What is the Polar Plunge
The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into Illinois’ frigid winter waters.
In 2017, Special Olympics Illinois will host Polar Plunges at 22 locations across the state! This event is a great way for everyone – individuals, organizations and businesses – to support the athletes of Special Olympics IL!
How does it work?
The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $100 in donations in exchange for jumping into Illinois’ icy winter waters! Besides bragging rights, all plungers will receive an official Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge party. Additional incentive prizes are provided to those who raise $250, $500, or $1000+ for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
Who can participate?
Anyone can plunge – young and old, but only registered plungers will be allowed in the water. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form. No one of any age is allowed to be carried into the water.
How to Register
Click here to download step-by-step registration instructions. To register, select the Plunge location of your choice below.
- 2017 Polar Plunge Fact Sheet
- 2017 Polar Plunge History Flyer
- 2017 Polar Plunge Location Map
- Online Registration Instructions Plunge 2017