Take the Plunge on February 26, 2022
The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Carlyle Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters. Anyone can plunge — young & old. All plungers must sign a waiver and plungers under the age of 18 MUST have a parent/guardian sign the waiver form. Attire: Anything but a wet suit; shoes are required; costumes encouraged.
Dash for Donuts
The Polar Donut Dash 5K will be held in conjunction with the Carlyle Polar Plunge. This is the only 5K around that not only tests your speed but your ability to eat donuts! Participants will be treated to multiple donut stops along the route and will receive a minute deduction from their overall time for each donut they consume along the course. Registration is $30 online or $35 the day of the event. Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age category.
Plunger & Dasher Incentive Prizes
Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you’ll receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt the day of the event will have one mailed to them in April. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels and will be mailed to participants in April.
Pre-registered Dashers will receive an exclusive Polar Donut Dash shirt during registration. Day of registration will receive their shirt on a first come, first serve basis.
Plunge & Dash Time Information
The dash and plunge will take place Saturday, February 26 at Carlyle Lake’s Main Beach located at 801 Lake Rd., Carlyle, IL. Donut Dash registration starts at 8:30 am and the dash starts at 10 am. Plunge registration starts at 10 am with the plunge taking place at noon.