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 air. In 2021, Rolla Strut had 28 strutters and raised nearly $6,400! This one-of-a-kind event promises a fun atmosphere complete with music, funny costumes, and lasting memories for everyone!

March 5, 2022

Lion's Club Park at 9 a.m. 

Participants must raise a minimum of $50 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Rolla PD and MO State Highway Patrol Troop I are proud to host this event.

The Polar Bear Strut 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.  

You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Rolla Polar Bear Strut, 305 Special Olympics Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please include the names of the Strutters in the memo line of checks.

Contact Crystal at with questions. 

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