Choose Your Chill During Special Olympics Colorado’s Denver Polar Plunge

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Choose Your Chill During Special Olympics Colorado’s Denver Polar Plunge 

PLUNGE into freezing cold water, run a 5k or do both at Wash Park on Sunday, March 6

Denver – Feb. 15, 2022 – Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), Colorado’s premier sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), is thrilled to host its annual Westerra Credit Union Denver Polar Plunge & 5k presented by Ford. Polar Plunge is a cold-weather fundraiser aimed at raising $500,000 statewide to provide critical funding for more than 15,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

A Polar Plunge is a unique event where participants jump into a chilly body of water to raise awareness for the inclusion and acceptance of people with ID. Polar Plunge is one of SOCO’s most recognizable fundraisers and provides supporters an easy way to raise funds, connect with athletes and re-engage with their communities, all for a great cause.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Special Olympics Colorado remains committed to health and safety. While the Denver Plunge and 5k will be back in person, strict guidelines persist and we are also pleased to offer a Virtual Polar Plunge where participants may choose to Plunge from the comfort of their own home.

Denver Polar Plunge & 5k

Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Wash Park, Denver, CO 80209

  • 9:00 AM – 5k Run begins
  • 10:00 AM – Pool Plunge begins
  • 12:30 PM – Event conclusion

Denver participants can enjoy the return of the pool plunge. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume, coordinate themes and bring other creative ideas.

“Polar Plunges are centered around community,” stated Megan Scremin, Special Olympics Colorado President and CEO. “Now is the time to safely celebrate the opportunity to gather with and in support of Special Olympics Colorado athletes to spread joy, unity and acceptance. Never again will we take these opportunities for granted.”

The fundraising minimum to plunge is $75 (students and SOCO athletes are $50), $35 to run or $110 (or $85) to do both. To learn more about Polar Plunge and to register, visit

About Special Olympics Colorado:

Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 18,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Through the support of an amazing community of coaches, volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer hundreds of annual engagements, free of charge, to individuals age 2 and up. Learn more online at


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