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Event Info:
The Polar Plunge is one of the biggest Special Olympics fundraisers of the year. The Plunge is a truly unique event and includes a fun, festive atmosphere with food and great prizes. The Plunge works just like a Walk-a-Thon, but with one big twist. Participants still solicit donations to support their effort (a BEAR minimum of $75 to take part or $50 for Junior Plungers), but instead of walking, Polar Bears take a chilly dip into the lake at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Last year, the Polar Plunge raised more than $100,000 to support the efforts of Special Olympics Kentucky athletes despite weather issues and travel difficulties.

This year the Polar Plunge 5k returns for a beautiful run through Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, so even if you don't want to Plunge, you can still help out!

For more information about the Polar Plunge, contact Laura Miller at 270-293-9054 or by e-mail at lmiller@soky.org.
Event Location:
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Event Schedule:

Polar Plunge 5k Packet Pickup and Plunge Early Check-In at Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center2/17/2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Polar Plunge 5k Race Day Registration2/18/2017 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Polar Plunge 5k!2/18/2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Polar Plunge Check-In2/18/2017 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Opening Ceremonies and Costume Contest2/18/2017 10:45 am - 11:30 am
The Plunge!2/18/2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fees:
Plunger: No Fees
Raise a minimum of $75 and get ready to be Freezin for a Reason.

Junior Plunger: No Fees
Raise a minimum of $50 and get ready to be Freezin for a Reason. Must be Between 6 and 18 years old.

Too Chicken: No Fees
Not Taking the Plunge, but Still Raising Money for the Event. Must raise a minimum of $75 to receive Too Chicken T-shirt.

Junior Chicken: No Fees
Not Taking the Plunge, but Still Raising Money for the Event. Must raise a minimum of $50 to qualify for T-shirt. Must be between the ages of 6 and 18.

5k Runner: No Fees
Run the Polar Plunge 5k through beautiful Kentucky Dam Village State Park. You can either pay the $40 5k fee up front or use our on-line fundraising tools to ask friends to help support Special Olympics.

5k Runner/Plunger Combo: No Fees
Run the Polar Plunge 5k and then take the Plunge! 5k Runners who Plunge must raise $60 in addition to their $40 5k fee. You can pay the 5k fee up front at registration or use our fundraising tools to include it in your fundraising amount.
Will receive both the 5k and the Polar Plunge T-Shirts

Junior 5k Runner/Plunger Combo: No Fees
Perfect for youngsters who want to run the Polar Plunge 5k and then take the Plunge! Junior (6-18)5k Runners who Plunge must raise $35 in addition to their $40 5k fee. You can pay the 5k fee up front at registration or use our fundraising tools to include it in your fundraising amount.
Will receive both the 5k and the Polar Plunge T-Shirts

5k Runner/Too Chicken Combo: No Fees
Want to run the Polar 5k and keep raising money, but don't want to Plunge? This is the package for you. Raise a minimum of $100 and you will run the Polar 5k at beautiful Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park AND be recognized as a "Too Chicken" Plunger and receive your Too Chicken to Plunge T-Shirt.

Super Plunger: No Fees
Raise a minimum of $1,000 and participate in at least three of our five Plunges this year and earn a special reward.

Polar Plunge Triple Crown: No Fees
Run the Polar 5k, jump from the docks and run into the water from the beach for the full Polar Plunge experience! Triple Crown participants must raise $60 in addition to their $40 5k fee. You can pay the 5k fee up front at registration or use our fundraising tools to include it in your fundraising amount.
Will receive both the 5k and the Polar Plunge T-Shirts


Rewards:

  
Participant Level
$2,500 and up ($2,500.00 + ) 
Official Polar Plunge Backpack
   

$1,000-2,499 ($1,000.00 - $2,499.00) 
Official Polar Plunge Jacket
   

$500-999 ($500.00 - $999.00) 
Official Polar Plunge Speaker
   

$250-499 ($250.00 - $499.00) 
Plush Plunge Towel
   

$75-249 ($75.00 - $249.00) 
Polar Plunge T-Shirt ($50 for Junior Plungers)
   

$40 (Plunge 5k Runners Only)  
Polar Plunge 5k Long Sleeve Dri-Fit T-shirt
   

Grand Prize Drawing  
TBA
   

  
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