This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running, rolling or crawling in the frigid winter air. In 2021, Cape Girardeau Plunge & Strut had 124 participants and raised nearly $49,000! This one-of-a-kind event promises a fun atmosphere complete with music, funny costumes, and lasting memories for everyone!

POSTPONED until February 12, 2022

Due to weather, we have made the decision to postpone the event until February 12, 2022.  All times/locations below will stay the same.  Please stay safe! 

Cape County Park North

Registration opens at 8:15

Strut begins 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. Cape Girardeau PD is proud to host this event.

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, Cape Polar Plunge, 1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Please include the names of the Plungers in the memo line of checks.

Contact Penny at with questions. 

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