MARCH 5, 2022 – Lake Olathe Swim Beach

Kansas City

March 5th, 2022


Head out into the great outdoors this winter to plunge into the icy waters, run, or do both in support of Special Olympics Kansas athletes!

See all the details regarding this event below.

Location: Lake Olathe Swim Beach (445 S. Ward Cliff Dr. Olathe, KS 66061)

Tentative Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. – Polar Strut 5k
11:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
11:10 a.m. – Costume Contest
11:30 a.m. – Polar Plunge

Entre Fee:

Entry for the Polar Plunge is $75 and entry for the Polar Strut 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 4,500 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!

Polar Strut

Timing will be provided to all runners/walkers but only the Overall Male and Overall Female will be awarded prizes.
This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by running/walking/rolling into the frigid winter air.

For questions about this event, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org or 913-236-9290 x107

Interested in sponsoring the Plunge? Click here!  

Days until plunge!








Additional Event Features

Come early or stay late to take part in all of the  day’s festivities!

  • Food trucks
  • Special guests
  • Raffles
  • Contests
  • More!


Best Costume – individual and group
Top Fundraising – individual and group
Team with Most Participants