JANUARY 1, 2025 - DOWNTOWN CORPUS CHRISTI
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 - register by the early deadline to guarantee availability), a decal, a drink, and access to the post-plunge hot tub and snack buffet. 100% of your registration payment goes to ALS TDI, an A-rated nonprofit working to find a cure for ALS. This event began in 2015, and as of 2024, we have raised $111,862.
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
The Corpus Christi Roadrunners will offer a fun run beginning at 11:15 am. There's no extra charge to take part and it's not a race, just a fun healthy start to the year.
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
Venue opens. (Emerald Beach Hotel.) Packet pickup, event day registration, and merchandise sales will open (100% of proceeds go to ALS TDI.)
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)
Take the plunge! Then come inside and warm up. The Emerald Beach Hotel will provide snack platters, a drink for each participant, and their hot tub and pool are open until 1pm.
Prizes for the top fund raising team and top fund raising individual will be announced.
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 10 years, the Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge has raised more than $111,862 for ALS research. We lost my dad in 2018. Huge advances in research have happened since then, but there still isn't a cure, so the cause lives on.
Plunge for whatever reason moves you - celebration of life, health, gratitude, fun, renewal, adventure, family, friends, food, and a cure for ALS. Register or donate at this link and you will add to this event's running total contribution. (All contributions to ALS TDI go to the same place, but it's fun to put Corpus Christi on the map for our support here.) This is an A-rated nonprofit and you will receive a tax receipt for 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.