Polar Plunge 5K & 1 Mile

Kure Beach, NC

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Welcome to the Special Olympics Fundraising website


NOTE:  We thank you for your donation.  DONATIONS DO NOT ENTER YOU into the Polar Plunge 5K, 1 Mile, or Plunge. If you would like to participate in the event, in addition to your generous donation, please register for the event HERE.

Registered Runners & Polar Plungers Fundraise:
If you have registered for the 1 Mile, 5K, or Plunge, a fundraising page has been set up for you.  If you did not receive an email with instructions to access your page, please contact us.

Become a Fundraiser:
If you would like to raise funds for the Special Olympics New Hanover County, click on the BECOME A FUNDRAISER button to the right.

Join a Fundraising Team:
To join a fundraising team, just search for the Fundraising Team in the search box above.  Then click on Join Team.  *Note: Fundraising Teams are different than Race Teams.

Donate to a Team Fundraiser:
Click on the purple DONATE button to the top right then follow the instructions.

Donate to an Individual Fundraiser:
Click on the purple DONATE button to the top right, then follow the instructions.

Make a General Donation:
If you are not interested in the run or the plunge, or have already registered, and would like to make a general donation, please click on the purple DONATE button to the right and then on General Donation.


Special Olympics New Hanover County provides year-round sports training, competition, social events, and the Camp Shriver summer camp for people ages 8 and older with intellectual disabilities. 

More than 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics New Hanover County. The program relies on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of over 300 volunteers. These services are provided at no cost to the athletes or their families.

Your donation helps bring those with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.

On behalf of the athletes, their families, and program staff, thank you for helping transform a life through the joy of sports.

Welcome to the Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraising/donation website.  
Welcome to the Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraising/donation website.  

Top Individuals

IAN LERCH $1,134.35
Stephanie Abel $187.98
Emilee Pennell $135.00
SHARON FAY $100.00

Top Teams