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Polar Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason!  

The Polar Plunge® is an annual fundraiser organized by North Dakota Law Enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) to raise awareness and funds to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota (SOND).  Polar Plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Dakota athletes by raising money and taking the plunge into frigid North Dakota waters.  

Plungers raise a minimum of $100 for the opportunity to take the plunge. Form a team, create a fun name and crazy costumes with friends, co-workers, or classmates.  No matter what, the Polar Plunge is all about Fun!   

Plungers have the opportunity to compete for the following awards:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Belly Flop
  • Youngest Plunger
  • Oldest Plunger
  • Most Money Raised by an Individual
  • Most Money Raised by Team

Incentive Levels:

  • $100 - Plunge Shirt
  • $500 - Plunge Logoed Towel
  • $1,000 - SOND Sweatshirt



2023 Dates and Registration Links

*Pre-registration ends 2 weeks before each plunge date. It guarantees your plunge incentives and shirts are available at the plunge. You may continue to register on website.  

​​​Minot (MSU Dome) - February 25th

Grand Forks (Choice Health & Fitness) - March 4th 

West Fargo (The Lights) - March 25th 

Williston (Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds) - April 1st 

Bismarck (The Pier Bar & Grill) - Postponed to October 21st, 2023 - REGISTER/SPONSOR/VOLUNTEER *Registration & Fundraising links will stay active.


Plunge Schedule:

  • Plunge Registration: 30min before designated plunge time   
  • Plunge Start: 12:30pm 
  • Lunch & Awards: Immediately after last plunger                       


Plunger Tools

Polar Plunge FAQ's

Corporate/Business Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Polar Plunge?  View our Polar Plunge Sponsor Levels & Benefits

Social Media

Join our event, invite friends and share your experience! 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact: 
Victor Meza III 

Watch the highlights from the Polar Plunge that took place in Grand Forks on February 27th, 2021:

 Video courtesy of Dr. Chan Woong Park, Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota College of Education & Human Development 

Special Olympics North Dakota is proudly sponsored by these program partners