kansas city Polar Plunge

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Shawnee Mission Park Lake
Theater in the Park Entrance

Event Schedule
 9 a.m. – Registration & Olympic Village Open
10 a.m. – Polar Strut Starts
11 a.m. – Polar Strut Awards
11:45 a.m.  – Opening Ceremony & Costume Contest
Noon – Plunge!

Best Costume – individual and group – All Characters Welcome!
Top Fundraising – individual and group
Team with Most Participants

Don’t forget – all plungers must wear swimsuits under costumes!

Event Details
Entry for the Polar Plunge is $75 and entry for the Polar Strut 5K is $30.

Participants can pay the entry fees or fundraise to cover the amounts. Of course we would love for you to raise as much money as possible for Special Olympics Kansas athletes! Every dollar you earn helps to keep more than 4,000 Kansas athletes with intellectual disabilities on the playing field throughout the year! When you register for the Plunge or Strut online you can create your own fundraising webpage to share with friends and family through email and on social media!

Join us for the 3nd annual Mascot Race on the beach before the Plunge. Want to get your organization’s mascot involved? Contact event organizer Cougar Gray – grayc@ksso.org. 

Polar Strut 5K Information
Participants in the 5K will compete for top overall male and female awards, together with top three male and top three female awards in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.


time until plunge








2021 Fundraising Goal


For questions, reach out to Cougar Gray – grayc@ksso.org