Join Special Olympics Northern California for the Bay Area’s coolest event of the year – the Polar Plunge & 5K Dash and Splash! As you run or walk the beautiful 5K course, you’ll enjoy majestic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Fields and Bay Area! Click here to see the full 5K Dash and Splash route! Then cool off in the best way as you Plunge into the San Francisco Bay at Aquatic Park! Whether you run, Plunge or both – you’re sure to have a great time – and all for our Special Olympics athletes! Plus, afterwards, have a blast at our After Splash Bash!
What Are My Registration Options for the San Francisco Plunge and/or 5K Dash and Splash?
- Plunge only: Raise a minimum of $125 and take the Plunge! You’ll receive a hooded Polar Plunge sweatshirt and free admittance to the After Splash Bash! We’ve got lots of tools to make fundraising easy! If you want to participate but not Plunge, register as a chicken and earn the same fundraising prizes as Plungers!
- Plunge and Run/Walk: Participate in our 5K Dash and Splash and then take the Polar Plunge! There’s a flat $45 5K fee and then an additional $125 of fundraising to take the Plunge. We’ve got lots of tools to make fundraising easy! Once you hit that $125 fundraising mark, you’ll receive a hooded Polar Plunge sweatshirt and free admittance to theAfter Splash Bash!
- Run/Walk only: Participate in our 5K Dash and Splash! Registration is $45.
San Francisco 5K and Polar Plunge Schedule:
8:30 a.m. – 5K Dash and Splash registration opens at 3260 Van Ness Ave.
9:30 a.m. – 5K Dash and Splash begins — see the route here!
10 a.m. – Polar Plunge registration at Beach and Hyde streets
11:30 a.m. – Costume judging
Noon – Polar Plunge!
1 p.m. – Post-Splash Bash and awards!
Why Should I Plunge & Run?
All funds raised benefit the 22,052 Special Olympics athletes in Northern California & Nevada! You Plunge and run 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!
Need to make an offline donation? Click here for a offline donation form.
Still have questions? Check out our Plunge FAQ page.