The Polar Plunge® is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics and offers a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by jumping into frigid waters. The more you raise, the more great Polar Plunge® gear you can earn!
Get Your Plunge On
Register to Take the Plunge!
Registration links are added as they become available.
2023 Polar Plunge® Locations
2024 Polar Plunge® Locations
- Warren County (Norwalk) – March 23
- Iowa City/Cedar Rapids – March 30 (Iowa Memorial Union – Hubbard Park)
- Iowa State University Greek Plunge (Ames) – April 12 (Scheman Courtyard)
- Cedar Falls/Waterloo – April 20 (George Wyth State Park)
- Spirit Lake Cool School – April 26
- Central DeWitt Cool School – May 1
- Council Bluffs – TBA
- Davenport – TBA
- Siouxland – TBA (O’Connor Heating and Cooling)
- Fort Dodge – November 3 (Kennedy Park)
- Dubuque – TBA
- West Des Moines – December 7 (Raccoon River Park Beach & Nature Lodge)
So, you’ve registered for the Plunge… Below are some tips and tools you can download and use to help you get ready for the big day!
- Polar Plunge 101
- Donation & Fundraising Questions
- Donation Impact
- Donor Receipts
- Donation Tracker
- How to raise $150 in 7 days
- Matching Gift
- Polar Plunge Icons
- Revenue Share
- Social Media Tool Kit