This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In 2021, the Maryland Heights Plunge had 188 plungers and raised more than $78,000! This one-of-a-kind event promises a fun atmosphere complete with music, funny costumes, and lasting memories for everyone!

February 19, 2022

Creve Coeur Lake

Sailboat Cove at Tremanyne Shelter

13725 Marine Avenue, Maryland Heights

Registration: 11 a.m.
Plunge: 1 p.m. 

There will be no pre-registration this year.  Please arrive early to register on event day! 

We will be going back to the traditional plunging style where your team is assigned a heat number during registration.  We will start plunging in heat order immediately following opening ceremony at 1 p.m. 

Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Maryland Heights PD and Hazelwood PD are proud to host this event.


Polar Plunge is a family friendly event. Special Olympics Missouri promotes inclusion as a way of life for not only our athletes but everyone at our events. We reserve the right to ask anyone to alter/remove their costume if found offensive or harmful to those in attendance.  

At-home Plunge
If you aren't comfortable participating in-person, we understand. You can still support local Special Olympics Missouri athletes through our At-home Plunge. Register as an At-home Plunger, raise your money and plunge from home by 'plunging' into a kiddie pool, taking an ice cold shower, running through a sprinkler, or creating your own “plunge.” Whatever you do, have fun, be safe and share a video of your At-home Plunge!

You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, 2945 S. Brentwood
St. Louis, MO 63144. Please include the names of the Plungers in the memo line of checks.

Contact Kami at with questions. 

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