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Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump: Who's ready for an icy swim?

Dust off your flip-flops and find your bathing suit… It’s time for a swim.

PORTAGE LAKES, Ohio — Hundreds of people will make a big splash Saturday afternoon as the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump returns for another icy event at Portage Lakes State Park in Summit County.

It’s all being done to raise money for the Akron Rotary Camp and Ronald McDonald House of Akron.

This year’s chilly charity event is going to be brutally cold, too, because the forecast is currently calling for 29 degrees and partly cloudy skies when the jump starts at 2 p.m.

When pre-registration closed Tuesday, organizers say 685 signed up, marking a new pre-registration record. The pre-registered jumpers range in age from 5 to 75.

If you missed pre-registration but still want to take the plunge, participants can sign up in person the day of the event starting at noon.

So far, they've already raised $130,000 through the pre-registration. Their goal is $150,000.

Last year, the event raised more than $160,000 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

2020 marks the 17th annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump. 

If you want to take the icy plunge -- or just go to watch the action unfold -- Portage Lakes State Park is located at 5031 Manchester Road.

3News will be there to capture all the ice-cold action! Be sure to check back later today to see tons of video and photos!

RELATED: FORECAST | See the extended forecast

NOTE: Video below is from 2019's event. You can also see photos from last year's event in the two galleries below:

RELATED: VIDEO | Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump 2019: Watch as hundreds plunge into icy waters for charity

RELATED: Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump 2018: Hundreds dive into icy waters | VIDEO & PHOTOS

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