New River Event Information

Here is everything you need to know about your icy dip at New River


After careful assessment of recent weather conditions, we have made the decision to move this Saturday’s New River Polar Plunge® Festival from Bisset Park to the field adjacent to the Radford City Office at 20 Robertson St. At this location, plungers will have the opportunity to plunge into an icy above ground pool and enjoy the full New River Polar Plunge Festival!

The new location will protect all plungers, volunteers and spectators from the flooding
and hazardous conditions at the New River while also enjoying an awesome Polar
Plunge experience.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at 20
Robertson St. on February 26 for the New River Polar Plunge Festival. If you have any
additional questions please contact Special Olympics Virginia offices at 804-346-5544.

February 26, 2022

Field Adjacent to the Radford City Offices
20 Robertson Street
Radford, VA 24141

Grab your closest friends and family and come on out for the New River Polar Plunge® Festival! We have prizes for the best costumes and top fundraisers, heated changing tents to take the chill off, and ‒ of course ‒ an icy dip into the New River with hundreds of your closest friends!

Remember it's $100 to take the Plunge ‒ and it’s all for a great cause! Register a team, pool your resources and have twice the fun.


  • 10 am - Registration Opens
  • 12:30 pm - Plunge Festivities Begin
    • Opening Ceremonies, Top Team + Individual Announcements
    • Costume Contest
    • Safety Briefing
  • 1pm - Registration Closes


  • Event Map/Parking:Please use the parking lots adjacent to the field. Do not park in any grassy areas.
  • Changing Tents & Restrooms: Changing tents and restrooms will be available for use throughout the event. Please note that masks will be required in these spaces.
  • Warm Up with Sheetz: Sheetz will be on-site distributing hot chocolate and coffee to keep plungers & spectators warm.
  • Music: There will be music and entertainment throughout the event.
  • Safety: Please note that diving and flipping is strictly prohibited.
  • This is an alcohol free event.


Katelynn Sundheim
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Aliza Tekavec
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