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Minneapolis Plunge

All Minneapolis Plunge activities raised a total of $1,302,379 with over 5,000 participants on one of our coldest Plunges yet! Thank you for your amazing support of Special Olympics Minnesota!

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Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014

Plunges begin at 11 am

Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Thomas Ave S and West Calhoun Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Plungers have registered online for the Minneapolis Plunge

They've raised


in online pledges

Not registered online? Walk-up registration will be taken at the pre- and day-of check in. Please bring a completed brochure.

Check out important Plunge info in our most recent eblast

Check In

Pre-Plunge check in
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
4-6:30 p.m.
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Thomas Ave. S and West Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Day of Plunge check in
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Thomas Ave. S and West Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Time Slots

We have a new time slot system, so we hope to provide a better experience for our participants! Plungers are required to sign up for a Plunge time during pre-check in or day of check in. Time slots are first come, first serve. All members of a Plunge team will be given the same Plunge time. A team captain or designated team member can sign up the entire team for a Plunge time slot, but remember that all team members need to check in (if your team captain hasn't checked you in) at pre-check in or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the day of the event in order to Plunge.

Site Map

Download a map of the Minneapolis Plunge site (PDF)

Other Events

Cool School Plunge
Executive Challenge
Plunge 5K
Pee Wee Plunge

Join us for fireworks!

Presented by U.S. Bank, the Minneapolis Plunge will feature a fireworks show on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. You'll be able to see the fireworks from anywhere around Lake Calhoun, but feel free to stop in at Plunger Village on Thomas Beach, where our Thermos® Warming Station will be open and providing Plunge merchandise, mini doughnuts and Tinucci's concessions, and a great view of the fireworks! The Thermos® Warming Station will be open to the public from 6-8 p.m.

Costume Contest

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Show off your Plunge creativity and enter the first annual Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge costume contest! If possible, please submit your costume entry in advance so we can prepare for our participants. Completed registration forms can be emailed to

Day Of Parking and Shuttle

Please note that there will be no parking on the even side of residential streets.

A free shuttle will be provided to all Plungers and spectators starting at 7:30 a.m on Saturday from:

Lake Calhoun Executive Center
3033 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Additional shuttles will be available starting at 10 a.m. from:

Cowboy Jack's
126 5th St N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Hennepin between Lake and Lagoon
Minneapolis, MN
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One-time pick ups will also take place at the following times and locations:

Dinkytown - 12 p.m.
near Burrito Loco
418 13th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
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Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill - 1 p.m.
The Shops at West End
1623 Park Pl Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN
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Past Plunge Results

Year $ Raised Plungers
2013 $1,102,653 5000
2012 890,313 3932
2011 634,218 3076
2010 322,831 1600
2009 232,120 1100
2008 151,845 497
2007 53,000 272

Total funds raised: $3,386,980
Total Plungers: 15,477