15th Annual Carolina Beach Polar Plunge: Feb 23rd

Help support local Special Olympics athletes by participating in the 5K, 1 Mile walk or by taking a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. Run for a great cause on a certified 5K course open to all ages and skill levels. Race participants will not be required to plunge, but are encouraged to heat up with the run/walk and cool down with the Polar Plunge – because some people are just worth freezing for!

Live music, vendors, food trucks and games make this a one-of-a-kind special event not to be missed!

Special Olympics New Hanover County provides year-round sports training, competition, social events, and Camp Shriver summer camp for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.

In New Hanover County, over 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Our program relies solely on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of over 300 volunteers to provide these services at no cost to the athletes or their families.



5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
9 & Under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+


Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, February 22, 2019

Fleet Feet Wilmington
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

4 PM – 7 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pick up your packet.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Kure Beach Boardwalk
105 Atlantic Ave.
Kure Beach, NC 28449

11:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
1:00 PM  –  Registration Closes
1:30 PM  –  5K & 1 Mile Races Start
2:30 PM  –  Awards
3:05 PM  –  Polar Plunge

Race Day Parking

Parking is available first come first serve at Public Parking spots along Kure Beach streets.


5K Race (Does NOT Include Plunge)
Through January 31   $30
February 1 through February 22   $35
Race Day: February 23   $40

1 Mile Fun Run (Does NOT Include Plunge)
Through Race Day  — $30

Polar Plunge
Combo: 5K or 1 Mile AND Plunge — $65
Plunge ONLY — $50
Plunge ONLY with Pooch — $55

For more information visit: https://its-go-time.com/Polar-Plunge/


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