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.
• 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+
• Costume Contest
• Highest Fundraiser
*** ALL RACE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL ***
Schedule & Parking Info
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.
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