2021 Virtual Polar Plunge Run
To Benefit Special Olympics Indiana
-----WHENAnytime between Saturday, December 5, 2020 and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.-----WHEREAnywhere!!! Run or walk in your neighborhood, around a local park, on your treadmill or even while on vacation.-----ENTRY FEES/DEADLINES
A brand new way to be Freezin’ for a Reason this year, Special Olympics Indiana invites you to be a part of its signature fundraiser by competing remotely in the first annual Polar Plunge Run! Register here at Its Your Race (no other registration required) and complete a 5k or 10k anywhere and anytime during the 2021 Polar Plunge season to #EarnYourWings this winter and to make a splash for Special Olympics athletes in your community and beyond.
When you sign up, you’ll be asked to pay a $25 registration fee, for which you’ll be rewarded with an official #EarnedMyWings decal to display on your car or anywhere else you like. Take your fundraising to the next level by raising an additional $50 ($75 total) and you’ll earn a custom #EarnedMyWings race medal to add to your trophy case!
$25 per participant to get started. Online registration is available until Tuesday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m.
Additional fundraising is encouraged, with incentives including race medals ($75), insulated tumblers ($300), beach towels ($500), and blankets ($1,000) available. Decals and race medals will be shipped when earned; all other incentives will be shipped at the conclusion of this event.
Awards will be earned by the top Polar Plunge Run fundraiser, and by the top three male finishers and the top three female finishers.
-----IMPORTANT: HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND SUBMIT YOUR TIME FOR THE VIRTUAL RUN
Please download the IYR Virtual Mobile App on App Store or Google Play and read the instructions here:
-----QUESTIONSStephanie Manner, Director of Special Eventssmanner@soindiana.org -----NOTESBecause the Polar Plunge is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds issued for any reason. All funds raised directly benefit more than 18,000 Special Olympics athletes across Indiana, giving them the means to train locally and compete at state level in a number of Olympic-type sports.
This app will allow you to run your virtual race and automatically track your pace, distance and overall time. The app will recognize the race distance that you registered for and will automatically stop your session at the appropriate distance (eg 3.1 miles for a 5K virtual race) and send your results in. It's the closest thing you can get to running a real race!
***MAKE SURE YOU LOGIN USING THE SAME EMAIL YOU REGISTERED WITH. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOUR LOCATION SETTINGS ARE ON AND ALWAYS TURNED ON AND ACCESSIBLE BY THE APP***
If you do not wish to use the IYR Virtual mobile app for your virtual race, please see instructions for manually entering your finish time at the bottom of this page: https://www.itsyourrace.com/pc/iyrvirtualhowto
Learn more by visiting www.polarplungeIN.org.-----THANK YOU FOR FREEZIN' FOR A REASON!