From Our Editors
The Polar Plunge 5K encourages Minnesotans to leave their treadmills behind for a day to embrace the crisp air around Lake Calhoun. Those looking to cool down from their run in a truly unique way can even register for a polar plunge into Calhoun's frigid water. All proceeds go toward sponsoring 8,200 local Special Olympics athletes. Read on to all the race specifics:
- Where: Thomas Beach, at Thomas Avenue South and West Calhoun Parkway, in Minneapolis
- When: Run starts at 8 a.m.
- Parking: is available at the Lake Calhoun Executive Center; free shuttles will be bringing racers and spectators to the event site
- Extras: After the run, coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks will be provided to all participants