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The Central Arkansas Polar Plunge will take place Saturday at Maumelle with registration opening at 10 a.m. and plunges into Lake Willastein beginning at noon.

In this annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Arkansas, participants ages 12 and up make a donation of at least $50 per person and then leap into the lake. "Plungers" form teams and wear costumes.

Awards will be presented for the best costumed team as well as the best individual and duo costumes. There will also be awards for best individual and team fundraisers. Each donation secures an event T-shirt, and extra swag is available to fundraisers who hit certain monetary benchmarks.

Want to donate but don't feel like an ice-cube bath? Official "I Chickened Out" long-sleeve T-shirts cost $25.

Not going to be around Saturday? Other Polar Plunges are scheduled around the state during the first three months of 2018. For more information, visit

CASA Half Marathon

The culminating race of the 2017 Arkansas Grand Prix series will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions Stadium, 2140 University Drive in Pine Bluff.

The 13.1-mile footrace benefits the Pine Bluff Court Appointed Special Advocates Women's Shelter. The course is an out-and-back.

Online registration is available until 4 p.m. Friday for $75. Early packet pickup will be from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at Go! Running in Little Rock and from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the stadium. Race-day packet pickup will also be at the stadium, from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

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ActiveStyle on 12/04/2017

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