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Polar Plunge
for Special Olympics Michigan

2021 Polar Plunge season is going virtual!

Register now!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s beloved cold water challenge series is shifting to an all-virtual event for the 2021 season. But just because the format has changed, doesn’t mean the excitement, fun or importance of the event has to.

So, what exactly is a “virtual” Polar Plunge? Participants will still register online, raise money for Special Olympics Michigan’s life-changing programs, do a cold weather challenge and earn cool swag along the way. The main difference is that, instead of hitting the water at a traditional Plunge location, now the choice is up to you on where, when and how you want to get bold and cold for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan.

Do snow angels in your swimsuit. Lounge in a cold water-filled kiddie pool in your backyard. Have a water balloon or squirt gun fight while wearing Halloween costumes. Have a family member spray you with a water hose or splash you with a bucket of cold water. Get as creative as you want and have fun with it!

Participants can also sign up to be a part of the first-ever Frozen 5K. Sign up, choose your course and send us your times when you’re done. In return, we’ll send you your choice of a Sport-Tek or heather cotton long sleeve shirt.

What is the Polar Plunge?

Each year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunge series challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Michigan. All funds raised go towards year-round sports training and athletic competition for nearly 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan. In 2021, things are changing a bit with the entire season moving to a virtual setting.

Virtual Polar Plunge Partners

Buffalo Wild Wings

Biggby Coffee

Mid-Michigan Now

Virtual Polar Plunge Media Partner

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