Carolina Beach Annual Polar Plunge and 5k Race for Special Olympics

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
(adjacent to Courtyard by Marriott)

Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge - bear

Join us we take a chilly plunge in the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics. It is an opportunity for the adventurous and the not so adventurous to have a great time and to support the New Hanover County Special Olympics program.

You can plunge as an individual, with a team or even plunge with your dog!

You can plunge as an individual or as a member of a team.

Proceeds go directly to benefit New Hanover County athletes, providing them with year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics - New Hanover County

Polar Plunge Schedule of Events

  • 9 a.m. 5K Registration/Packet Pickup
  • 10 a.m. Run-N-Plunge 5K
  • 11a.m.: Gates open Enjoy live music, a silent auction, costume contest, DJ, food, friends, art and more.
  • 11:20 a.m. 5K Awards Under Main Tent
  • 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Silent auction
  • 1:30 p.m.: Costume contest
  • 3:00 Line up for the PLUNGE
    • AREA 1 SPECIAL Olympian’s & Plungers Under 15
    • AREA 2 Plungers 15 and older
    • AREA 3 Plungers & Pooches
  • 3:05 p.m.: All Plunge


For details on the Polar Plunge visit: or call 341-7855.

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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