2023 Greater Sacramento Polar Plunge & 5K Trail Run supporting Special Olympics Northern California
2023 Greater Sacramento Polar Plunge & 5K Trail Run

About 2023 Greater Sacramento Polar Plunge & 5K Trail Run

Be a Super Hero and Jump in!  


Join us for the Greater Sacramento Polar Plunge and 5/K on Saturday, March 11, at Browns Ravine at Folsom Lake.  The 5/K is a new addition to the Plunge.  You can do the Run or do the Run and Plunge, it is completely up to you.  Our theme is Super Heroes so however you choose to participate, bring on the champion in you and don't forget your costume!  

Make a splash with costumed friends for the iconic Polar Plunge. Plungers can dive into the water all the way, just dip in and out, or stay completely dry and still enjoy the experience. Every Plunger must raise a minimum of $125 and will receive a Polar Plunge T-shirt and lunch. Cool School participants must raise a minimum of $50 to Plunge but must raise a minimum of $125 to earn the T-shirt and lunch.  Additional fundraising is encouraged and incentives are available.   

Register today and make a difference for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities as we return to the playing field together!

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Northern California which provides sports, education, leadership and health programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

 We reserve the right to delay, shorten or, in rare circumstances, cancel an event due to inclement weather.  The safety of participants and spectators is always our top priority, and we work with local law enforcement to be sure conditions are safe for participants.  In all our years of the event, we have yet to cancel a Polar Plunge.  No refunds will be offered if the event is cancelled or if you cannot attend.  We'll make all possible attempts - by email, website and social media - to inform participants if changes are made to the event.

​Volunteer Opportunities


Starts at:  March 11, 2023 12:00 PM
Ends at:  March 11, 2023 4:30 PM


Browns Ravine
661 Green Valley Road
El Dorado Hills,CA 94534 USA


Brrizzly the Polar Plunge Bear

Why Participate?

Your participation will directly support our inclusive sports, health, schools and leadership programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Through Special Olympics, our athletes build friendships, overcome obstacles and are empowered to realize their full potential. Success on the field leads to more opportunities in daily life as the community learns about the unique abilities and contributions of our athletes. All Special Olympics programs are provided at no cost to the athletes and their families thanks to your support.

What can you Expect?

The Polar Plunge is an iconic tradition in Special Olympics in which brave supporters take a chilly winter dip to show their dedication for our athletes. Our Plunge is a family event and costumes are encouraged! You'll have a blast and feel good knowing that the funds you raise will help us change lives.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available.

​We're offering a range of sponsorship opportunities providing a variety of benefits and ways you can show your support.

For more information contact Celia at CeliaG@sonc.org