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Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is a wild and crazy opportunity to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by fundraising and plunging into icy Oregon waters in the height of winter.  This is Special Olympics Oregon’s most unique and daring fundraising event and we invite you to create a team and join the tradition!

2017 Polar Plunge Dates and Locations

  • February 11, 2017               Bend
  • February 11, 2017               Eugene
  • February 18, 2017               Corvallis
  • February 18, 2017               Medford
  • February 25, 2017               Portland

New in Portland! 5K Fun Run/Walk

We want your school to take the R-Word Pledge, make the commitment to removing this word from their vocabulary and then take the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes!

PLEDGE and PLUNGE is an awareness campaign that educates students and staff about the derogatory use of the word “retard(ed)” and raises awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Polar Plunge.

“I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the R-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.”

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Check out all the great photos from last year’s Polar Plunge.


The Polar Plunge is a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser. Learn more now.


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