Be Bold. Get Cold. Every year, thousands of brave plungers take these words to heart as they take an icy dip into the Atlantic Ocean.

The plunges are a great way for everyone – individuals, teams, organizations and businesses – to get involved in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. All funds raised go towards programming and events for more than 26,000 athletes statewide.

Annual Plunge Events

Get freezin’ for a reason! Register for one of our polar plunge events.


Virtual Thanks4Giving – Turkey Dash 5K & Splash

Plunge Season kicks off this November with the Virtual Thanks4Giving. This event features a Virtual Turkey Dash 5K that runners can do on their favorite course as well as the Virtual Turkey Splash where participants can take a plunge by dumping an ice bucket over their head, being sprayed with a garden hose, or having water balloons thrown at them!

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Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood

In March, plungers will kick off the New Year at the Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood.

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Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside

With more than 7,100 participants raising more than $2.2 million, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside continues to be our largest plunge. We can’t wait to see how many people turn out in April!

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Contact Us

For information on the Polar Bear Plunges, contact pbpinfo@sonj.org.