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 winter waters. 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 Southern Illinois University Campus 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 Saturday, February 17 at the Southern Illinois University Campus located at the Boat Dock at Campus Lake. Donut Dash registration starts at 8:00 am and the dash starts at 9:30 am. Plunge registration starts at 10 am with the plunge taking place at noon.
The Pre-Registration will take place Friday, February 16 at the Alumni Lounge located at the SIU Rec Center, 300 East Grand Ave., Carbondale.
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.