Jan. 1, 2010

Bellingham's Polar Bear Plunge

If your idea of starting the New Year off is with a cold swim, come on out to this year's Lake Padden Resolution Run & Polar Bear Dip. The run will begin at 11 a.m. on New Years Day, with a run or walk around Bellingham's Lake Padden. The official dip into the chilly lake is set for noon. Hot beverages, snacks and warm showers will be available for those brave souls who make the plunge.

Birch Bay will host their 27th annual Polar Bear Plunge this New Year's day. This year's theme is "Let the Games Begin" and costume and participant judging will start at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center. The plunge will be at the waterfront between Birch Bay Chamber/ Visitor Information Center and CJ's Beach House Restaurant at noon.

Image courtesy of flickr.com by dbking

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