Lauds everyone's efforts at snowy Polar Bear Run
To the Editor:
The 31st edition of the Polar Bear Run on March 1 was one to remember with snow falling and runners embracing the conditions.
Despite a postponement of one week, 325 runners braved the conditions to circle a lap (7.6 miles) around Lake Waramaug.
The race couldn't have gone off so smoothly without diligent volunteers and the efforts of state troopers, headed by Steve Sordi and the Police Explorers.
Many thanks to the Board of Governors of the Lake Waramaug Country Club for generously allowing the clubhouse to be used for registration.
We would also like to give thanks to Washington volunteer ambulance for its efforts.
Wallie, who revived the race years ago, passed away much too young.
He has to be smiling at the perseverance of runners and the community effort that made this year's race one to remember.
Polar Bear Run