fake icicles from the outside of your tank (don’t forget the tape!), attaching blue balloons to the tank, and attaching snowflakes to the inside of your tank.
  • Pirate. Arrrrgh me mateys! It’s time to sail the seven seas (or the Middle Loup River) and claim victory over the other scallywags (or other tank racers)! Don your pirate hats and eye patches, throw up those sails, and set your sights on the finish line with your pirate themed tank.
  • Pretty in Pink. Show your support for those suffering from breast cancer and throw on every pink article of clothing you own. Decorate your tank with all manner of pink items from pink leis, to pink banners and pink streamers. This would be an easy one to tailor to whatever charity or awareness group you choose. Just pick a color!
  • Beach bums. While it may be a bit cold for this one in the beginning of March, it could work. Wear your swimsuits (we suggest overtop some other clothes to keep you warm), load up your beach chairs, and layer your tank with sand and towels. Set up an umbrella to finish the look and toss around some beach balls while you’re floating.

Remember that all of your decorations must be attached to your tank while you are floating. Have a game plan of what your theme will be and come up with a fun team name to go along with it. You must be 21 to enter the Polar Bear Tank Race and registration costs $180 per person. Registration includes a tank, life jacket and paddle for each person, a t-shirt for each participant, accommodations for two nights, a welcome reception and soup cook-off, breakfast before the race, lunch following the race, and awards dinner. There must be a minimum of four contestants on each team.

Registration fills up fast, so register today. Get more information here. It’s going to be a great year! Once you’re registered, don’t forget to book your stay with us! Click here to contact us for more information, or give us a call at (308) 546-2206 to book your stay today!