Resolution Walk/Run & Padden Polar Dip

Celebrate the New Year with a healthy walk or run around Lake Padden followed by a quick refreshing dip in the lake. We’ll bring popcorn, warm beverages, bubbles and smiles to celebrate the occasion.

Costumes are encouraged, but only because they make for great pictures! Three things we do recommend are shoes that can get wet, a camera and a warm change of clothes. The locker rooms will be open for changing, but the showers are out of order. Parents with children under 10 years old should consult a physician before allowing them to enter the cold water, which is usually in the mid to low 30’s (F).


No registration is required for this fun, free event.


January 1

Start Time

Resolution Walk/Run: 11:00 am
Lake Padden Polar Dip: Noon



To sponsor or volunteer for set up, clean up or popcorn delivery please contact Patrick Ulinski at (360)778-7000 or

Frequently Asked Questions

Which direction is the run?
The run is counter-clockwise around Lake Padden.

Where is the start?
Lake Padden bathhouse.

What are the prizes?
Food, snacks and coffee donated by local sponsors. We also have a limited number of t-shirts available from previous races.

Resolution Walk/Run & Padden Polar Dip



Patrick Ulinski
Recreation Coordinator​
(360) 778-7000​​