If you’re brave enough to ring in 2019 with a dip in the frigid Puget Sound, you can join the annual Polar Bear Plunge crowds at Golden Gardens tomorrow.
The biggest crowd will be there for an 11am plunge — costumes are encouraged. Thermoses of hot chocolate and Christmas-tree bonfires will be plentiful.
If you want to build up a sweat before you plunge, there will be a 5k run/walk hosted by PNW Ladies Running Group and Run 2 Be Fit. The 5k will start at 10am and finish with a swim/dash into the Sound at 11am.
The Ballard Elks Lodge will also host what they call a “Pledge or Plunge“, at the beach next to their lodge at 1pm.
Photo from the Elks’ Lodge Pledge or Plunge event page on Facebook