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January 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

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Taking a polar dip at Resolution Run 5K


ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

This 5K runner and her dog barely keep their heads above the 46-degree waters of Lake Washington at the annual Resolution Run & Polar Bear Dive. And the only way you'll get a cat in this water is to have it on a shirt, as seen on a runner in the background. The Magnuson Park boat ramp in Seattle is the entry point into the water just before the finish line. More than 2,300 participated, with two-thirds taking the plunge. View results of the run at promotionevents.com

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Lars Durban and Jacqui Lotz hug after rising up from the cold waters.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Otto the boxer gets carried through the 46-degree plunge part of the Resolution Run 5K on Wednesday. The polar dive is optional but more than two-thirds of the 2,300 runners took to the water.

For more photos, from the Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive visit the gallery.

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