What To Know Before You Go: Polar Bear Plunge 2018
Jan 18, 2018 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould
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The BasicsDate and time: There will be three different plunges. The Cool Schools Plunge will take place on Thursday, January 25th, the Police and Corporate Plunge on Friday, January 26th, and the Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 27th.
Time: 10 a.m. for the Cool Schools Plunge, 2 p.m. for the Police and Corporate Plunge, and 11 a.m. for the Polar Bear Plunge
Location: Sandy Point State Park, located at 1100 E College Parkway in Annapolis
What can guests expect?More than 10,000 people from across the state will plunge into the chilly Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park raising money for Special Olympics Maryland. This Plungefest is more than jumping into cold water. There will be live music, a VIP suite, activities for all ages, and the satisfaction of freezing your fur off to benefit a great cause.
What about parking?If you are participating in the Polar Bear Plunge, parking passes can be purchased for $25–35. However, these passes are limited to the first 150 purchasers. If you miss out on a parking pass, no worries!
Beginning at 8 a.m., a free Polar Express Shuttle System will transport passengers to Sandy Point State Park from Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Anne Arundel Community College, and Kent Island High School. Park your car at one of these locations, and use the shuttle to get to and from the park. The shuttle will run until 5 p.m.
If you are participating in the Cool Schools or Police and Corporate Plunge, there is no need to purchase a parking pass.