Join Special Olympics Northern California for the Bay Area’s coolest event of the year – the Polar Plunge & 5K Fun Run/Walk! As you run or walk the beautiful 5K course, you’ll enjoy majestic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Chrissy Fields and Bay Area! Then cool off in the best way as you Plunge into the San Francisco Bay at Aquatic Park! Whether you Dash or Splash – you’re sure to have a great time – and all for our Special Olympics athletes!
What Are My Registration Options for the San Francisco Plunge and/or 5K Fun Run/Walk?
- Plunge only: Raise a minimum of $125 and take the Plunge! You’ll receive a hooded Polar Plunge sweatshirt and free admittance to the post-Plunge festivities. We’ve got lots of tools to make raising the fundraising easy!
- Plunge and Run/Walk: Participate in our 5K fun run/walk and then take the Polar Plunge! If you sign up before 12/31/14, there’s a $40 5K fee and then an additional $125 of Plunge fundraising. We’ve got lots of tools to make fundraising easy! You’ll receive a 5K t-shirt and once you hit that $125 fundraising mark, you’ll receive a hooded Polar Plunge sweatshirt and free admittance to the post-Plunge festivities. The 5K registration is $45 from 1/1/15-2/20/15 and $50 on the day-of the 5K.
- Run/Walk only: Participate in our 5K fun run/walk! Sign up before 12/31/14 and registration is just $40! All runners receive a 5K t-shirt! The 5K registration is $45 from 1/1/15-2/20/15 and $50 on the day-of the 5K.
- Chicken: Raise a minimum of $125 and you don’t have to Plunge! You’ll still receive a hooded Polar Plunge sweatshirt and free admittance to the post-Plunge festivities. We’ve got lots of tools to make raising the fundraising easy!
What Is the Polar Plunge?
It’s a party! The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, schools, and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into winter-chilled waters! The wackier the costume, the better! All funds raised benefit the more than 19,960 Special Olympics athletes in Northern California & Nevada!
Where is the Plunge & Run?
We suggest you arrive at least one hour prior to the 5K so you have time to park and check in and stretch!
For your GPS:
Dash and Splash Registration: 3260 Van Ness Parking lot (next to Aquatic Park)
The Plunge Location: Aquatic Park, Beach Street and Hyde, San Francisco, CA 94133
Why Should I Plunge?
So that the Special Olympics athletes in your neighborhood can compete! Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. Yet people with intellectual disabilities can face doubt, barriers and low expectations. For many, Special Olympics is the only place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions. Make athletes’ dream come true and have a blast at the Plunge!
Still have questions? Check out our Plunge FAQ page.
Top-10 San Francisco Individual Fundraisers
|Rank||Fundraiser||Team Name||Funds Raised|
|1.||Christy Dodge||Danville PD Divers||$8,550.79|
|2.||Dan Anisman||Danville PD Divers||$4,880.00|
|3.||Randell Wingate||Oakland PD||$3,841.00|
|4.||Kerri Hansen||Alameda County Sheriff’s Office||$3,180.00|
|5.||Kim Price||Team Napa||$3,107.00|
|6.||John Sasaki||KTVU Polar Vortex||$2,025.00|
|7.||John Sanchez||San Mateo County NSSSDD||$1,720.00|
|8.||Shelby Molini||Bay Area Special Olympics Lions Club||$1,710.00|
|9.||Amanda Routh||Team zomBay||$1,640.00|
|10.||Erin Benisek||East Bay Sea Serpents||$1,600.00|
Top-3 San Francisco Community Teams
|Rank||Team Name||Team Captain||Funds Raised|
|1.||Team Napa||Kim Price||$10,598.00|
|2.||Team zomBay||Trevor Pratt||$7,980.00|
|3.||Bay Area Special Olympics Club||Amy Fink||$4,685.00|
Top-3 San Francisco Cool School Teams
|Rank||Team Name||School Name||Team Captain||Funds Raised|
|1.||Monte Vista Mustangs||Monte Vista High School||Marina Velo||$7,550.45|
|2.||Los Cerros Middle School||Los Cerros Middle School||Susan O’Reilly||$6,126.00|
|3.||Castro Valley High School||Castro Valley High School||Emma Woidtke||$3,033.00|
Top-3 San Francisco Corporate Challenge Teams
|Rank||Team Name||Company||Funds Raised|
|1.||Aerotek – San Francisco||Aerotek||$12,662.50|
|2.||Aerotek Nickel and Dime||Aerotek||$10,597.00|
|3.||Duck Dynasty||Allegis – San Jose||$10,371.31|
Top-3 San Francisco Law Enforcement Teams
|Rank||Team Name||LETR Agency||Funds Raised|
|1.||Danville PD Divers||Danville Police Department||$17,377.37|
|2.||Oakland PD||Oakland Police Department||$15,818.00|
|3.||SFPD Plungers||San Francisco Police Department||$15,524.25|