This family friendly walk/run is a great way to embrace the chilly weather and boost your energy level, especially if you are more of a runner than a plunger.
Runners will begin the 5K course at 9:00 AM, February 8 in Portland along the Columbia River and will end at the Polar Plunge site. Runners must raise a minimum of $25 to benefit the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Oregon. The first 250 runners registered will receive a pair of Nike running socks! If you sign up for the plunge too, you'll get to plunge straight into the water at the end of your run!
Did you know that Polar Plunge is an event of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Oregon?!
LETR is a year-round fundraising and awareness building campaign that involves THOUSANDS of law enforcement volunteers who donate their time and money to support the athletes of Special Olympics Oregon through grass-roots events like Tip-A-Cops, a Harley-Davidson Raffle, an annual Torch Run and of course, POLAR PLUNGE. In addition to year-round fundraising, Law Enforcement volunteers cheer on Special Olympics Oregon athletes as they compete year-round.
Even though the 2014 Polar Plunge is 8 months away we're already gearing up for it. Registration is OPEN and we have some exciting new details coming soon so stay tuned!
Thank you to all who donated, plunged, volunteered, and made this years plunge a BLAST! Plunges were held in Portland, Eugene, Medford, Bend and Corvallis and had nearly 3,500 people jumping into the icy cold waters! This included over 300 cops and 21 local programs made up of Special Olympics athletes.
Without plungers and donors, this event wouldn't be possible. If you were one of the plungers, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for fundraising and braving the cold water! If you were a donor, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for supporting your friends, family, co-workers and Special Olympics Oregon!
Even though the plunge is over, we are still accepting donations for this year's plunge so please click the link below to help Special Olympics Oregon!
It's what happens when thousands of people around Oregon run into icy cold water to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon. As a "plunger" you register to participate in one of the five plunges around the state. Maybe you join a team. Maybe not. Then you raise a minimum of $50 in pledges from friends and family (but the more you raise, the bigger your incentive prizes). Then on plunge day you run or jump into the water and get out as fast as you can. You decide how far you want to go in. It's all done for fun and to raise money for a great cause.
Every three plungers allows one athlete to compete in Special Olympics Oregon's for an ENTIRE season. 10 seconds of being uncomfortable in the frigid waters of Oregon to provide months of training to the largest disability population in the state! The water is cold enough. Are you bold enough?
February 1, 2013 Medford
February 2, 2013 Eugene
February 9, 2013 Portland & Corvallis
February 16, 2013 Bend
Click the link to supoort a plunger or become one!
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