Cooler Than Cool
The 38th Annual Polar Bear Run will happen on February 24, 2018. Lullel Hickman will be running it for the 37th time.
Lullel began taking part in the winter event when the City of Bolivar administered the race and continued when the Y took over operation about ten years ago. His one absence from the race was the result of a high fever.
The race draws about 200 runners from all over the region and beyond. One woman drives from Ohio every year and a married couple comes from Henderson, Nevada.
The draw? We’re told it’s the sweatshirts. Runners learn the different swag awarded at each race and like to pick them up like tokens from a game.