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Trinidad Polar Plunge

February 25, 2023 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am


Thanks for taking the icy dip with us at the Polar Plunge, folks! It was an absolute splash-tacular event! Even though we’re all thawed out now, you can still help make a splash by making a post-plunge donation below. Can’t wait to dive back in with you all next year!

4th Annual Trinidad Polar Plunge
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Check in – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Plunge – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Lake Trinidad Boat Ramp, Trinidad State Park
32610 Colorado 12,
Trinidad, CO 81012

Polar Plunge

$80 fundraising minimum for all adults – or – $50 for students and Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

Plungers Receive

  • A long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt

How to Get Started

  • Grab some friends to create a team (2 people or more) and register.
  • Come up with a fun team t-shirt or costume (not required but really fun!)
  • Choose a Team Captain to lead the charge with fundraising reminders, event day logistics, etc.
  • Meet or exceed your fundraising goal by event day to reserve your plunge spot!

Please Read - Safety Measures

  • County and local COVID regulations will be followed if in place the week of the plunge.


How do I plunge into an open body of water?

You MUST Wear Shoes to Plunge. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
You will walk or run from the water entrance into the water with your team. NO DIVING! 

Our friends from the Fire Dept Rescue team establish the perimeter and the depth for the Plunge (usually chest or shoulder deep). They determine if ground in the water is even and if there are no drop-offs in water level.  

Plunge teams (usually 6-9 at a time) will set their belongings down near the water entrance. After you Plunge, gather your items, and head to the heated changing tents.

What do I wear to plunge?

You MUST wear shoes to Plunge. Plungers often wear fun costumes, team t-shirts or bathing suits. NO DIVING SUITS, NO WET SUITS! 

What should I bring?

Please bring a towel, change of clothes, dry shoes, and a bag for wet clothes. 

Where do I change after my plunge?

We will have heated changing tents.

How do I fundraise to reach my minimum?

After you register for the plunge, you will receive an automated email from Classy that says “Claim Your Fundraising Page”. Click on the link to claim and begin using your personal fundraising link. Share your personalized link emails with a personal note to family and friends and on your social media pages. 


You MUST fundraise or pay the minimum plunge fee: Adult/$80 SOCO Athletes/Students- $50. If paying, make your payment online at your fundraising page prior to 12:00 PM (Friday, February 24). After 12:00 PM, you can pay the day of the plunge. 

What happens if I don't reach my fundraising minimum to plunge?

You MUST fundraise, receive donations or pay the minimum plunge fee as stated above. EACH team member also MUST reach the minimum fee to plunge either through fundraising, donations, or personal payment.


February 25, 2023
9:45 am - 11:30 am
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Special Olympics Colorado
(720) 359-3100
View Organizer Website


Lake Trinidad Boat Ramp/Trinidad State Park
32610 Colorado 12
Trinidad, CO 81082 United States
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