2019 United Airlines Dash & Splash

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Saturday, February 23 @ San Francisco's Aquatic Park

Plunge with a Purpose

Hop, skip, run or jump into the chilly waters of the Bay Area for our amazing Special Olympics athletes.  Whether you're a brave soul or a chicken, we invite you to join us as we Plunge with a Purpose - to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities.  

Funds raised from the Polar Plunge will help us continue to create change in our communities and enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports.  Join the fun and make a difference!  

There are 3 ways to participate and you'll select your option when you register.  

Dash (5K/3K)

The Dash is a 5K/3K Fun Run through some of San Francisco's most beautiful neighborhoods. Registration is $45 per person.  

Splash (Polar Plunge)

The Polar Plunge challenges brave participants to take a chilly splash into the bay. A fundraising minimum of $125 per person is required.  Water not your thing? Register as a “chicken” and enjoy the same perks as our plungers while staying dry.  Not able to attend, but still want to help?  Register as a virtual plunger.

Dash and Splasher
Want to really make an impact?  Register for the 5K and the Polar Plunge.  Pay your $45 registration fee and raise an additional minimum of $125 and you'll enjoy all kinds of perks!

Plunge Perks

Have a blast! All registered participants who raise the minimum $125 are invited to the Pre-Splash Bash featuring complimentary beer and wine, breakfast burritos and other treats to provide some insulation before the icy Plunge.  Festivities will include a DJ, awards, costume contest, special guests, incentives and more.  Guest breakfast tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 each.  Purchase tickets

Costumes are strongly encouraged for both the Polar Plunge and the 5KDress to Impress!

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Event Schedule*

9:00 a.m. - Registration opens for the 3K/5K
10:00 a.m. - Race begins
10:30 a.m. - Registration opens for the Polar Plunge
10:30 a.m. - Breakfast service begins
11:30 a.m. - Costume judging & awards
Noon - Polar Plunge!
1 p.m. - Beer and wine service ends
*Subject to change

Questions? Please click the tabs under Home on the left or contact Plunge@sonc.org.

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Quick Stats

$173,988.34 Raised
759 Participants

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