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Plunge 5K

All Minneapolis Plunge activities raised a total of $1,302,379 with over 5,000 participants on one of our coldest Plunges yet! Thank you for your amazing support of Special Olympics Minnesota!

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Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014

5K begins at 9 am

Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Thomas Ave S and West Calhoun Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Looking for a "cool" way to beat the winter blues? Switch off your treadmill and head outside for the fourth annual Plunge 5K! This family-friendly walk/run is a great way to embrace the chilly weather, boost your energy level, and warm your heart by supporting the more than 7,100 athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota. Plus, you'll receive a rad shirt for your efforts! USATF - Certified Course #MN11024RR

Early bird registration (until Jan. 1, 2014): $25
Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2014: $30
Walk-up registration (Mar. 1, 2014): $35

If you prefer to mail in your registration, you can download a registration form (PDF).

Packet Pick-Up Options

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

4-6:30 p.m.
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Thomas Ave. S and West Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Saturday, March 1
7-8:30 a.m.
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun (in the big tent)
Thomas Ave. S and West Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Day Of Parking and Shuttle

A free shuttle will be provided to all Plungers and spectators starting at 7:30 a.m on Saturday from:

Lake Calhoun Executive Center
3033 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Dash and Splash

If you're looking for a more "extreme" form of exhilaration, consider adding a little "splash" to your "dash!" This means you will walk/run the 5K and then Plunge into Lake Calhoun. Participants plunging into the frigid waters must raise a minimum of $75. This is completely separate from the 5K fee.

Remember, if you want to dash and splash, you must register for the Plunge 5K and the Minneapolis Plunge, which are two separate events and registrations.

Plunging for 5K participants will take place 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Don't miss pre- and post-race entertainment from rock band Rebel Alley! They'll be performing from 8-10 a.m. in the Minneapolis Plunge main tent.


Alyssa Siech
800-783-7732, ext. 255


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