2018 Special Events

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February Freezer 5k & Polar Plunge

February 24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February Freezer 5k

The February Freezer 5k race will follow the summer Dunk N' Dash course around Avon, ending at Nottingham Lake. Wear your best costume for a chance of winning a $100 cash prize in the costume contest! All participants will receive a beanie and a one-day pass to the Avon Recreation Center. Click to see the 5k course.

Enter the 5k by calling the Avon Recreation Center at (970) 748-4060 or online. Click to register online.  

Cost: $35 until February 23; $40 day-of event

Time: Registration @ 10:00 a.m.

          Race Starts @ 11:00 a.m.

          Costume Contest @ 12:45 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Colorado. 

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event benefiting the Special Olympics. Participants create teams via the Special Olympic website; teams that raise enough money can take the plunge into Nottingham Lake. All participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a one-day pass to the Avon Recreation Center. 

There is a $75 fee to take the plunge, and teams are also able to raise funds, opt out of taking the plunge, and cheer on other plungers. Click here to register!  

Cost: $75

Date & Time:  February 24 |1:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday, Avon!

Join us for a 40th Birthday celebration at 2:00 p.m., with a toast by Mayor Jennie Fancher! Free cake will be served!