Polar Plunge 5K

Sat February 11, 2017 Kure Beach, NC US 28449 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.plungenhc.com/.

Place
Kure Beach Boardwalk by the Pier
Atlantic Avenue
Kure Beach, NC US 28449
Description

The Special Olympics of New Hanover County invites you to participate in the Annual Polar Plunge 5K (USATF Certified) and Plunge. Join us in a 5K winding through downtown Kure Beach and ending at the boardwalk! As usual, race participants are encouraged to dress up. There will be live music, art, food vendors, classic car show, a Chinese auction pre-race, a costume contest, and of course the plunge at the end!

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THE RACE

Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Kure Beach Boardwalk by the Pier
Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach 28449

DISTANCES OFFERED

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 discription below.

START TIMES

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

ABOUT THE RACE

The special Olympics of New Hanover County invites you to participate in the Annual Polar Bear Plunge 5K and Plunge. Join us in a Certified 5K (NC16063DF) winding through downtown Kure Beach and ending at the boardwalk! As usual, race participants are encouraged to dress up. There will be live music, art, food vendors, classic car show, a Chinese auction pre-race, a costume contest, and of course the plunge at the end!

ABOUT THE CAUSE

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 soley 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

Kure Beach Boardwalk
Atlantic Avenue
Kure Beach, NC 28449
11:00 a.m. 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 closes
1:30 p.m. - 5K Starts
1:35 p.m. - 1 Mile Starts
2:00 p.m. - Silent Auttion Closes
3:05 p.m. - Plunge!
3:20 p.m. - Awards Begin (This time is approximate)

PARTICIPANT PERKS

RACE SHIRTS:
Shirts come in Unisex sizes S - XXL. Those who register before January 27, 2017 are guaranteed a shirt.

AWARDS

• 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

Packet Pickup
Friday, February 10, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Omega Sports at Hanover Center

Onsite Registration
Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Kure Beach Boardwalk
Atlantic Avenue
Kure Beach, NC 28449

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 Packe Pickup listed above.

PARTICIPANT FEES

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ADULTS
PLUNGE ONLY
$50
5K ONLY
$30
PLUNGE AND 5K
$65
PLUNGE WITH POOCH
$55
PLUNGE AND 1 Mile
$65
1 Mile ONLY
$30 - all abilities, dogs welcome

STUDENTS (School ID is required)
PLUNGE ONLY
$30
5K ONLY
$30
PLUNGE AND 5K
$45
PLUNGE WITH POOCH
$35
PLUNGE AND 1 Mile
$45
1 MILE ONLY
$25 - all abilities, dogs welcome

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION

PARKING
Participants may park in Kure Beach parking lots and on-street parking.

 

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 27, 2017, to allow time for printing. (please email Tiffany Lesley for information on team t-shirts 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.

 

 

HOTEL
Courtyard Oceanfront Carolina Beach Hotel is offering 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: ChronoTrack Tag 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 Brunswick Timing as each race is organized by a different group. 

 E-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

5K Race Course

USATF Certification # NC16063DF

1 Mile Course