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897 Plungers raised $222,835 at the 2018 Rochester 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 1:30 p.m.

Plunge Location
Foster Arend Park
4109 E River Road NE
Rochester, MN
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Pre-Plunge Check In
Friday, February 9
3 – 7 p.m.
Foster Arend Park
4109 E River Road NE
Rochester, MN
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Day-Of Plunge Check In
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Foster Arend Park
4109 E River Road NE
Rochester, MN
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Group Challenges

Other Activities

Cool School Plunge
Super Plunge


U.S. Bank Polar Plunge Forecast

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

Time Slots

Participants will be able to sign up for a Plunge time slot at pre-check in or day of check in. All team members will have the same time slot.

Parking and Shuttle

There is no on site parking available. A free shuttle bus route will be available from 11 a.m. through the end of the Plunge. Shuttle buses are free to all participants and spectators. Because there is no parking at the beach, only handicap vehicle permits will be allowed to park at the beach. All others must ride the shuttle buses, which will run approximately every 15 minutes from the following locations:

Limited parking will be available at the following location (at this time, there is no shuttle pick-up planned here):

  • Rochester Public Utilities

Special Thanks

Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office
Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Dive Team
Rich Batchelor – Realtor
Rochester Asphalt
Rochester Parks and Recreation
Rochester Police Benevolent Association
Rochester Winterfest
Safety Signs
Special Olympics Rochester Area
Townsquare Media Rochester
Whistle Binkies Old World Pub
Rochester Motor Cars

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Past Plunge Results

2018 – 897 Plungers raised $222,835

2017 – 950 Plungers raised $275,333
2016 – 1,064 Plungers raised $263,706
2015 – 838 Plungers raised $215,760
2014 – 881 Plungers raised $208,810