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740 Plungers raised $128,500 at the 2018 Duluth Plunge!

Location and Check In

Not registered online? Walk-up registration will be taken at the Pre-Plunge and Day-Of Check In events.

Plunge Time
Plunge begins at 2 p.m.

Plunge Location
Lakeside at Canal Park
Canal Park Dr
Duluth, MN
map and directions

Pre-Plunge Check In
Friday, February 16
5 – 7 p.m.
Grandma’s Sports Garden
452 South Lake Ave
Duluth, MN
map and directions

Day-Of Plunge Check In
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Grandma’s Sports Garden
452 South Lake Ave
Duluth, MN
map and directions


Jeanne Ryan
MIX 108

Group Challenges

Event Activities

Duluth Cool School
Duluth Plunge 5K


U.S. Bank Polar Plunge Forecast

 Find a Participant
 Event Tools


Check out volunteer opportunities for this event!


Event photos are to our Flickr and Facebook pages! View all event photos here.

Dash and Splash

If you’re looking for a more extreme form of exhilaration, consider adding a little “dash” to your “splash!” Sign up for the 5K before you take a dip into Lake Superior!

Parking and Shuttle

A free shuttle bus route will be available from 12 PM. through the end of the Plunge. Shuttle buses are free to all participants and spectators and will run approximately every 15 minutes from the following locations to the Plunge site:

Grandma’s Sports Garden
452 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802

iPad Mini Raffle

Register online and raise $75 or more in online pledges, and get a chance to win an Apple iPad Mini! Each person who registers for the Plunge and raises the $75 minimum requirement will receive a raffle ticket. Bonus raffle tickets will be handed out based on the amount of money fundraised.

  • $75 – 1 ticket
  • $250 – 2 total tickets
  • $500 – 3 total tickets
  • $750 – 4 total tickets
  • $1,000 – 5 total tickets
  • $1,500 – 6 total tickets

The winner will be drawn at Grandma’s Sports Garden after the Plunge. Remember: the more money you raise for Special Olympics Minnesota, the more chances you have to win!

Special Thanks

Duluth Fire Department
Duluth Police Department
Dunkin Donuts
FOP Lake Superior Lodge 9
Gold Cross Ambulance
Grandma’s Sports Garden
London Road Rental
St. Louis County Rescue Squad
Special Olympics Duluth All-Stars
Townsquare Media Duluth
US Coast Guard

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Past Plunge Results

2017 – 740 Plungers raised $128,500

2017 – 875 Plungers raised $152,257
2016 – 811 Plungers raised $143,951
2015 – 837 Plungers raised $157,049
2014 – 924 Plungers raised $183,189
2013 – 988 Plungers raised $175,208