• Polar Plunge and Donut Dash 5k

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    Name: Polar Plunge and Donut Dash 5k
    Date: February 23, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST
    Event Description:


    Take the Plunge or Dash for Donuts

    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 SIU Campus Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters. 

    The Polar Donut Dash 5K will be held in conjunction with the 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. 

    Plunge and Dash Time Information

    The dash and plunge will take place 02/23/2019 at SIU Campus Lake located at 1492 Douglas Drive in Carbondale. Donut Dash registration starts at 10:00 am and the dash starts at 12:00 pm. Plunge registration starts at 10:00 a.m.  with the plunge taking place at noon.


    Information coming soon!

    Plunger and 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.

    For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com.

    Presenting Sponsors                           

    SIU-Carbondale Campus Lake
    Becker Pavilion at the Boat Dock 
    Date/Time Information:
    Feb. 23, 2019 
    Registration for both events
    Begins at 10:00 a.m.
    Contact Information:
    Kimberly Talley
    Polar Plunge Participants
    $100 minimum raised by each Plunger 

    Polar Donut Dash 5K
    $30 advance registration
    $35 day of the event registration
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