2023 San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge supporting Special Olympics Northern California
2023 San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge

About 2023 San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge

Support Special Olympics Northern California and Jump in!

Join us for the San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Northern California on Saturday, March 4, at Aquatic Park

Run, Plunge, or do both! 

The family-friendly event will begin with scenic 5K and 10K timed runs along the Bay with beautiful views of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. Registration is $45 for the 5K and $55 for the 10K and includes a commemorative medal.  Awards will be presented to top 3 finishers in each division.  Costumes are encouraged.

Runners are encouraged to participate in the Plunge by raising an additional $125 and get ready to party with other brave souls with warm hearts who will get their chill on for Special Olympics.  Every Plunger must raise a minimum of $125 and will receive a Polar Plunge T-shirt and a BBQ 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 meal. Additional fundraising is encouraged and incentive rewards can be earned based on the funds raised.  So what are you waiting for?  Dash or Splash or do both - join us for the coolest party of the year. 

Volunteer Opportunities


Starts at:  March 4, 2023 10:30 AM
Ends at:  March 4, 2023 3:30 PM


Aquatic Park
502 Jefferson
San Francisco,CA 94109 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?

You can participate in the 5K or 10K, the Polar Plunge, or both!

The 5K/10K are timed runs along the Bay with scenic views of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge.  Runners in the 5K and 10K receive a commemorative medal.

The Polar Plunge is an iconic tradition in Special Olympics in which brave supporters take a chilly winter dip to show their dedication for athletes. Our Plunge is held at Aquatic Park and costumes are encouraged! A Polar Plunge T-shirt and meal is included in your $125 fundraising minimum.

A Wide Range of Sponsorship Opportunities are Available.

To learn more, please contact Celia at CeliaG@sonc.org