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$17,035.61 Raised
205 Participants

2019 Plunge and Donut Dash - SIU

Join us on February 23, 2019

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Event Details
Where SIU Campus Lake
Carbondale, IL
Starts 02/23/2019 @ 12:00 PM
Ends 4:00 PM
Check-in Time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Registration Cutoff 02/22/2019 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 04/30/2019 @ 11:00 PM
Contact Kim Talley
Phone 618-457-2969
Email Address ktalley@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 SIU Campus 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 02/23/2019 at SIU Campus Lake located at 1492 Douglas Drive in Carbondale. Donut Dash registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the dash starts at 10 a.m.. Plunge registration starts at 10:00 a.m.  with the plunge taking place at noon. Costume judging will begin at 11:45 am, please line up by the beach.

Donut Dash Registration Deadline

The deadline for registering for the Donut Dash is Thursday February 14th. To be guaranteed an event t-shirt, you must be registered by this date. T-shirts for registrants past this date will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last. 


The pre-registration event at Primo's Pizza from 5-8 pm on Friday Feb. 22. Primo's is located at 604 E. Park St. Carbondale, IL. 62901 

Post-Plunge Party

Mardi Gras Polar Plunge style at the Murphysboro Moose Lodge after the Dash and Plunge.

Plunge participants wearing their wristband eat for free and all other fans and friends of the Polar Plunge and Donut Dash can buy a lunch ticket for $5 kids 3 and under free.  Hot dogs, chili or chili dogs available with drinks and a dessert.

Murphysboro Moose Lodge
9663 Old Hwy 13, Murphysboro, IL 62966
From 1pm to 4pm

Awards will be announced at the Post Plunge Party and online through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicsregionK/

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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