PLUNGE WITH US! 1/1/20 @ 1:20 PM

Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with!

Prizes await the best costumes in many categories, and more! Just remember, if you decide to plunge, you'll need to read and sign the Plunge Waiver and Release Form. There is NO fee to enter the water.


Don't be left out in the cold!

This is the way to make the most of the Polar Pony Plunge experience!

Plan to be at Assateague Beach for the Polar Pony Plunge at 1:20 pm on January 1, 2020 it’s a Wednesday, and a holiday, so there’s no excuse for not being part of a COOL New Year’s Day tradition!

We also accept "walk up" registration on the day of the event! And, cool Polar Pony Plunge T-shirts are available for a $20* donation!

What to expect at the Polar Pony Plunge?

  • Please car pool to the plunge site as much as possible as parking is limited.
  • Pre-registering is recommended.

All participants are encouraged to shout some famous last words. Give some thought as to what you want to say as you plunge. This is a good time for a shameless commercial for your business or group, as it will be heard by thousands of people on the Eastern Shore since we are LIVE on the radio. You might want to say something like "our group (name) proudly supports Chincoteague Island", or "thanks to our personal sponsors for making our plunge possible".

If you pre-register, you go right to the Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Our GATE KEEPERS, however, will check to make sure all have signed waivers. Only those with waivers are allowed into the water. Plunge and go to your car. Bring a friend who’ll give you your towel or blanket when you come out of the water.

Finally, warm up with a hot meal at one the island’s restaurants. We will make every effort for you to have a good time at the plunge. We appreciate the effort you’ve gone through to make this our inaugural plunge so we want you to have fun.

However, in the event that it is -11 degrees or worse on the day of the plunge, we’ll be dipping body parts instead of a complete plunge, as the danger of hypothermia is too great to risk your health.

Too Chicken to Plunge?

You can still offer enthusiasm, and dip a finger or big toe in. Hey, be proud, and stand tall, someone had to hold the towel! And you can still buy a T-shirt!


DOWNLOADS: CLICK HERE to download ENTRY FORM & details (Print & Bring to Event. **If you are UNDER 18 years old, you must fill out this form and with your parent/guardian the day of event**


(Editors Note: You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the waiver & release form. You may download a free version from their site: Click here to download Adobe Reader)