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Western Kentucky Polar Plunge and Polar 5K
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

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The Polar Plunge & Polar 5K for Special Olympics Kentucky challenges you to get the "Chill of a Lifetime" in support of the 11,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics Kentucky.

A Polar Plunge is one of the most unique fundraisers around. It’s a great way for everyone —individuals, organizations and businesses— to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Athletes. The community comes together and creates an inclusive atmosphere for fun, camaraderie and caring!  Become a part of the coolest event of the season in 2021! You can plunge, run, donate or volunteer and make an everlasting memory this winter season.

So, grab some friends, get excited, register and let's celebrate over 10 years together!  All funds raised go to support 11,300 Special Olympics Athletes in Kentucky, especially those in Calloway and Marshall Counties - right here in Western KY-  and all donations are tax-deductible. 

 

NEW FOR 2021!  Make your Polar Plunge PERSONAL.  If you're not able to attend the event in person, you can take your plunge in the privacy of your own backyard or bathroom. Run through a sprinkler, Make a Snow Angel,  Fill a Kiddie Pool on the lawn!  All to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky! Film it and post your video on our Facebook page. More details to come!!

Challenge yourself and go for the Triple Crown this year!

You can run in the Polar 5K, take a jump off the docks into the lake AND then also run into the lake from the shore for the Triple Crown! Make sure you check Triple Crown when registering! 

Click here to find your 2021 5K route.

For more information, contact Laura Miller at 270-293-9054 or via e-mail at lmiller@soky.org.


COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

It is our every intention to hold the WKY Polar Plunge on March 6 in order to support Special Olympics athletes in Calloway and Marshall Counties as well as across the state. 

Due to conditions required for events at KY Dam Village by the KY Department of Parks, there will be no spectators allowed for the 2021 Western KY Polar Plunge and 5K. Guardians of minors and SOKY athletes will be permitted to accompany registered participants.

Please keep the following in mind as we work to finalize details of the event:

The health, safety and security of participants, athletes, staff and volunteers must always be the most important factor.

Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) and its representatives from Calloway and Marshall Counties will continue to work with local Law Enforcement, Fire Department and Rescue Squads on protocols required for this event.

Adherence to state and local restrictions and social distancing guidelines is required.

MASKS or FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED.

For all current COVID-19 considerations, please review this document.

 

Event Schedule 

Friday, March 5

Early Polar Plunge Check-In & 5K Packet Pick-Up
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Conference Center


3-7 pm 
If you have all your funds raised, you can pick up your prizes and wristbands early!

Check in is intended for team CAPTAINS ONLY and those registered as individual participants. Due to social distancing requirements and mandatory adherence to current restrictions, check in will be scheduled by appointment for team captains and individual participants ONLY.  Contact Jennifer: jmcmahon@soky.org with questions. 


Saturday, March 6

2021 POLAR PLUNGE & 5K DAY!
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Conference Center

 

DUE to COVID-19, the schedule for the day has changed. Please read the below carefully. 

For all current COVID-19 considerations, please review this document.

 

8:00 am        Check-in Opens 

Check in is intended for team CAPTAINS ONLY and those registered as individual participants. Due to social distancing requirements and mandatory adherence to current restrictions, check in will be scheduled by appointment for team captains only. Contact Jennifer: jmcmahon@soky.org with questions.

10:30 am      Check-in Closes

Plans for Opening Ceremonies and Awards presentations, as well as costume contest are under review.  

Please check back for updates and follow the Official Kentucky Polar Plunge Facebook Page

10:30am      5K Begins (Participants will be staged according to estimated finish time, with all walkers and people with strollers following). Please submit your estimated finish time when registering.

10:30am      Polar Plunge Only Participants begin at Docks/Shore

11:00am      APPROXIMATELY Polar Plunge/5k COMBO and Triple Crown Participants Begin at Docks/Shore

 

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.