RIDGWAY– This warmer weather this week was appreciated by those who took part in Elk County’s “Almost Naked Run” Sunday to welcome in the new year.
The annual 5K run and Polar Bear Dunk in Ridgway is presented by the Elk County Striders.
Runners wear bathing suits, and many of them also wear fun costumes including wigs or tutus.
When they complete the course of the run participants take a cool dip in the Clarion River.
Striders’ member Beth Horning said she loved seeing the young kids and pet dogs that ran this year.
She said, “It’s just fun, it’s a lot of fun.”