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$48,857.39 Raised
363 Participants

2020 Carlyle Polar Plunge & Donut Dash - J

Join us on February 29, 2020

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Event Details
Where Carlyle Lake
Carlyle, IL
Starts 02/29/2020 @ 9:30 AM
Ends 03/21/2020 @ 2:00 PM
Check-in Time 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Registration Cutoff 02/28/2020 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 04/30/2020 @ 11:45 PM
Contact Katy Gruen
Phone 618-654-6680
Email Address [email protected]

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 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 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 02/29/2020 at Carlyle Lake located at 801 Lake Road in Carlyle. Donut Dash registration starts at 8:00 am and the dash takes off at 9:30 am. Plunge registration starts at 10 a.m.  with the plunge taking place at noon.


Information coming soon!

Plunger Waivers

All Plungers are required to sign this waiver prior to participating. Plungers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. 

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.

Pre-registered Dashers will receive an exclusive Polar Donut Dash shirt during registration. Day of registration will receive their shirt on a first come, first serve basis. 

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