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Freezin’ for a reason: Ithaca’s Polar Plunge at Taughannock Falls

Ithaca’s annual Polar Plunge event will return to Taughannock Falls State Park this weekend after a two-year hiatus.

The community fundraiser is happening this Saturday, March 26 at the Trumansburg state park. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with series of five-minute plunges beginning at noon, according to Tompkins Weekly. Participants can take the plunge solo or with a team.

Each participant is required to raise $25 at minimum. The fundraiser benefits the Special Olympics of New York. This year’s Polar Plunge is well on its way to the $60,000 fundraising goal, with $50,000 raised thus far.

The event will feature a range of festivities, including a DJ, food, and costume contest. Additionally, Texas Roadhouse in Ithaca will host a Polar Plunge after party from noon to 10 p.m. with 10% of sales donated to Special Olympics.

You can find more information on the upcoming event and register online at the Special Olympics website.