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Polar Plunge 2017

It’s that time once again, time for the 2017 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics!

It’s a great time for us to come together and support a really wonderful organization. All funds raised go to the Special Olympic athletes.
SOCO currently serves more than 20,000 people across Colorado, however there are more than 150,000 people with intellectual disabilities living in Colorado that would benefit from their amazing programs. That’s why your support is more important now than ever.

SOCO never charges their athletes and for many the experience can be life changing! Several of them plunge with us every year and it’s a lot of fun hearing their stories and experiences first hand.

When: February 25, 2017
Registration Open 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
5K at Denver’s City Park 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Polar Plunge at Denver Zoo 11:00 am – 1:45 pm

Where: 5K is at Denver City Park, Polar Plunge is at the Denver Zoo in the first Pavillion

There are plenty of ways you can get involved:


A big part of the Polar Plunge is raising funds for Special Olympics Colorado. Donate to an individual or our team. Whether $5 or $50, Every little bit helps!
You can sponsor the team or individuals. Every individual must raise at least $75 to plunge.
Sponsor Us Here


Raise at least $75 and you can participate in the Polar Plunge. As mentioned above, you will be jumping into a 4′ pool of water. There are heated changing rooms nearby.


Not into jumping into cold water? No problem. Sign up to run the 5K. There is a $35 fee for the run but you can also raise funds to support Special Olympics.

Splash and Dash

Just like it sounds. Run the 5K, then take a jump into the pool with your team.

Chicken Coop

Not into running or jumping into cold water but still want to be involved? Sign up for the Chicken Coop and you can raise funds for Special Olympics and be eligible for incentives and participate in the event without getting cold…. from the water.

Sign up here

The Denver Zoo

February 25 is International Polar Bear Day! Discounted tickets to the zoo will be $9 if you want to come cheer us on as we plunge into the freezing cold pool set up near the Polar Bears exhibit and then enjoy the rest of the Denver Zoo afterwards.

Last Year

We raised over $1,200 last year and had five of us plunge! This year we’re looking to have an even bigger team and would love your support.