Team Up and Plunge at Tim’s Rivershore

Polar Plunge® Festival benefiting Special Olympics Virginia set for this Saturday, Feb. 23, in Dumfries

Grab whatever costume floats your boat and join us for the coolest event of 2019, the Polar Plunge® Festival, Feb. 23 at Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse in Dumfries! We’ll be partying with hundreds of frozen friends, all to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia.

As of today, we’re still shy of our $100,000 goal, so we need your help. Plungers can register right up until start time on event day. For more details and a schedule of events, check out our event website, Please note all event times are subject to change based on weather and water conditions.

It's $100 to Plunge, but the more you raise, the cooler the prizes – like a fuzzy towel to warm up with post-plunge or your name on a boardwalk star (if you/your team raise more than $5000).

Plungers will take to the icy Potomac for the main event at 2:30 pm to cap off the day-long celebration, which is open to all and includes some COOL activities:

  • Live music by Van Galen to get you moving 
  • A costume contest and parade
  • Great food and drinks available all day at Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse

The 2019 NOVA Polar Plunge® Festival is presented by the Prince William County Police Department, Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia.

This event is one of five Polar Plunge® Festivals in Virginia. In addition to the Tim’s Rivershore event, a plunge also will take place Feb. 23 in the New River Valley, and the Solar Plunge is set for June 8 in Richmond during our largest annual competition, Summer Games. Plungers kicked things off Jan. 19 in Fairfax at a brand new location (the Mosaic District); this plunge raised $34,000. Our biggest event in VA Beach took place Feb. 1-2 and raised $1.23 million for Special Olympics Virginia. For more details on any of the events, visit

For more information and to register online (remember, you can register in person up until 2 pm on event day), visit or call 703.359.4301. For media questions, contact Holly Claytor at 804-726-3025/[email protected]