The Polar Plunge marks its seventh year in Western Kentucky on Saturday, February 20, when the Biggest Chill in Western Kentucky hits the water once again at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.
More than 800 are expected to return to the park and take a chilly dip in Kentucky Lake.
The Plunge works just like a walk-a-thon with Polar Bears raising a bear minimum of $75 ($50 for Junior Polar Bears) to earn the right to plunge. Every Polar Bear receives and official Polar Plunge T-shirt and Polar Bear Club Certificate, but participants who raise more money can earn even better rewards. The top three fundraisers will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 travel certificate from AAA Travel.
There will also be the annual costume contest, which is always one of the highlights of one of the craziest events of the winter.
Prior to the Plunge we’ll also have the third annual running of the Polar 5k with runners and walkers traveling one of the most beautiful race courses in Kentucky across the top of the dam and along the lakefront.