Oregonians have a longstanding and beloved tradition of Plunging into frigid waters every February to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon. With safety of the athletes and Plunge participants as a priority, we won't be gathering to Plunge together in 2021, but there's the good news: Polar Plunge 2021 is going BRRR...tual (virtual)!
How it works
Choose Your Plunge
Polar 5K/10K Fun Run, Walk + Roll
Create or join a team
Customize fundraising center and tools
Reach $50 for 2021 Polar Plunge t-shirt
How to create your BRRR...tual (Virtual) Plunge
Option 1 - Hit the Great Outdoors:
✓ Plunge down the slopes (sled, ski, snowboard)
✓ Snowball fight/hug a snowman
✓ Snow angels in a swim suit
✓ Run, walk or roll in the Polar 5K/10K
Option 2 - Chill at Home:
✓ Bucket of cold water
✓ Garden hose/sprinkler
✓ Slip n’ Slide
✓ Water balloons/Super Soakers
✓ Cold shower, tub or kiddie pool
✓ Cold drink
BRRR...tual (Virtual) Polar Plunge
Follow these guidelines to safely #PlungeAtHome
Use your imagination and BE SAFE!
We are overwhelmed by your commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity in transforming the current circumstances into a super-supporter Virtual Plunge event.
An important caution: Cold/freezing/frozen water presents obvious and not-so-obvious dangers and is risky at any depth to people of any age, mobility, or health status. You must – MUST – exercise caution and personal responsibility in your Virtual Plunge activities! SOOR cannot identify or control the risks of every Virtual Plunge activity and has not endorsed or approved as safe any specific Virtual Plunge activity.
Be smart, be safe, and be careful – for you and all who join you in your Virtual Plunge activity. In whatever form your Virtual Plunge takes, follow all applicable water (and freezing water) safety and COVID-19 protocols. Have fun with it; but above all, BE SAFE.
The more you fundraise, the more you earn!
Fundraise $50 to earn the 2021 Polar Plunge t-shirt. Fundraise $500 to earn the ultra cozy 2021 Polar Plunge hoodie. The Top 50 fundraisers across all Oregon Plunges will earn a very special, soon to be announced, gift.