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.


Thanks4Giving – Turkey Dash 5K & Splash

Plunge Season kicks off this November with Thanks4Giving. This event features a Turkey Dash 5K where runners run the boardwalk starting and ending in Asbury Park, as well as the Turkey Splash where participants can take a plunge into the Atlantic Ocean!

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Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood

Plungers usually kick off the New Year at the Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood.

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Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights

With more than 7,100 participants raising more than $2.2 million in 2019, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside continues to be our largest plunge.

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Contact Us

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