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$120,377.31 Raised
566 Participants

2019 Plunge and Donut Dash - Joliet

Join us on March 9, 2019

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Event Details
Where Leisure Lake
Joliet, IL
Starts 03/09/2019 @ 9:00 AM
Ends 4:00 PM
Check-in Time 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Registration Cutoff 03/08/2019 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 04/30/2019 @ 11:00 PM
Contact Patty Welsh
Phone 708-929-2113
Email Address pwelsh@soill.org

Take the Plunge or Dash for Donuts

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 Leisure 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 Polar Plunge. 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. Registration is $30 online or $35 the day of the event.  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 03/09/2019 at Leisure Lake located at 21900 SW Frontage Road in Joliet. Donut Dash registration starts at 8:00 am and the dash starts at 9:00 am. Plunge registration starts at 10:00 a.m.  with the plunge taking place at noon.


Avoid the lines the morning of the Plunge by joining us at our Joliet Polar Plunge and Donut Dash Pre-Registration event taking place on Friday, March 8 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  at Leisure Lake located at 21900 SW Frontage Rd in Joliet.  

Participants will have the opportunity to turn in offline donations and sign their participation waiver. Those who raise $100 or more will receive their Day of Plunge wristband and their 2019 exclusive Polar Plunge sweatshirt.  Donut Dashers can also pick up their race packet at this time. 

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. 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 and will be mailed to participants in April.

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


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