You Still Have Time To Join NJ’s Biggest Polar Bear Plunge
You still have to time to join the annual Polar Bear Plunge taking place at Seaside Heights, NJ this Saturday, February 23rd.
Though online registration is closed, all are welcomed to register on-site the day of the Plunge for $125, according to Seaside's Polar Bear Plunge site. Check-in will open Saturday morning at 9am and the Plunge is at 1pm.
The main goal of Seaside's Polar Bear Plunge is not watch the participants brave the frigid waters of the Jersey shore during the winter. The purpose of this event is to raise funds that will support Special Olympics New Jersey.
Townsquare Media reported there are already 6,000 participants signed up for this year's event, and that thousands more will be there to watch and cheer on the plungers.
The goal for 2019 is to raise $2 million dollars and they are almost there. I saw on the Polar Bear Plunge website that they have raised over 75% of their target goal, with over $1.5 million already donated.
If you plan on going here are some helpful tips:
- A towel to dry off
- Old shoes, or water/swim shoes, and of course a pair of dry shoes for after
- A bag, backpack, to keep all your belongings and clothes together. Also a plastic bag for your wet clothes.
- Last but not least, a some dry warm clothes to change into afterwards.
They will have heated tents to change before and after the Plunge that will be supervised by law enforcement personnel at the entrance.
Here's the address if you're brave enough to attend:
50 Blaine Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
To see what you can expect at this year's Polar Bear Plunge you can watch the recap video from 2018 below. Get more event info here