2017 Polar Plunge: 100s Brave Freezing Waters | SF
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Little Marina Green | 3500 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA
Delight at watching other people freeze their tail ends off by taking a plunge in the bay for a good cause in Little Marina Green; 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.
2017 Polar Plunge
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | Plunge at Noon
Little Marina Green, 3500 Yacht Rd, SF
FREE to watch
- 8:30 am – 3k/5k Dash & Splash Run/Walk Registration ($45 minimum)
- 9:30 am – 3k/5k Dash & Splash Run/Walk starts
- 10 am – Plunger Registration Opens ($100 minimum)
- 11:30 am: Costume Contest Begins
- 12 noon – Plunge
- Post-Plunge Party (everyone who raises a minimum of $100 is invited)
The 3k/K 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.