What is the Polar Plunge?

You've never jumped into frigid water in Michigan in the middle of winter? Well, we can help change that!

Each year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunge series challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Michigan. All funds raised go towards year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.

Think you have what it takes? The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $75 and take a dip at any one of the 25 Polar Plunge locations in Michigan. But the Plunges are so much more than that: They're the kind of fun and thrilling events that you really have to experience to understand. Grab some friends, get pumped and register today!

Plungers hit the icy water.

25 Polar Plunges in 2017!

25 Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunges will take place throughout Michigan in January, February and March 2017.

To get involved visit www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge and register for a Polar Plunge. A complete list of dates and locations, including links to online registration for each site, can be found at the bottom of this page.

At your FirstGiving site, you can set up an online pledge page and receive pledge donations for Special Olympics Michigan and keep track of money raised. Your FirstGiving online fundraising page will stay active for three months after the event. This is a great opportunity to change your photo to show your plunge and continue to raise funds!

2017 Polar Plunge Locations