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Event Info:
The 15th annual Columbus Polar Plunge presented by The Basement Doctor will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in Powell, Ohio. The event is one of nine Ohio Polar Plunges to be held throughout the winter. All proceeds from these events directly support and benefit the 26,000 athletes of Special Olympics Ohio.
Event Location:
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Event Schedule:

Early Check-In at Roosters near OSU (3370 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202) Turn in your offline donations and collect t-shirt, wristband to get into the zoo on Saturday and to plunge, and any incentive prizes. All plungers must check-in either Thursday night or at the Zoo Saturday.2/16/2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Check-In/Registration at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Check-in, register, or donate additional funds at the Polar Plunge registration tent near the main entrance to the zoo. All plungers who did not attend Early Check-In on Thursday must check-in at the zoo to turn in offline pledges, get their wristband, and to collect prizes.2/18/2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Costume Contest Dress up in your favorite costume to take the plunge. There will be team and individual categories!2/18/2017 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Plunge!2/18/2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Post-Plunge Awards and Party in Polar Frontier at the zoo Snacks and a cash bar will be available. Prizes will be awarded for top fundraising individuals and teams.2/18/2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Standard: No Fees
General Registration

Student: No Fees
Student Registration


Participant Level
Flux Mélange Bonded Fleece Jacket ($1,500.00 + ) 
Features: Inside storm placket with chin guard, contrast center front reverse coil zipper, stretch storm cuffs with thumb holes, chest pocket with contrast invisible zipper, lower pockets with contrast reverse coil zippers, contrast coverstitch details, audio port access through inside left pocket, adjustable shockcord at hem. Click here to see a photo of this item.

Sport-Tek® Sport-Wick® Stretch 1/2 - Zip Colorblock Pullover Shirt ($1,000.00 - $1,499.00) 
This incredibly lightweight jacket gives you just the right amount of coverage for your lifestyle. The sporty styling keeps you looking in top form while the reflective details help with nighttime safety. Features chin guard, center front reverse coil zipper with reflective asymmetric piping, reflective piping at back raglan seams, chest pocket with reverse coil zipper and zipper garage, contrast coverstitch detailing, and lower pockets with reverse coil zippers. Click here to see a photo of this item.

Micro-mink Sherpa Blanket ($500.00 - $999.00) 
Wrap yourself in spa-like luxury! This Sherpa blanket features super soft micro mink on one side and faux lamb's wool on the other, allowing it to pamper you like no other blanket can. After taking the Plunge, you've earned this well-deserved self-indulgence. Measures 50 x 60". Click here to see a photo of this item.

Polar Plunge Knit Hat ($200.00 - $499.00) 
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