Polar Plunge 5K & 1 Mile

Kure Beach, NC
February 15

When & Where

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park
105 Atlantic Ave.
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Distances

5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

1:30 PM  –  5K & 1 Mile Start
3:05 PM  –  Polar Plunge

2019 Polar Plunge 5K Results

Help support local Special Olympics athletes by participating in the 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run/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!

About the Cause

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+

Other Awards
• Costume Contest
• Highest Fundraiser

(2019 Shirt Design)

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Monday, January 27, 2020. The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes, and are made of cotton. (Participants also have the option to opt-out of a shirt for a discount on registration)

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

Hoodies, Zip-Ups, and Towels will also be available for participants to purchase on Race Day. 

Run around Kure Beach from the boardwalk and through neighborhoods and parks. This flat race course is a great opportunity to get a new Personal Record!

This race is also stroller, wheelchair and dog friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Packet Pickup

There is is NO pre-race day Packet Pickup for this race. All bibs & swag items must be picked up on race morning during registration.

Please allow enough extra time to pickup your packet before the race starts. Races will start promptly at their designated start times.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park
105 Atlantic Ave.
Kure Beach, NC 28449

11:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
1:15 PM  –  Registration Closes
1:30 PM  –  5K & 1 Mile Start
2:30 PM  –  Awards
3:05 PM  –  Polar Plunge

Race Day Parking

There is no parking at the Kure Beach Pier. Parking is available on a first come first serve basis at Public Parking spots along Kure Beach streets. Please allow enough  extra time to find parking.

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REGISTRATION & PRICING

5K Race – NO Shirt (Does NOT Include Plunge)
Through January 31  —  $25

February 1 through February 13  —  $30
February 14 & February 15  —  $35

5K Race – WITH Shirt (Does NOT Include Plunge)
Through January 31  —  $30

February 1 through February 13  —  $35
February 14 & February 15  —  $40

1 Mile Fun Run – NO Shirt (Does NOT Include Plunge)
Through February 15  —  $25

1 Mile Fun Run – WITH Shirt (Does NOT Include Plunge)
Through February 15  —  $30

Polar Plunge – NO SHIRT
5K or 1 Mile AND Plunge  —  $60
Plunge ONLY  —  $45
Plunge ONLY with Pooch  —  $50

Polar Plunge – WITH SHIRT
5K or 1 Mile AND Plunge  —  $65
Plunge ONLY  —  $50
Plunge ONLY with Pooch  —  $55

FAQ & GUIDELINES

Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.