Freezin’ February

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)!

Livestream Kickoff Celebration

February 1 @ 10:00am

Superhero Dance Party

February 4 @ 6:00pm

Polar Scavenger Hunt

February 7 - February 13

Trivia Night Pt. 1

February 9 @ 5:30pm

Trivia Night Pt. 2

February 23 @ 5:30pm

Livestream Finale Celebration

February 27 @ 12:00 pm 

How it works


Choose Your Plunge 

Polar Plunge

Polar 5K/10K Fun Run, Walk + Roll

Super Plunge


Sign up

Create or join a team

Start fundraising

Customize fundraising center and tools

Reach $50 for 2021 Polar Plunge t-shirt


Go Social

Post your photos/videos to social media

Tag @plungeoregon on Instagram and Facebook

Use #PlungeOregon #PlungeAtHome to be shared or featured across SOOR social media!

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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

Join a Virtual Polar Plunge, Super Plunge, or Polar 5K/10K in your area!

BRRR...tual (Virtual) Polar Plunge


Follow these guidelines to safely #PlungeAtHome

Virtual Plunge Britt and bear
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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.

2021 Polar Plunge Safety and Distancing Guidelines


Fundraising Incentive Suite

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.

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Contact us to learn more about partnership opportunities and sponsorship levels for Polar Plunge.