Last year, 1,500 brave souls took the plunge in Madison. The best part? After their bodies returned to 98.6°F and the donations were tallied, they raised more than $340,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Booyah.

Madison Polar Plunge Presented by:

Harker Hi Res

2017 Photos

A special thanks to Focal Flame Photography for capturing such great photos! You can view them here. Enjoy!


Olin Park
1156 Olin-Turville Court
Madison, WI 53715

Event Schedule

February 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Check-in
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Plunging
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment by DJ D-Train, food, and beverages inside the heated Entertainment Tent!
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us for the “Post Chill Thrill” at the Coliseum Bar with live music from 5th Gear, voted “Best of Madison 2016”!


When checking in for the Polar Plunge you must bring the following items:

  • Registration form & Signed waiver (if you did not register online)
  • Cash and check donations (each team member must have raised a minimum of $75)
  • Any corporate matching gift forms to receive your FREE Polar Plunge hat


Registration is now full! Thanks for your interest in volunteering!



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