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2023 LETR Polar Plunge - Crystal Lake B

Join us on March 5, 2023

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Be Cool. Take the Crystal Lake Plunge on Sunday, March 5th.

And you will be supporting Special Olympics Illinois athletes across the state, helping to provide them with life-changing programming. This includes year-round training and competition, as well as leadership, personal development, and health education opportunities.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is totally stoked to host this event in 2023. 

Plungers will have two options to participate: 

Join Special Olympics Illinois here at the Crystal Lake Plunge at Main Beach (300 Lakeshore Dr in Crystal Lake).

Or, take the Polar Plunge experience into your own hands and Create Your Own Plunge (safely, of course) by clicking here. 

Thanks for BEING SO COOL and supporting the more than 21,000 athletes in Illinois. 

And of course, no matter where you are taking the Polar Plunge, don’t forget to document it! We are asking all Plungers to share their experiences with us and the Special Olympics Illinois community. Post it on social with the hashtag #PlungeIllinois is and tag our social profiles

When coordinating your Create Your Own Plunge efforts, please be safe. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the Create Your Own Plunge. Participants should not do anything that could physically harm themselves or others. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Create Your Own Plunge event. 

Event Day Schedule

Polar Plunge registration opens up at 10am inside the banquet hall at Main Beach.  The plunge will begin at 12pm and we expect to be finished by 12:30pm (yes, it is FAST!).  Please make sure you are registered, changed and in the plunge line by 11:45pm so you don't miss any of the fun.

We thank you in advance for being on time.  We need to be considerate of the Crystal Lake Fire Department Dive Team that is in the water during the plunge, so once the last group of plungers plunge, the plunge site will be closed and we will not accommodate late arrivals. 

Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information

All traditional Polar Plungers who have reached their $100 fundraising minimum by midnight on February 7, 2023 to guarantee you 2023 Polar Plunge sweatshirt at the Crystal Lake Polar Plunge. Create Your Own Plunge participants will receive their sweatshirts via the mail in late April. 

All participants who reach the $100 fundraising threshold after that date but before the final fundraising date will receive their sweatshirt after the conclusion of the 2023 Polar Plunge season. Donations may be submitted online via your personalized fundraising page or mailed to Special Olympics Illinois. Click here for details on how to submit offline donations. 


Plungers and spectators should park in the lot across the street from the Main Beach banquet hall.

Plunger Incentives

All Polar Plunge participants are encouraged to fundraise beyond the $100 minimum for a chance to qualify for additional incentives. Incentive levels include $250, $500, and $1,000. An email with a redemption code will be sent to all qualifying plungers in early April. 

For additional information, visit our main plunge site at


Contact your Plunge Director, Jordan Feldman , at or call 847-209-1247.


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