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Polar Plunge Montana The Polar Plunge® is a Law Enforcement Torch Run® signature event. It is a unique opportunity for individuals, clubs, organizations and schools to support local Special Olympics Montana athletes by jumping, running or slowly crawling into the frigid and icy waters of Montana. The first Polar Plunge was held in Whitefish, Montana in 1999. Since then the events have grown to 12 different plunges held all over the state with over 11,000 participants raising more than $350,000 annual for Special Olympics Montana.

What is a Cool School? A cool school is a group of students, faculty and staff brave enough to take the dip into freezing cold waters to support Special Olympics Montana programs in their schools and communities. Gather your friends, teammates, teachers and principals and create a Polar Plunge team together for your local plunge. Together create memories and raise funds to support Special Olympics athletes in your school and community.

How do I get started? Start a Polar Plunge team! The plunge takes place in 12 towns across Montana beginning in November and ending in February. Each team member must raise a minimum of $50 to Plunge and will earn the Polar Plunge long sleeve T-shirt. Plungers raising more donations for Special Olympics will earn more great prizes! Make sure all team member register as a “Cool School Plunger”.

What to Expect at the Plunge Warmth - We provide heated changing areas throughout the event for our Plungers! Many locations also have hot tubs to warm up in. Party- The Plunge is a major event throughout the state with 1,000 of people coming out to plunge and many more spectators to cheer you on. Safety- Plunger safety is our priority! We pride ourselves on a professional event atmosphere and experienced event staff to guide you through the event. We have divers in the water at all times and local EMTs and Law Enforcement in attendance. Fun- An amazing experience that will warm your heart knowing that you make an impact in the lives of over 2,700 Special Olympics athletes. Plunging- Your team will get in line to plunge after registration. The water is between 4ft to 5ft deep and you are in the water for about 10 seconds.

ATTENTION!! If plunger is under 18 a parent/guardian must be present at registration to sign a waiver!


Polar Plunge