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Chicago Polar Plunge

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Photograph: Max Herman
Chicago Polar Plunge 2014
North Avenue Beach, Lincoln Park Sunday March 1 2015 Free

If they did it just for kicks, we'd agree these plungers were a little crazy for wearing next to nothing and jumping into icy Lake Michigan during March's freezing temps. But they're taking a dip to raise money for the Special Olympics Chicago, too. Last year, Mayor Rahm and Jimmy Fallon showed up for the chilly festivities—perhaps this year Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as Mr. Freeze?

Venue name: North Avenue Beach
Address: 1600 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago

Cross street: North Ave
Venue phone: 312-742-7529
Transport: El: Brown to Sedgwick, Red to Clark/Division. Bus: 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, 156.
Event website: http://sochicago.org/events/15th-annual-chicago-polar-plunge/
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