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 Thank you to everyone who donated and particapted in the plunge and 5k this year!

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 

Whether you are Brave or Bonkers, we'll take either as long as you are #FreezinforaReason.

Each year, the Polar Plunge & Polar 5K challenges hundreds of participants to plunge into frigid cold water in the middle of winter in support of the over 11,300 people with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics Kentucky.


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WKY minimums

*Fundraising minimums are the same for personal polar plunges*

Can’t be there, but still want to support Special Olympics Kentucky? No problem. The Personal Polar Plunge allows participation from your own backyard or bathroom! The Personal Polar Plunge option, you sign-up online, raise money for Special Olympics, and then take the Plunge your own way! An ice bath in the tub, a cold dip in a kiddie pool, a spray down with a cold-water hose… or, just sit back and raise money without the chill! If you’re taking the Personal Polar Plunge, we encourage you to share a pic/video of your Plunge via the #ChillofaLifetime hashtag and tag @kypolarplunge. Be sure to post your Personal Polar Plunge pic/video by March 4. Check out this great how-to video!

For more information please contact Jennifer at (502) 326-5002 or

If you have needs for mobility accomodations, fill out this form by March 3.

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