SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Franklin County YMCA is hosting a day full action just in time for a warm start to the weekend Saturday.
The Y's "Mid-Winter Madness" event includes a 5K race, a 10 mile race, and concludes with the annual SML Glacier Plunge.
Events start at 10 a.m. with the Winterfest 10 Miler. The YMCA Snowball 5K begins at 10:15 a.m.
There will be an awards ceremony along with lunch at the Landing Restaurant following the races.
Then at 1:15 p.m., over 100 will brave the cold waters of Smith Mountain Lake for the Glacier Plunge at Bernard's Landing. While the water will be cold, the actual air temperature will be quite comfortable with sunshine. Highs this year will be near 70; a nice warm-up compared to the chilly 40s last year.
Volunteers are still needed and you can still register for the events by calling the YMCA at 540-721-9622.