Boulder’s Polar Plunge Still on Tuesday Despite Frigid Temperatures

December 31, 2018
Participants in the Boulder Polar Plunge make their way out of the Boulder Reservoir during the benefit for the American Cancer Society on Monday.

The Polar Plunge is really going to live up to its name this year.

Despite the fact that temperatures are expected to drop below zero overnight, New Year’s Day revelers will be allowed to jump into Boulder Reservoir Tuesday as part of an annual tradition to raise money for charity, this year the American Cancer Society.

“I have just confirmed with the fire department and Boulder Reservoir staff that it is indeed OK to plunge,” said Marissa Jones, the community development manager with the American Cancer Society. “We are looking forward to a great event.”

The high on Tuesday in Boulder is expected to be near 20.

Registration for the event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the first plungers entering the water at noon.

People can also register online at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/CommunityFundraisingPages/CFPCY19NER?pg=entry&fr_id=93506

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329 , byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars .

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