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New Years Day, 1/1/14 - 1pm - River Parks West



After the infamous sighting of the mankini at the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge, we have institituted the "David Bach Clause" David will go down in history as the first person to ever be banned from wearing his famed "mankini" Henceforth the "David Bach Clause" states that no attire will be worn that would not be appropriate on a family beach area.

Host Hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa - $89 per room

Double Tree - Host Hotel

Tatur Racing has lined up a fantastic luxury hotel for those who are coming from out of town to participate in the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the host hotel for a fantastic rate of only $89 per room.

Simply click the link below to lock in your $89 rate ! 

$89 Room for Polar Plungers

View the website to see all that this fantastc hotel has to offer !




2013 Medal

2013 Medal

NEW - 2013 Results

NEW - 2013 Pictures


  • Starting gun fires at 1pm
  • Leon's Tulsa providing and sponsoring " Liquid Courage" Free shots of Rumple Minze before the race
  • Finishers Shirts for first 600 who sign up
  • Custom 6.5" Die Cast Polar Bear medals to first 600 entrants
  • Three swimming pool plunges
  • Clean, cold water - we will not be going in the Arkansas river
  • Collect your finisher medal from the bottom of third pool upon finishing, Pool depth 3 to 5 feet deep !
  • Free pizza, cold beer and drinks to warm the belly.

We hope that you persuade more of your friends and family members to participate next year. We are also looking for sponsors for 2014.



2013 Live Music Announced - Dirty Crush

Dirty Crush

Dirty Crush will be playing at the Plunge and we invite you all to arrive at noon to hear them play. 


Dirty Crush is a rock n roll band out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is the culmination of driving bass riffs, heavy rock beats, mesmerizing guitar leads, powerful vocals and a rock n roll attitude that forms a unique style they like to call “Dirty Southern Rock”. 
Dirty Crush was formed in 2012 from a simple desire to just play real rock n roll music. The show they put on means as much as the music they play and write, resulting in a genuine, fast paced, full-throttle rock n roll experience. 
The band is made up of musicians who have been playing since childhood, perfecting their skills and finding their own styles. Musical influences are all over the place, from heavy metal and 80’s rock to blues, blue grass, grunge and even some country. These influences have contributed to the well rounded and tight sound you will find at a Dirty Crush show. 

This group of guys, whose talent and creativity have been honed in the local music scene, have played in various bands including Cue Last Image, Shock Culture, Static, Through the Thorns, Driven. Nasty Neighbor Being a big fan of local venues, they have played The Tree House, The Venue Shrine, Ole Memorial Lounge, Tankz, White Crow, Zombie Lounge, Copperhead Bike Rally & Battle of the Bands, and private parties. Dirty Crush is a rock n roll good time where no one leaves unsatisfied and everyone has fun.

To Book Dirty Crush for your venue or event please contact:
Jeremy McArthur: 918-902-5294
Dale Diver: 918-859-3190


2014 Polar Medal Will be 6" BIG !!                 


Leon's Tulsa Sponsors the Plunge and the Liquid Courage

Leon's on the Restless RibbonThe Tatur Polar Bear Plunge would like to thank Leon's Tulsa for sponsoring the Plunge as well as for providing all the Rumple Minze to the plungers so that they can have a bit of "Liquid Courage" before the race.

Leon's Tulsa is known for having some of the BEST food in the Tulsa area. They have hands down the best atmosphere with a skylight that you just have to see. Leon's happy hours are the best in town and they also give back to the Tulsa community more than the every day Joe will ever know.

Leon's wonderful staff will be on hand to pour all the 21 and over crowd a bit of "Liquid Courage" before the plunge. This is just one of the many ways that Leon's supports events in the Tulsa area that promote fitness.

THANKS LEON'S !! Please visit their Facebook Page and thank them for their generosity!

Please watch for their new location that is getting ready to open at 3302 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow.


Leon's Tulsa's Facebook Page.

Tulsa World article about Leon's

Read about their second location


Liquid Courage Rumple Minze Style

Liquid CourageRumple Minze is a German-style liqueur brand, best known for their peppermint schnapps.

The peppermint liqueur is made by the Scharlachberg Distillery in Germany. It has a strong peppermint taste, and it has a high alcohol content at 50% alcohol by volume, (100 proof) compared to the 40% or 80 proof of most liquors. It is commonly served chilled straight up (in some cases as a digestif or it can also be mixed to form various cocktails. It is commonly taken with a "chaser" of chocolate sauce which allows the drinker to consume larger quantities faster, with little or no heavy alcohol taste.

Rumple Minze was rated a 95 (out of 100) by the Beverage Tasting Institute.  The success of their peppermint schnapps has led Rumple Minze to release two new flavors which include a Berry flavored liqueur and a Lime flavored liqueur, both of which remain 100 proof.

The logo on the front of the bottle is a picture of a Double-Headed Golden Eagle. This symbol is a reference to the German coat of arms, the country in which Rumple Minze is produced.

Rumple Minze is produced in Canada from a German recipe, not in Germany.

This is the drink that Leon's Tulsa recommends to the adult plungers.





Race proceeds to benefit Tulsa's River Parks


Join 800 other adventurous Tulsa area residents in the most fun you can with your clothes on. TATUR (Tulsa Area Trail & Ultra Runners) proudly present the sixth Annual Polar Bear Plunge. 2012 promises more crazy bikini clad participants.

Each year the course changes, there will be some exciting changes coming in 2012. The press will be there to photograph and film all the crazy participants. Many of the men steal their girlfriends bathing suits and some even come dressed as Baby New Year.

Help us promote the Plunge by tacking up these flyers at your work, gym, or coffeehouse

Awards are usually given out for Hairiest, Whiniest, Youngest, Fastest Polar Bear.

Even if you are too SANE to participate, at least come down and cheer or even laugh at all the crazy's who brave the frigid waters. Bring the kids, dogs, and friends and come enjoy the fun.

If you have questions or would like to become a sponsor of this event: email brian@tatur.org

There truly is no better way to ring in the New Year. Also, don't forget to sign up for the
Race Into the New Year 5K which starts at 11:45 pm on New Years Eve at the River Parks West Amphitheater. Click here to go to the Race Into the New Year web site.

Exciting Course Update

Don't just move...change your lifestyle!Westport On the River

One of Tulsa's most scenic and affordable apartment homes, Westport on the River, has partnered with the Polar Bear Plunge and will allow plungers to race in and out of their complexes' swimming pools.

The Two Mile Polar Bear Plunge just keeps getting more exciting.

Westport is the exclusive home to the best downtown and river views, large fireplaces, and gourmet style kitchens; all sure to create a comfortable escape from your busy day! Your new Westport on the River lifestyle also includes access to an executive business center as well as our 24-7 state of the art fitness center complete with a complementary personal fitness trainer. Call 877-478-9317 for more info.


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