Delight at watching other people freeze their tail ends off by taking a plunge in the bay for a good cause in Aquatic Park; it’s time for the Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California.
Unlike the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon, these nearly 1,000 brave souls won’t be swimming, just braving it—some in wacky costumes—for a quick, but agonizing dip in the chilly waters of the SF Bay.
Those who are too chicken for a plunge are typically sent to the “Chicken Coop,” so be sure to wash them with ridicule… and donate a buck to their cause while you’re at it.
2016 Polar Plunge & Dash & Splash
Saturday, February 20, 2016 | Plunge at Noon
Aquatic Park at Van Ness, San Francisco
FREE to watch
- 8:30 am – 5k Dash & Splash Run/Walk Registration ($45 minimum)
- 9:30 am – 5k Dash & Splash Run/Walk starts
- 10 am – Plunger Registration Opens ($125 minimum)
- 11:30 am: Costume contest begins
- 12 noon – Plunge
- Post-Plunge Party (everyone who raises a minimum of $125 is invited)
The 5K Dash & Splash Run/Walk takes place the morning of the Polar Plunge and is just as crazy and fun as the plunge itself with wacky costumes. Runners and walkers can pay a flat registration fee or raise additional funds for the Special Olympics.
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