Polar Plunge Virginia Beach

Feb 1 - 2
8:30am - 3:00pm

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Remember it's $100 to take the Plunge ‒ and it’s all for a great cause! Looking for great fundraising tools to help you reach your goal?

Take the plunge for The Special Olympics!

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IT ENDED ON February 2, 2019 3:00 pm
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Are you ready to take an ice-cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean with several thousand of the coolest Special Olympics supporters in Virginia?! We’re serving up live music to get you moving, frosty craft brews, two beachfront races for all you runners, a costume contest and parade, a photo booth, VIP party, great food and all the hot chocolate and coffee you could want!

Join us for a post-Plunge party with music, food and drink specials to celebrate being an all-star fundraiser for Special Olympics Virginia! It’s an all-day party ‒ and it’s all for a great cause!

It’s $100 to Plunge, but the top 5 teams that raise the most money by midnight before the Plunge are entered into a drawing for a chance to win 4 free airline vouchers to anywhere in the United States. So, if you like to travel, start raising for a chance to win! Transportation provided by United Airlines; restrictions apply.

The VA Beach Polar Plunge Festival kicks off with the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge (our annual 4 Mile & 1 Mile runs), a costume contest and parade down the boardwalk, the Plunge Marketplace featuring local artisans, frosty beverages, live music, free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee, and an icy dip into the frigid Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends.


  • 8:30 am — Dash & Splash registration/check-in
  • 9:30 am — 4 Miler official start time
  • 10 am — Plunge registration/check-in
  • 11 am — 1 Miler official start time
  • 11 am ‒ 12 pm — Costume contest judging (please come in costume to be judged!)
  • 2 pm — Official plunge start time




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Tuesday July 16th, 2019

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It's time to end discrimination for people with intellectual disabilities.

In honor of the Global Week of Inclusion, add your name and join our athletes as they create an inclusive world ➡️ JoinTheRevolution.org/pledge. #InclusionRevolution
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Yes I PLUNGE every year with Team Barnhill, first week-end in February in Virginia Beach, Virginia.. Thanks again for everyone SUPPORT.

Monday June 10th, 2019

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Wednesday February 27th, 2019

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Great shots!

Great picture s would like to share them on the Tims site

Friday February 22nd, 2019

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Who's excited to plunge in NOVA tomorrow? Special Olympics Virginia wouldn't have the COOLEST event in NOVA for the past 17 years if it wasn't for the support of the Prince William County Police Department deciding to take a SPLASH! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Team Riverwatch is ready! youtu.be/aG6Wt9py71g

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Tuesday February 19th, 2019

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Hey there, NOVA plungers! Did you know that this weekend's event is in the middle of an amazing, growing, development Potomac Shores? They have been a supporter of the event since the broke ground and we have been growing together ever since. THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

Monday February 18th, 2019

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Happy Plunge week to all those plunging at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crab House! We wouldn't be planning such a COOL day without the help of our event sponsors. Today we would like to give a huge shout out to our annual hosts, Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crab House! Not only will get get to take a fun dip for a good cause but you will have the best lunch too! Thank you for the hospitality! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good luck everyone.....have a GREAT PLUNGE!!!!!

Thursday February 14th, 2019

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Looks like our friends from Booz Allen Hamilton had fun at this year's Plunge. We can't wait to see you back on the beach in 2020! Thank you for your continued support. 🐧 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great video. Thanks for sharing.

Nice video

Wednesday February 13th, 2019

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Thank you Mikki Lyons and One of a Kind Photography for helping to capture the 2019 Polar Plunge Festival! 👏

Check out the photos below and be sure to tag your friends.Last Saturday's #PolarPlunge was a huge success and plungers raised the most money than ever before!!! Congrats guys!!!

Feel free to share and tag yourselves, or people you know!! The 1st set of plunge photos are the "Double Dip Plunge", and then the actual "Polar Plunge" follows.

A huge thanks to everyone involved!

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Thank you Mikki Lyons and One of a Kind Photography for helping to capture the 2019 Polar Plunge Festival! 👏  Check out the photos below and be sure to tag your friends.

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Alice Twin Arney

Great pictures!!

Thanks for having me!!

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