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Denver Plunge Roulette & 5K

March 7 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Denver Polar Plunge & 5K

presented by Westerra Credit Union

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Denver Polar Plunge! We have exceeded our goal of $105,000! Thank you for your support!

Head into the great outdoors and venture over to Wash Park to plunge roulette, run, or do both in support of Special Olympics Colorado athletes!

About Plunge Roulette (Click to Expand)

In place of the traditional pool plunge, Denver Plungers will get to participate in the first ever plunge roulette! Participants of plunge roulette will be doused or sprayed with whatever the roulette wheel lands on. Think ice cold water, maybe some soothing warm water, or maybe a mystery bucket (could be a condiment, a soda, or dessert). Participants are encouraged to bring goggles and an extra towel for your car seat!

Three Ways to Get Involved in the Denver Plunge & 5K!

Run a 5K

sponsored by Anytime Fitness

Fee: $45 Fundraising Minimum
Runners receive a knit pom pom beanie, access to the gated Plunge Plaza where we’ll have socially distanced vendors, hot cocoa, and more. Plus runners receive an “After Splash Bash – At Home” kit with discounts and coupons for free drinks/food from their local restaurants and breweries.

Start Times and Run Time
Start times for the run will be in waves with a limited # of runners per wave. Run times will start at 8:00 AM and end at 10:00 AM. All runners off the course by 11:30 AM.

Click here to view the 5K Run Map


Plunge Roulette

presented by Westerra Credit Union

Fee: $75 Fundraising Minimum
Plungers receive a long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt, access to Plunge Plaza and an “After Splash Bash – At Home” kit with discounts and coupons for free drinks/food from local restaurants and breweries.

*Start times for the plunge will be in waves starting at 10:00 AM (may fluctuate a little bit depending on city ordinance).

Run & Plunge

**New incentive if you do both**

Fee: $120 Fundraising Minimum
Your Team Captain will get to choose your run and plunge times before access is given to those who are just running or just plunging to ensure that you can participate in both.

Warm up with a run before your brave Plunge and receive all of the benefits above!

Each plunge will award “top fundraising trophies” to the categories below and one “team spirit” trophy:
Highest Fundraising Team Overall, Highest Fundraising Individual, Highest Fundraising Law Enforcement Team, and Highest Fundraising School.
  • Don't forget you can earn cool new incentives as you reach fundraising milestones! Incentives page coming soon!

PLEASE READ – Event Health and Safety Modifications

  1. Before entering the registration line, all participants will need to go through the medical screening area where you’ll be checked for your temperature and mask.
  2. Must sign up for a plunge and/or run time in order to comply with the city ordinance.
  3. No spectators (we’re sorry!). In order to stay within city ordinance and get participants through quickly, we can’t have spectators this year.
  4. Teams will Plunge Roulette in groups of six and will be socially distanced 6ft apart at the Plunge stage area and in the waiting line. .
  5. We will have multiple changing tents that can accommodate no more than 2 people (from different households), or 4 people from the same household. Public restroom showers will not be available.
  6. After the run or plunge, participants can briefly access the gated Plunge Plaza on their way out of the park to enjoy small bites and giveaways. After exiting Plunge Plaza, participants must leave in order for the next wave of participants to come through.
  7. In lieu of an in-person after party, Plungers will receive an “After Splash-At Home” digital kit with lots of free deals from local restaurants and breweries to enjoy at your leisure.
  8. The Polar Plunge Team Captain will be the primary point of contact between their team and the Event Director. The Team Captain will be responsible for disseminating reminders and important updates to their team (i.e. separate transportation to the event, meeting time and place, mask reminders. Event logistics and safety measures, etc).
  9. Teams larger than 10 may be split into two or more different wave times. This is all dependent on the city ordinance 2 weeks prior to the event.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

All attendees will be required to follow state, local and venue-specific safety protocols.


March 7
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Special Olympics Colorado
(720) 359-3100


Type of Event
In Person Event (masks and physical distancing will be required)


Wash Park
701 S Franklin St
Denver, CO 80209 United States
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