The nonrefundable registration fee to dip, dash, or both in-person is $65.
Virtual registration is available for $45 — dip, dash, or both from wherever you are.
Additionally, friends and family can support your efforts through our secure web pages to increase your impact!
The effects of climate change on Maine’s environment are severe. Weather patterns are changing from one extreme to the next, habitat has been lost, and our seas are rising. Energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy sources are a priority for NRCM. Every cent raised through registration and peer-to-peer fundraising will be used to directly support this work to reduce emissions and realize a clean energy future.
Interested in supporting the cause but unable to join us for the event? Click here to donate!
A great way to engage your employees & foster healthy competition while raising funds to fight climate change.
Corporate Team registration includes 8 individual registrations. Registration codes for your employees will be sent after purchase.
Schedule of Events
Registration Inside the Oceanview Dining Hall
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.*
* You must check in before 8:45 to participate in the run/walk
Run "Dash" Begins
Walk "Dash" Begins
10:30 a.m. NEW TIME!
Willard Beach, South Portland
Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers, top runners, & best costume!
Prizes will be announced before the polar dip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting to the event:
BY CAR: Parking for the event will be available on the SMCC campus, When you arrive, look for Polar Bear Dip & Dash signs directing you to park. Put "2 Fort Rd, South Portland, ME" into your GPS to reach the main campus.
BY BIKE: Bike racks are available throughout SMCC’s campus. We suggest arriving early to allow for time to locate a rack and secure your bike.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: South Portland Bus Service serves SMCC directly. From Portland, connect from METRO to South Portland Bus Service along Congress Street.
Where exactly do I go on the SMCC campus?
Follow signs to the Oceanview Dining Hall where you can check in and/or register.
Is registration refundable and/or transferable?
Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Where can I change my clothes?
Individual and group changing areas will be available indoors near the registration area as well as outdoors near the beach.
Can I run/walk with my stroller?
Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in the Dip & Dash?
No. Registration fees cover your participation in the event. Participants are encouraged to raise additional funds to increase the impact on climate change mitigation efforts.
How can I have the greatest fundraising impact?
Personalize & share your fundraising page!
Add photos & a statement about your reason for participating. Then share your page with friends and family who can donate on your behalf.
Encourage friends and family to dip or dash with you, either individually, or build a team and have a blast doing this as a group.
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