Seattle’s Polar Bear Dive and Resolution 5K
Club Northwest invites you to Magnuson Park on January 1st for their Polar Bear Dive and Resolution 5K. Celebrating the beginning of the new year, the event consists of a 5K run/walk that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington just prior to the event finish line area. The post-race celebration includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21. Free chili, coffee, hot chocolate and more will be provided.
The race starts at 10:30am. See the information page for the full day of race schedule.
Stay Dry or Choose the Polar Bear Dive
Participants in this 3.1 mile run/walk can choose to stay dry and compete in the standard 5K run/walk or they can choose to select the optional Polar Bear Dive 5K that takes a brief detour into Lake Washington roughly 100 yards before the 5K finish line. Results for the standard 5K and the Polar Bear 5K will be scored separately. Roughly 60% of the 2,400+ race registrants last year chose the Polar Bear Dive option.