Quick Stats

$95,584.64 Raised
856 Participants

2017 Polar Plunge - Bloomington

Join us on February 25, 2017

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Event Details
Where Miller Park Lake
Bloomington, IL
Starts 02/25/2017 @ 10:30 AM
Ends 3:00 PM
Check-in Time 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Registration Cutoff 02/24/2017 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 04/28/2017 @ 11:00 PM
Contact Jim Fitzpatrick
Phone 309-888-2010
Email Address jfitzpatrick@soill.org

Take the Plunge

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 Miller Park Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters. 

Plunge Time Information

The plunge will take place Saturday, February 25 at Miller Park Lake located at 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington, IL . There will be two shifts of plungers, the first registrion takes place at 9:00am with the plunge at 10:30am and registration for the second plunge begins at 10:30 with the plunge at 12pm. All plungers will be assigned a plunge time and will be informed when they will be plunging. Download your plunge waiver here and download the plunge order here.


Save time and bypass registration on the day of the Plunge by pre-registering. We will have two pre-registration parties with an opportunity to Give Back to Special Olympics Illinois! The first pre-registration event will be held Monday Feb. 20, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3220 E. Empire St., Bloomington, from 6-9pm. You will have a second chance to pre-register on Wednesday Feb. 22 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 603 S. Main St., Normal, from 6-9pm. If you decide, you would like to grab some wings or dinner on either of these nights, print out and present these flyers to your server and 15% of your bill will go back to Special Olympics Illinois!

Print this flyer for the Bloomington Buffalo Wild Wings pre-registration event
Print this flyer for the Normal Buffalo Wild Wings pre-registration event

Registration is simple; drop off your donation money, sign your waiver and pick up your wristband. Attending pre-registration also means you will be able to pick up your 2017 Polar Plunge sweatshirt early. Sweatshirts will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis so do not wait too long!

REMEMBER if you are under the age of 18 a parent or guardian must sign your waiver in order for you to plunge. 

Download a copy of the waiver here.

Parking and Shuttle Buses

Park at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 801 S. Madison St. in Bloomington

Plunger 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.

For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com.


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