The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Carlyle Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.
The Polar Donut Dash 5K will be held in conjunction with the Carlyle Polar Plunge held. This is the only 5K around that not only tests your speed but your ability to eat donuts! Participants will be treated to multiple donut stops along the route and will receive a minute deduction from their overall time for each donut they consume along the course. Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age category.
Plunge and Dash Time Information
The dash and plunge will take place Saturday, February 25 at Carlyle Lake located at 801 Lake Rd., Carlyle, IL. Donut Dash registration starts at 8:30 am and the dash starts at 9:30 am. Plunge registration starts at 10 am with the plunge taking place at noon. Download your plunge waiver here.
Beat the crowd and pre-register on February 21 at Scott Credit Union, 1067 S. State Rte. 157, Edwardsville, from 4:30-6pm, on February 22 at Scott Credit Union, 712 W. U.S. 50, O'Fallon, from 4:30-6pm or on February 23 at SOILL Office, 1318 Mercantile Dr., Highland, from 9am-5pm. Pick up your sweatshirt and wristband and save time in the morning.
Plunger and Dasher Incentive Prizes
Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you’ll receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt and admission to the post-plunge party. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt the day of the event will have one mailed to them in April. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels.
Dashers who register online by February 10, 2017 will receive a commemorative Polar Donut Dash t-shirt.