San Francisco Polar Plunge & 5K Dash and Splash

Event has passed (Sat Feb 18, 2017 - Sat Feb 18, 2017)
Little Marina Green
8am - 1pm
City, Sports & Recreation, Benefit, Running
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The Dash is a 3K/5K Fun Run/Walk that starts and ends at Little Marina Green. The route takes you along the spectacular San Francisco scenery. For a registration fee of $45 you become a Dasher. Raise an additional $100 (or more) and you become a "Dasher and Splasher". That means you get to also participate in our infamous Plunge. Plungers who raise a minimum of $100 receive an official Feel the BRRR Polar Plunge long sleeve t-shirt, a great lunch and if you are 21 years of age or older, admittance to the hosted beer and wine garden where you can celebrate a wonderful day!

What is the Splash?

It's our Polar Plunge - Feel the BRRR!! We like to say that the Plunge is a minor inconvenience to a great party! The Plunge is not a swim. It's a quick dip in and out of the chilly waters of the San Francisco Bay. In fact, if you don’t want to Feel the Brrr, just register as a chicken. You’ll be excused from Plunging but still enjoy all the festivities and incentive rewards that our Plungers receive.

By raising a minimum of $100 you’ll earn an official Feel the BRRR long sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt, enjoy a great lunch, rock out to our deejay and everyone 21 years of age or older will have access to our hosted beer and wine garden. We’ll also present awards to top individual and team fundraisers as well as best costumes. We've got some awesome additional incentives you can earn and here's one you won't want to miss! Raise a minimum of $600 and you'll gain admittance to our VIP pre-Plunge party at the St. Francis Yacht Club. You'll enjoy breakfast foods, beverages, including "courage juice" for those 21 years of age or older and VIP check-in for the Plunge.

And let's not forget the costumes! Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume. Are they mandatory? Heck no, but they sure are a huge part of the fun. Where else will you get to wear your favorite Halloween costume more than once a year?

After Splash Bash

If the thrill of the chill is not your thing, we like to say that the Plunge is a minor inconvenience to a great party and you can take that to the bank!

Can we start with our VIP party at the exclusive, members only, St Francis Yacht Club? Raise a minimum of $600 and you'll be rubbing elbows with other top fundraisers, while sipping "courage juice" (if you're 21 years of age or older) enjoying breakfast foods and VIP check-in.

For those who raise a minimum of $100, after you "Feel the BRRR" (or not if you're a registered chicken) the party continues! You'll be treated to a hot buffet lunch, while rocking out to our DJ and those who are 21 years of age or older will have free admittance to our hosted beer and wine garden.

Now if that isn't enough, let us remind you about our awards. Oh yes friends! We'll be presenting awards to the top fundraiser as well top fundraising teams in each team category. There's more and you might want to sit for this. We will be presenting best costume awards in several categories as selected by members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (and if they don't know about costumes, who does)?

So, when we say the Plunge us a minor inconvenience to a great party, we aren't just whistling Dixie!

Why Your Support Matters

The money raised will help us continue to provide sports training and competition opportunities to the 19,940 Special Olympics athletes we currently serve, while enabling us to reach out to other individuals not yet engaged in our life-changing programs. Athletes involved in Special Olympics are empowered with self-confidence and self-esteem that carries over into their everyday lives, right in your local community. They are your family, neighbors, coworkers, friends and your classmates.

So grab your family, friends and co-workers and together let’s Feel the Brrr!

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kevin Reeds at 925-944-8801 ext. 226 or [email protected]




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