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2018 0122 polar plunge

This Saturday will be your chance to join dozens of others dying to freeze while running into and out of the water, if you dare.

This weekend's Dash and Splash is a combination of a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a Polar Plunge. Participants can choose to select their event: the 5K Fun Run/Walk (Dash), the Polar Plunge (Splash), or both the Polar Plunge and 5K (Dash and Splash). Participants can register online.

Last year’s plunge raised over $6,000! 80% of the money raised will come back to support our local Skagit County Special Olympics Athletes.

The Anacortes event will be held January 27 at Seafarers Park. Registration/check-in will began at 9:00am. The 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 11:00am.

An awards ceremony, raffle drawing and costume contest will begin at 12:15, followed by the group plunge. Participants can join as part of a team, as an individual plunger or stay in the chicken coop (raise money, get the t-shirt, stay out of the water).

Please contact Janet Wilson with any questions. 360-293-4684 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times