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Polar Plunges

What is a Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support local Special Olympics NC athletes 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 2016.   New events will be added as they are finalized, so keep checking back. Thanks to all the brave individuals who will take the plunge!

2016 Polar Plunges

February 6 – Winston Salem Police Department Polar Plunge

February 6 – Special Olympics Transylvania County Polar Plunge

February 6 – Special Olympics Lake Norman Polar Plunge

February 13 – High Point Police Department Polar Plunge

February 13 – NCSU Police Department Polar Plunge

February 13 – Special Olympics New Hanover County Polar Plunge

February 13 – Pinehurst Police Department Polar Plunge

February 20 – Special Olympics Iredell County Polar Plunge

February 20 – Special Olympics Caldwell County Polar Plunge

February 20 – Special Olympics Lincoln County Polar Plunge

February 27 – Special Olympics Madison County Polar Plunge

February 27 – Hickory Police Department Polar Plunge

February 27 – Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Polar Plunge

February 27 – Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Polar Plunge

February 27 – Special Olympics Rowan County Polar Plunge

February 27 – Stallings Police Department Polar Plunge

March 3 – Clayton Zaxby’s Polar Plunge

March 5 – Special Olympics Wake County Polar Plunge

March 5 – Special Olympics Graham County Polar Plunge

March 12 – Special Olympics Alleghany County Polar Plunge

March 12 – Special Olympics Gaston County Polar Plunge

March 12 – Graham Police Department Polar Plunge

March 19 – Anson County Sheriff’s Office Polar Plunge

March 19 – Spring Lake Police Department Polar Plunge

March 26 – State Highway Patrol Polar Plunge

 

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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.

Photos

View photos from NC State Polar Plunges