The (bow) ties that bind us.


Come chill with us at the Polar Plunge® Winter Fest, Feb. 6-7 in Virginia Beach. This year, in addition to two days of cool events and a fantastic list of incentive prizes, we’re offering custom bow ties, too!

 

With your help, we can provide FREE programming to more children and adults with intellectual disabilities. So tie one on and join us today! Many thanks to our event sponsors.

 

Register through our cool new registration and fundraising hub (link coming soon) for any (or all, if you’re that cool) of the below.

 

Cool School Challenge (Feb. 6) – teachers and students, wear your bow ties with pride as you brave the icy waters of the Atlantic Friday, Feb. 6 and learn the value of service leadership at the same time.


Plunge 5K (Feb. 7)
– Tie up your laces for the coolest 5K you’ll do all year. Runners, walkers and stroller pushers of all ages welcome – you don’t have to plunge to participate! 5K registration is $30 through Nov. 1; $35 from Nov. 2 – Jan. 7; $40 from Jan. 8 through Feb. 7 (event day). Bypass the 5K registration fee by raising $100 online. Online 5K registration closes Feb. 1 at midnight.


Pee Wee Plunge (Feb. 7)
– our youngest plungers (10 and under) can enjoy a “petit freeze” when they plunge into a cool kiddie pool, and earn prizes, too. All pee wees must raise $100 to participate.

 

Polar Plunge (Feb. 7) – Go ankle deep or all in. Either way, when you brrrave the icy Atlantic with 3500+ of your closest friends, you’re helping our athletes discover how cool it feels to be a Special Olympics champion. Come chill with us. All plungers must raise $100 to participate.


Online registration is strongly encouraged but if you can’t register online, download a printable pledge/registration form and bring it on event day.


Fashionably Frozen: That’s right – the more you raise, the more cool prizes you can earn, including custom bow ties to show off your awesomeness. Check out the incentive table (coming soon) and plunge in style.

 

Hotels + Shuttles + Parking: Hotel details coming soon. When you make a reservation, be sure to indicate you want a room in the Polar Plunge block to get the special Plunge rate.*

 

Parking: on-street parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is available in the 9th Street parking garage (entrance is off 9th, between Atlantic and Pacific Avenues).


Shuttles: free shuttles will run from 7 am to 4 pm from the municipal lot at 19th Street and Pacific Avenue. Shuttle buses from both lots will drop off at 8th and Atlantic.

 

* Polar Plunge hotel vouchers cover the standard rate room. Plungers are responsible for taxes, incidentals and any upgraded rooms. Rooms must be reserved by plungers and held on their credit cards. Once a plunger registers and turns in his/her $700, he/she will be given a one-night hotel voucher that can be turned in to the hotel staff at check in or check out.


Volunteer Opportunities:
Looking for an out-of-the-ice-water assignment? We need volunteers to help with everything from set up to registration. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Sponsor/Vendor Information: Take it to the next level. Make the Plunge a team-building experience for your company AND give back through a corporate sponsorship package to gain on-site recognition and exposure. Or, showcase your product to more than 10,000 customers as a vendor. Want more information? Email Meghan Massie, Director of Development.

 

Still have questions? Call us at 757.962.1575.

 

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