Western Kentucky Polar Plunge & 5K

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Western Kentucky Polar Plunge

2022 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge and Polar 5k 
March 4, 2023

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
113 Administration Dr.
Gilbertsville, KY

Raise at least $75 to Plunge, $50 for Junior Plungers.

Sign Up Online Now!

For information about the 2021 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge,
contact Laura Miller at 270-293-9054 or lmiller@soky.org.

Man high above the water as he jumps at the 2022 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge______________________________

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 traditional 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 for the Personal Plunge. You get a Plunge T-shirt and are eligible for all other fundraising awards.

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


Crowd of people take off at the start of the Polar 5k at the 2022 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge

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.

2022 Western Kentucky Polar Plunge Awards

Top Fundraiser — Virginia Hawthorne, Progress Rail; $1,735 raised
Top Personal Plunger Fundraiser — Chuck Williams, Murray Rockets; $12,894 raised
Top Special Olympics Athlete Fundraiser — Kaylee Jackson, Murray Rockets; $1,440 raised

Top Fundraising Community Team — Murray Rockets; $21,412 raised
Top Fundraising School Team — Murray Independent; $4,554 raised

Best Team Costume — Murray Rockets
Best Individual Costume  — Julius Caesar

Men’s 5k Winner  — Daniel Puckett; 19:32
Women’s 5k Winner — Aislynn Sullivan; 25:05

Event Sponsors

Host Sponsors

Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Kentucky State Parks

Gold Sponsors

The Garage Murray Electric Subway

Media Partners


5k Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Growing Wild McDonald's
Murray/Calloway Transit Progress Rail Regions Bank Tanager Productions

Bronze Sponsors

Dixon Farm Equipment Edward Jones FNB
Hutson Ag Imes Funeral Home Murray Bank Saputo
Signet Federal Credit Union