▶️ Bend Polar Plunge and 5K for Special Olympics Saturday


Take a dive into the Deschutes River Saturday for a good cause.

The Central Oregon Polar Plunge will be taking place at Riverbend Park in Bend. The event raises money for the Special Olympics of Central Oregon. Some local law enforcement will be getting in on the cause.

But before the big plunge, you can catch the 5-K and costume contest.

There’s also going to be a puppy plunge where your dog can either plunge in the river or a kiddie pool. All participating dogs will receive a plunge bandanna.  There will be free snacks for you and your pup as well.

Here is the schedule of events

  • 9:00 am: Registration opens for the 5k
  • 9:30 am: Registration opens for the Plunge and Vendor Booths Open
  • 10:00 am: Polar 5K Fun Run Starts
  • 10:45 am: Costume Contest and Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:00 am: Plunge Starts

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