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Polar Bear Plunge & 5K

Start your year off right with family and friends!

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Join us in this thrilling marathon and plunge in Wimberley!

Celebrate the New Year on January 1st with Blue Hole Regional Park’s annual Polar Bear Plunge & 5K! This event brings people together to start the new year off with a splash! The 5K route begins in Blue Hole, winds through downtown Wimberley, and ends with a plunge into the ice-cold waters of Cypress Creek! There is live music, food and drink vendors, games and prizes, a fire at the fire pit, and more!


  • 9:00am : Event Check-In
  • 9:30am: Stretching/Warmup
  • 10:00am: 5K Begins
  • 11:30am: 5K Ends
  • 11:30am: Awards Ceremony
  • 1:00pm: Polar Bear Plunge Ends


  • Included in registration is admission to participate in the 5K, a special event t-shirt, drink tickets, and a swag bag.
  • If you are just plunging, you do not need a ticket.
  • Make sure to bring a change of clothes!