Step 1: Account Information

Step 2: Personal Information


Step 3: Event Registration

Choose an event and at least one activity you will participate in

Minimum: Must raise a minimum of $75 to Plunge (different minimums may apply to other activities).

Refund Policy: We reserve the right to cancel an event due to inclement weather. If you cannot attend the event or the event is cancelled, there will be no refunds. For more information, please visit our FAQs.

Step 4: Teams & Individuals

Group Challenge

Groups are made from one or more teams representing the same school, corporation, restaurant, department or other. By grouping these teams together, you are able to compete against similar groups across the state on our homepage Group Challenge leaderboard. On the local event pages, your team is also able to compete against other teams at your event on our Team Challenge leaderboard. Select the category below your team best falls under.

Step 5: Review

Registering for event(s)


By indicating your acceptance to the following terms, you understand, agree and covenant as follows:

Special Olympics Minnesota Release and Waiver Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent Agreement

In consideration of participating in the Special Olympics Minnesota Polar Bear Plunge event:

(1) I represent that I understand the nature of the Polar Bear Plunge event and that I and/or my minor child or ward am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in this event.

(2) I acknowledge that if I and/or my minor child or ward believe(s) event conditions are unsafe, I and/or my minor child or ward will immediately discontinue participation in the Polar Bear Plunge event.

(3) I fully understand that the Polar Bear Plunge event involve risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death, which may be caused by my and/or my minor child's or ward's own actions, or inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the "RELEASEES" (defined below in Section (6)); and that there may be other risks either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time.

(4) I agree not to jump into the lake head first.

(5) I fully accept and assume on my behalf and/or on behalf of my minor child or ward all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or my minor child or ward incur as a result of my and/or my minor child's or ward's participation in the Polar Bear Plunge event.

(6)I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Special Olympics Inc., Special Olympics Minnesota, Inc. and their respective affiliates, administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Polar Bear Plunge event takes place, (each considered one of the "RELEASEES" herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the RELEASEES or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations.

(7) I further agree that if, despite this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity, and Parental Consent Agreement, I or anyone on my and/or my child's or ward's behalf, makes a claim against any of the RELEASEES, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

(8) I authorize Special Olympics Minnesota, Inc. and its agents and all persons acting under its authority to promote the Polar Bear Plunge event to use written statements, videotapes and recordings of, about or obtained by me or my minor child or ward. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or the advertising or other copy, which may be used in connection or the use to which it may be applied. I release and discharge Special Olympics Minnesota, Inc., its agents and assigns and all persons acting under its authority, from any liability for any violation of any personal or property rights which I might have in connection with such materials.

(9) If registering myself, I hereby represent that I am over the age of 18. If registering a child under the age of 18 or a ward, I hereby represent that I am the parent or legal guardian of such person and have the legal authority to enter into this agreement on their behalf.

I have read this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent Agreement, understand that I have given up substantial rights by accepting it and have accepted it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity and Parental Consent Agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

Plunge 5K & Duluth 5K Addendum

I understand that running a road race is a potentially dangerous activity. I do hereby waive and release any and all claims for damages that I may incur as a result of my participation in this against Special Olympics Minnesota and all sponsors, employees, volunteers or officials of these organizations. I further certify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this event and that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate. If, however, as a result of my participation in the Plunge 5K or Duluth 5K I require medical attention, I hereby give consent to authorize medical personnel to provide such medical care as deemed necessary.

Media Release

I authorize Special Olympics Minnesota and its agents and all persons acting under its authority to promote the Polar Bear Plunge to use written statements, videotapes and recordings of me, about me or obtained by me. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or the advertising or other copy, which may be used in connection or the use to which it may be applied. I release and discharge Special Olympics Minnesota its agents and assigns and all persons acting under its authority, from any liability for any violation of any personal or property rights which I might have in connection with such materials.