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VA Beach Plunge February 2-3, 2018

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 by Party of Four to get you moving, frosty craft brews, two beachfront races for all you runners, a costume contest and parade, VIP party, great food and all the hot chocolate and coffee you could want!

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February 2-3, 2018

Hilton Oceanfront Hotel
3001 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA

The VA Beach Polar Plunge® Festival kicks off Saturday with the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge (our annual 4 Miler & 1 Miler runs), a costume contest and parade down the boardwalk, the new Plunge Marketplace featuring local Virginia artisans, frosty beverages from Big Ugly Brewing, live music by Party of Four, free sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A, free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee, and an icy dip into the frosty Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends!

Join us for a post-Plunge party at the Hyatt’s Ocean 27 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! 

For the full schedule, click here.
For a map of the event, 
click here. 

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.

Bringing the kids? Don’t forget about the Cool School Challenge, which kicks off Friday morning!


  • 8:30 am — SunTrust Dash & Splash registration/check-in
  • 9:30 am — 4 Miler official start time
  • 10 am — Plunge registration/check-in
  • 10 am — Plunge Marketplace opens - join us under the tent for live music by Party of Four, frosty beverages from Big Ugly Brewing & a unique shopping experience with your favorite Virginia artisans! 
  • 11 am — 1 Miler official start time
  • 11 am ‒ 12 pm — Costume contest judging (please come in costume to be judged!)
  • 12:30 pm — TJ Maxx Boogie Down the Boardwalk costume parade
  • 2 pm — Official plunge start time
  • 3 pm — Plunge Marketplace closes

For the full schedule, click hereFor a map of the event, click here.

Looking for great fundraising tools, like email templates, donor receipts and more? Take a look at all the great tools we have for plungers on the home page!

Contact Info

Meg Massie
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Phone: 757.962.1575


Official Partner Hotels

We’ve partnered with seven great hotels, and the Hilton Oceanfront is our main event hotel. Come down Friday night and be here in time for the party on Saturday morning!

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3001 Atlantic Ave.

Best Western Plus Virginia Beach

2809 Atlantic Ave. Use group code H85LF3S1 when registering.

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3315 Atlantic Ave

Hyatt House Virginia Beach Oceanfront *new*

2705 Atlantic Ave

Oceanaire Resort Hotel Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3421 Atlantic Ave

Ocean Beach Club Resort Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3401 Atlantic Ave

Oceanfront Inn *new*

2901 Atlantic Ave

The VA Beach Plunge is possible thanks to these amazing sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring the coolest event in 2018?  Click here to learn how!