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Polar Plunges

What is a Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a unique fundraising opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics NC by jumping or running into a cold body of water in the middle of winter.

What is a Parking Lot Polar Plunge?

A Parking Lot Polar Plunge is an event where participants jump into a portable swimming pool filled with cold water. This allows a community without a body of water to host a polar plunge event.

Special Olympics NC Polar Plunge Calendar

It’s time to take that wintry leap and warm your heart for Special Olympics! Put on those crazy costumes and go let’s go Freezin’ for a Reason. Below is a calendar of all the Polar Plunges that benefit SONC in 2017.   New events will be added as they are finalized, so keep checking back. Thanks to all the brave individuals who will take the plunge!

2017 Polar Plunges

January 14 – Special Olympics Onslow County Polar Plunge

January 21 – Special Olympics Craven County Polar Plunge

January 21 – Fayetteville Police Department “FayetteChill” Polar Plunge

January 21 – Special Olympics Lake Norman – Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville

January 28 – Special Olympics Gates County Polar Plunge –  Beaver Lake in Gates from 11 am – 1 pm

February 4 – Special Olympics Vance County Polar Plunge

February 4 – Special Olympics Transylvania County Polar Plunge

February 11 – Special Olympics New Hanover County Polar Plunge

February 11 – Special Olympics Surry County Polar Plunge

February 18 – Special Olympics Caldwell County Polar Plunge

February 18 – Special Olympics Lincoln County Polar Plunge

February 18 – NCSU Police Department Polar Plunge/5k

February 18 – Special Olympics Randolph County “Splash & Dash” – Randolph-Asheboro YMCA Splash Pad

February 25 – Special Olympics Gaston County Polar Plunge

February 25 – Special Olympics Iredell County Polar Plunge

February 25 – Special Olympics Madison County Polar Plunge

February 25 – Special Olympics Rowan County Polar Plunge

February 25 – Triad Chill Polar Plunge in Greensboro

March 4 – Special Olympics Wake County Polar Plunge

March 4 – Hickory Police Department Polar Plunge

March 18 – Special Olympics Chowan County Polar Plunge & 5K, Waterfront Park, Edenton

March 25 – Special Olympics Alleghany County Polar Plunge

March 25 – Apex Police Department Polar Plunge

 

Information & Resources

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Contact nctorchrun@sonc.net with any questions about Polar Plunges.

Tips to make your plunge more fun:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes that are easy to remove – your fingers will be probably be numb after you exit the water.
  • You will be exiting the water quickly, so do not wear anything that will be heavy when wet.
  • Bring a robe, blanket, towel or jacket to wear while you are waiting to plunge.
  • You must wear shoes – the ground will be freezing.
  • Bring extra towels to dry off.
  • Bring loose fitting clothes to change into after the plunge.
  • Plunge with friends – it is more fun, especially if you create a crazy costume.
  • Remember to smile – photographers will be taking your picture.
  • For safety reasons, never dive into the water.

Photos

View photos from NC State Polar Plunges