February 23, 2019


  • Top Overall, Male: Nigher Alfaro, 21:32.37
  • Top Law Enforcement, Male: Mike Malone, 22:18.42 
  • Top Overall, Female: Brooke Ziegler, 22:43.67
  • Top Law Enforcement, Female: Zim Schwartze, 28:42.74
  • Top Walker, Male: Chance Mckenzie, 36:24.36
  • Top Walker, Female: Christie Jung, 44:58.52
  • Top SOMO Athlete: Joel Moss, 66:42.08

For full results, click here. 

5K Fun Run/Walk
Public Beach #2, Osage Beach
8:30 a.m. 

For the Polar Plunge, click here

This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by strutting in frigid temperatures. 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!

NOTE: New route in 2019! 

2019 Polar Bear Strut Route

Participants must raise a minimum of $50 by event day. Additional prizes can be earned by raising the following amounts: 

$300: Blanket $500: Hoodie*  $1,000: Jacket $2,000: Cooler
plus one of each other level
2019 Plunge $300 Incentive 2019 Plunge $500 Incentive 2019 Plunge $1000 Incentive 2019 Plunge $2000 Incentive

*New this year: Raise and turn in $500 by March 9, 2019 for an entry to win a brand-new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI SE! Thanks to Missouri Powersports Dealers Association for this donation. 

2018 SeaDoo GTI SE

The Polar Bear Strut is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Osage Beach PD is proud to host this event.

Polar Bear Strut 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.  

For more information about the event, contact Kami Delameter at delameter@somo.org.  You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Bear Strut LOZ, 305 Special Olympics Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.