2024 San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge supporting Special Olympics Northern California
2024 San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge

About 2024 San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge

Support Special Olympics NorCal at the San Francisco 5K/10K & Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Aquatic Park


The Plunge is not a swim: it's a party and you're invited.  Make a splash with costumed friends for the iconic Polar Plunge (costumes aren't required, but they sure are fun)! Plungers can jump 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 can be earned.


Warm up before you cool down! Prior to the Plunge, join us for the scenic 5K/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.  Runners are encouraged to participate in the Plunge by raising an additional $125 and party with our Plungers who will get their chill on for Special Olympics.

Dash or Splash or do both - join us for the coolest party of the year!


If you're a Plunge participant, take advantage of the Early "Bear" Special and register by December 31, 2023, to avoid the Polar Plunge $25 Registration fee.

Be bold and get cold for our amazing Special Olympics athletes! Register today and make a difference for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  


Starts at:  February 24, 2024 10:30 AM
Ends at:  February 24, 2024 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.

Make a difference in your community!