2021 Santa Cruz Plunge

Join us on August 28, 2021

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August 28, 2021 @ Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos    donate to participant

10:00 am - Registration Opens & Pre-Plunge Festivities                                   
12 noon - Plunge!

We're back in person and can't wait to have you join us for our not so "Polar" Plunge.  Normally taking place in March, this year you'll trade in your winter coats and mittens for flip-flops and sun screen as we raise much needed funds for Special Olympics Northern California. 

We encourage everyone to bring at least one family member, co-worker, or friend to register and Plunge with you. Better yet, be a Team Captain and invite everyone you know to be a part of this crazy event. 

There are two registration options; you can register as a Plunger and feel the thrill and make a splash or as a Towel Holder, and participate while staying dry and cheer on your teammates from the sidelines. You'll make your choice when you register. 

All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $125 and, in return, will receive a really cool Plunge t-shirt.  The more you raise the more you can earn.  The funds you raise will ensure that Special Olympics athletes have their vital sports and health programs during these challenging times.

Your Well-Being is Our Top Priority

We are looking forward to hosting you in-person and are taking precautions to ensure your health and safety during this outdoor event.  If we all do our part, everyone can enjoy a fun and safe Plunge experience!  If you have any questions, please email us at Plunge@Sonc.com

check out the cool swag!

Costumes are encouraged, dress to impress!

All participants under the age of 18 must bring a hard copy of the waiver signed by a legal guardian.  Click here to print out the waiver.


We look forward to everyone enjoying the 2021 Plunge in the safest environment possible. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation Special Olympics Northern California reserves the right to transition the Santa Cruz Plunge into a completely virtual event should conditions not allow for in-person gatherings. All registration fees, and donations, from the in-person event will be moved to the virtual event. All transactions are non-refundable.