JANUARY 1, 2023 - DOWNTOWN CORPUS CHRISTI
 

NEW DOWNTOWN LOCATION AT EMERALD BEACH!

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THE PLUNGE

A New Year's Day polar bear plunge is an annual tradition shared by communities around the country and the world. The Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge is our local take on the tradition! Your registration includes a souvenir t-shirt or embroidered hat (while supplies last), a decal, a drink, and new in 2023, access to the post-plunge hot tub and snack bar. 100% of your registration payment goes to ALS TDI, an A-rated nonprofit working to find a cure for ALS. Over the first 7 years of this event, we have raised and donated more than $65,000.

WIN PRIZES!

The top fund raising individual and top fund raising team will each win a prize package. Once you register, have others support your cause. 100% of donations go to ALS TDI to help cure ALS. Register

WARM UP!

The Corpus Christi Roadrunners will offer a fun run beginning at 11:15 am. There's no extra charge to take part. 

GET CONNECTED!

Corpus Christi has an ALS support group and a caregivers support group. These groups are here for not only for people living with ALS, but for the friends and family of those who have or had ALS. Learn more

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2023 SCHEDULE

10:45 AM

Venue opens. Banner and polar bear available for photo ops. Packet pickup, event day registration, and merchandise sales will open (100% of proceeds go to ALS TDI.) 

11:15 AM

Warm-up fun run on the seawall with the Corpus Christi Roadrunners​! Warming up first is the easiest way to jump into cold water. The run will get you back a few minutes before the plunge.

You don't have to be a Roadrunners member, but they are awesome and have fun events all year, so we recommend it. (JOIN HERE)

12:00 PM

Take the plunge! Then come inside and warm up. The Emerald Beach Hotel will provide a snack buffet, a drink for each participant, and their hot tub and pool.

 

ABOUT THE PLUNGE

Decades ago, Corpus Christi had ​a polar bear plunge. Somehow that tradition faded away. Communities around the country and the world gather for a celebratory New Year's Day plunge, and it was time to revive that tradition in Corpus Christi. 

The spark came after my dad was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Since there is no cure yet, one way to address ALS is to focus on positive activity and bringing the community together in understanding and fighting the disease. A Polar Bear Plunge was the natural event to choose. We launched the Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge on January 1, 2015 at North Beach. The community embraced it, and it became an annual tradition. 

In seven years, the Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge has raised about $65,000 for ALS research. We lost my dad in 2018, but until there is a cure, the cause lives on.

Plunge for whatever reason moves you - celebration of life, health, gratitude, fun, renewal, adventure, family, friends, food, and a cure. Register or donate at this link and you will add to this event's running total contribution. This is an A-rated nonprofit and you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation. ALS TDI operates the world's largest research lab entirely dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for ALS.

Thank you for taking part. See you New Year's Day.

Alissa Mejia

alissain@gmail.com