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2018 Western Kentucky
Polar Plunge & Polar 5k
Presented by Peel & Holland

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

The Polar Plunge presented by Peel & Holland 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 $95,000 to support the efforts of Special Olympics athletes.

This year's event is again joined by the Polar 5k, which will run a beautiful route through Kentucky Dam Village State Park that same day.
Back for 2018!

You can choose to run into the lake from the Kentucky Dam Village shore instead of jumping from the docks, OR you can be a Polar Plunge Triple Crown winner, by completing the 5k, jumping from the dock AND running in from the shore. There's no extra money raised needed to go for the Triple Crown!


For more information, contact Laura Miller at 270-293-9054 or via e-mail at

Getting Started is easy...
1. Click the "Register Here" button above and follow the step-by-step instructions to form a team, join a team or participate as an individual.

2. Next, using the My HQ Page, send your friends and family emails to let them know you are jumping for the athletes of Special Olympics Kentucky! They can join your team, if you created one, or send you an on-line donation.

3. Sign in and pick up your prize redemption coupon and Plunge wristband (you MUST have your wristband to Plunge) at either Early Check In or at the On-Site Check In tables on the day of the Plunge.
NOTE: Even if you sign up on-line, you still MUST check in one of these two days.

4. Then join us Saturday, February 17, and Take the Plunge or run the Polar 5k!

5. Each time you return to this Web site, Log In to your My HQ Page and check your progress.

Event Schedule
Friday, February 16
Early Check-In/Packet Pick-Up

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Change: Lodge Lobby
4-6 pm - Early Check-In & 5k Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, February 17

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
7:30 am - 5k Registration Opens
9 am - 5k Starts
9-10:45 am - On-Site Plunge Check-In
10:45 am - Opening Ceremonies
11:30 am - Plunge begins

facebook icon For the most up to date Plunge information and a look at the life of Glacier the official Polar Plunge Spokesbear, Like the Official Kentucky Polar Plunge Facebook Page.

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Glacier Don't know a Polar Bear to support? Why not support the Official Polar Plunge spokesbear? Visit Glacier the Bear's personal Plunge page and make a donation today. Your contribution will go directly to support Special Olympics athletes!
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