Western Kentucky Polar Plunge & 5K

Peel & Holland Polar Plunge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2018 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge and Polar 5k
at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park!

This year you helped us raise more than $88,000 for Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.

See photos from the Plunge

See Polar 5K Results

For information about the 2019 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge,
contact Laura Miller at 270-293-9054 or lmiller@soky.org.

Western Kentucky Plunge - Polar 5k

It was another soggy start for the Polar 5k in 2018.


The Polar Plunge is the Chill of a Lifetime! Join us for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
Raise a minimum of $75 (or $50 for Polar Bears under 18) and take the Plunge! Join us for a HUGE day of winter fun! Run one of the state’s most beautiful 5k courses or take a chilly dip in Kentucky Lake, or do both! This year you can take your Plunge from the docks or run into the water from the beach. Prizes for the top individual fundraiser and for the top fundraising teams in corporate/civic, school and law enforcement divisions. There are also prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

The Western Kentucky Plunge offers many ways for you to take part. You can run in the annual Polar 5k, take the tradional Plunge form the docks into the lake or run in from the shore. If you’re REALLY adventurous you can take part in the Triple Crown Challenge and do all three!

Can’t plunge, but still want to support Special Olympics? No problem. Register as Too Chicken to Plunge. You get a special Too Chicken shirt and are eligible for all other fundraising awards.

Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll be Freezin’ for a Reason!



Western Kentucky Plunge - Triple Crown Challenge

Triple Crown CHallenge CHampions completed the Polar 5k, jumped into the lake from the docks and ran into the lake from the shore for an invigorating day.


For more on how you can get involved in the Western Kentucky Polar Plunge or for sponsorship information, contact Laura Miller at 270-293-9054 or lmiller@soky.org.

2018 Western Kentucky Plunge Award Winners

Top Fundraiser — Chuck Williams, Murray/Calloway County Rockets; $5,295.00 raised
2nd Leading Fundraiser — Jeff Stewart, Murray/Calloway County Rockets; $1,650.00 raised
3rd Leading Fundraiser Jennifer Westbrook, Murray Independent Ice Breakers; $1,413.36 raised

Top Too Chicken Fundraiser Kathy Colvatt, Marshall County Schools; $1,126.21 raised
Top Fundraising Special Olympics Athlete Harli Hanisch, Marshall County Marshals; $2,155.00 raised

Top Fundraising Corporate/Civic Team — Murray/Calloway County Rockets; 20 members, $11,169.00 raised
Top Fundraising Law Enforcement Team — Kentucky State Penitentiary; 10 members, $1,558.00 raised
Top Fundraising School/University Team — Laker Express; 29 members, $4,962.36 raised

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