Polar Plunge 5K, February 13, 2016

 

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2016 RESULTS

 

Overall Results Age Group Results

2016 Photos

 

 


THE RACE

People in ocean

Saturday, February 13, 2016
1:30 p.m.

The Boardwalk at Cape Fear Blvd.

Carolina Beach, NC 28428

 


 

DISTANCES OFFERED

 

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Participants may choose to run or walk the timed 5K distance. The 1 Mile is untimed.
You may also choose to simply jump in the ocean!
This course is stroller friendly. See course description below.

 


 

START TIMES

 

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1:30 p.m. – 5K race starts
1:35 p.m. – 1K race starts
3:05 p.m. – Plunge starts

 

Please plan to be at the start line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. Walkers and strollers are asked to line up in the back.

 


 

ABOUT THE RACE

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The Special Olympics of New Hanover County invites you to participate in the Annual Polar Plunge 5K and Plunge. Join us in a 5K winding through Carolina Beach and ending at the boardwalk! As usual, race participants are encouraged to dress up. There will be a Chinese auction pre-race, a costume contest, and of course the plunge at the end!

 


 

ABOUT THE CAUSE

 

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Take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean or run for a cause and raise money for Special Olympics New Hanover County. Special Olympics NHC 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. This program receives no government funding and 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.

 


 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016 
Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

4 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
100 Cape Fear Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

11:00 Gates open – Live music, silent auction, costume contest, food
12:30 p.m. – On-site Registration/Packet Pickup opens
1:15 p.m. – On-site Registration/Packet Pickup close
1:30 p.m. – 5K Starts
1:35 p.m. – 1 Mile Starts
2:00 p.m. – Silent Auction Closes
3:05 p.m. – Plunge!
3:20 p.m. – Awards Begin (This time is approximate)

 


 

THE COURSE

2016 polar plunge map(Click to Enlarge)


 

PARTICIPANT PERKS

 

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RACE SHIRTS:
Shirts come in Unisex sizes S-XXL. Those who register before January 29, 2016 are guaranteed a shirt.

 


 

AWARDS

 

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  • Top Overall 5K Male and Female
  • Top 5K Finisher in Male and Female Age Groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-35, 36-54, 55 and up
  • Individual Award – Most money raised by an individual. (please email Tiffany Lesley for information on raising money!)
  • Team Awards – Most money raised by a team in each division. (please email Tiffany Lesley for information on raising money!)
  • Division 1 is teams of 5-19 plungers
  • Division 2 is teams of 20 + plungers

 


 

PACKET PICKUP & ONSITE REGISTRATION

 

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Friday, February 12, 2016
4 – 7 p.m.

Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk
100 Cape Fear Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

 

Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pick up listed above. For those who wish to register in person, you may do so at any Packet Pickup listed above.

 


 

PARTICIPANT FEES

Register online to save!

 

ADULTS

PLUNGE ONLY

$50

5K ONLY

$25 – Until February 11

$30 – Day of Race

PLUNGE AND 5K

$60 – Until February 11

$65 – Day of  Race

PLUNGE WITH POOCH

$55

PLUNGE AND 1 Mile

$60- Until February 11

$65 – Day of Race

1 Mile ONLY

$25 – all abilities, dogs welcome

 

STUDENTS (School ID is required)

PLUNGE ONLY

$30

5K ONLY

$25 – Until February 11

$30 – Day of Race

PLUNGE AND 5K

$40 – Until February 11

$45 – Day of  Race

PLUNGE WITH POOCH

$35

PLUNGE AND 1 Mile

$40- Until February 11

$45 – Day of Race

1 Mile ONLY

$25 – all abilities, dogs welcome

 

 

Online registration closes at midnight on February 11, 2016.

There is a $3 online credit card processing fee.

 

 


 

REGISTRATION

 

On-Line Registration has closed. You can still register at packet pick up and the day of the race starting at 12:30 p.m.

 


 

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION

 

PARKING

Participants may park around the Carolina Beach.

 

SPECIAL TEAM CHALLENGE

If you have a team (5+ plungers), you can receive a custom Polar Plunge shirt with your team name printed on it. Team name, list of members, and pledge amounts must be turned in by January 31, 2016, to allow time for printing. (please email Tiffany Lesley for information on team tshirts and raising money!)

 

COSTUME CONTEST

Find your inner super hero! Teams or individuals can dress in costume to add to the fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

 

PAST 5K RESULTS

2015 RACE RESULTS

2015 5K Overall Results2015 Age Group Results

2014 RACE RESULTS

2014 5K OVERALL RESULTS 2014 5K AGE GROUP RESULTS

2014 PHOTOS FINISH VIDEO

For Questions Email Zach@its-go-time.com

 

HOTEL

Courtyard Oceanfront Carolina Beach Hotel is offer discount hotel rates to Polar Plunge participants who are traveling from out of town. The oceanfront resort offers convenient access to Kure Beach, NC Aquarium, Ft. Fisher historical site, NC Ferry-Southport, historic downtown Wilmington riverwalk and Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Call (910) 458-2030 or visit their website to make reservations.

 


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:
Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
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.