Top Male Finisher: Derrick Puckett, 21:00.52

Top Female Finisher: Emily Yaeger, 22:30.14

Top Law Enforcement: Zim Schwartze, 27:51.11

Top SOMO Athlete: Joel Moss, 47:13.83

Top Walker: Anup Choudhury, 47:18.61

Top Fundraiser: Tracy Strange, $300

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This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by strutting into the frigid winter air. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri. SOMO exists to provide year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and our athletes need you to get involved. Become a coach, volunteer, recruit a future athlete and learn how you can make a difference!

Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $50 each by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Osage Beach PD are proud to host this event.

Polar Plunge is a family friendly event.  Special Olympics Missouri promotes inclusion as a way of life for not only our athletes but everyone at our events.  We reserve the right to ask anyone to alter/remove their costume if found offensive or harmful to those in attendance.  

You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Bear Strut, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.