The New Year’s Day, Lake Lure Polar Plunge has been an annual event for nearly a decade, now and they still haven’t run out of people willing to dip jog heedless of discomfort into the chilly waters of North Carolina’s Lake Lure – and it’s a good thing, too because it’s all for a good cause: proceeds from the event go towards local charities: this year to Lake Lure Fire and Rescue and other first responders.
The Lake Lure Polar Plunge is not just a bunch of crazy people getting together to dash headlong into frigid Lake Lure, it’s a well organized, annual occurrence that grows with attendance and spectacle each year. Part of the fun is the costume contest, which includes prizes. Dress up and compete for the honor of Best Lake Lure Polar Plunge Costume! Other prize categories include one for youngest plunger, another for the oldest plunger, and one for the plunger who travels the furthest in the water.
This year’s Lake Lure Polar Plunge is set to include a street party with music, eats, and fun activities for everyone. There will also be an after-party with hot cocoa and fire pits to gather around for warmth – an especially helpful addition for those brave enough to take the Lake Lure Polar Plunge.
The Lake Lure Polar Plunge is scheduled to begin at 12 noon, with registration between 10:30 and 11am. The cost for partaking in the Lake Lure Polar Plunge is $20 – but, as mentioned above, it’s all for a good cause and includes a commemorative, 2015 Lake Lure Polar Plunge towel. If you’re only attending to witness and have no intention of taking the plunge yourself, the event is free of charge.
2015 Lake Lure Polar Plunge
January 1, 2015 – 10:30am to 1pm
For more information on this event, visit the Lake Lure Polar Plunge Facebook page.
Lake Lure Polar Plunge Lodging
Whether you have any intention of throwing yourself into cold water on New Year’s Day or not, do throw yourself into uncommon comfort at North Lodge on Oakland in Asheville, North Carolina. Our Asheville bed and breakfast offers you the kind of impeccable service and personal touches you could never find in a hotel or motel. Enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning, and wonderfully inviting accommodations every night. Happy New Year!