OK, so I’m from New York – the Catskill Mountains (Hudson Valley now). The concept of running a race called the “Polar Bear Run” sounds intimidating. However, when you run on January 1 in Hilton Head (Bluffton, SC) to be precise, it’s not exactly freezing cold.
It was a bit rainy though, which makes it slippery. I was able to finish 2nd in my age group and was given a nice Christmas Tree ornament. Hilton Head is a great running and biking community and I encourage you to visit it if you get a chance.