The Greenwood Police Department will host the 2014 Polar Plunge and 5K Polar Run/Walk, “Freezin’ for a Reason,” on Jan. 11 at the Square in downtown Greenwood.
Set to begin at 9 a.m., the run/walk will start and end at Memorial Park. Medals will be awarded for age divisions and overall champions the day of the race. An advance entry fee of $20 covers the walk; fee is $25 day of race. The first 75 entries will receive a commemorative shirt.
The Polar Plunge, set to begin at noon at the Greenwood Square, requires a $50 entry fee, with the plunger receiving a commemorative 2014 Polar Plunge shirt; other prizes may be awarded depending on pledges raised.
Prizes will be awarded for the Best Plunge Costume for group, pair or individual, and for Most Money Raised for group or individual.
Registration forms can be picked up at The Greenwood Athletic Center or the Greenwood Police Department during normal business hours. Door prizes will be awarded.
Proceeds from both events allow Greenwood’s Special Olympics athletes to train and compete in a variety of sporting events completely free of charge.
Refreshments will be available during both events.
For information, call Sgts. Eric Pippin or Brandon Davis at (479) 996-4119.