Polar Plunge Roles

Here are the registration type, team categories and participant roles  that are available to you.  



You are prepared to go "all the way" and hit the water running.  You can dip your dip your big toe or your whole body; it's completely up to you! 


Cold water not your thing? Can "bear-ly" tolerate the thought of getting one little toostie wet?  Register as a chicken and you'll be excused from getting wet.  

Remote Plunger

Have a conflict with the Plunge date and can't attend the event?  You can still help.  Register as a Remote Plunger.

Pay to Plunge

Not inclined to fundraise, but still want to do your part?  You can pay the minimum of $125 when you register and you are all set!  Of course, if you change your mind, you still have the option of raising funds.  

5K or 10K Runner

Pay a flat registration fee when you register and enjoy the beautiful run through some of San Francisco's most scenic neighborhoods.

5K or 10K & Plunge

Do the run of your choice AND Plunge!  In addition to the registratin race fee, raise an additional $125 or more.

5K or 10K & Chicken

Do the run and Plunge but stay dry!  In addtion to the registratin race fee, raise a minimum of $125 to participate.



If you are the type of person who likes to do things on your own, you will want to register as an individual.  We think you will have a lot more fun if you grab a friend or two and start a team, but it is completely up to you. 

Join a Team

Safety in numbers - right?  Select this role if you want to join your family, friends and co-workers who have already started a team.  If you click on this role, you will be able to search the current teams registered so you can join your team.  

Start a Team

If you are a take charge kind of person, you will definitely want to start your own team.  You'll be asked to create a team name and then have the option of inviting family, friends and co-workers to join you.


Company Team
Open to corporations, local businesses, their employees and families.

Cool School Team
If you are a K - 12 student, teacher or administrator, this category is for you!

Law Enforcement Team
Open to all First Responders and their families.

Community Team
Perfect for colleges, clubs, organizations and the greater community.

Special Olympics Team
Perfect if you are a Special Olympics athlete, volunteer, coach or family member.