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Polar Plunge: It's Worth Freezing For

Help support local Special Olympics athletes by participating in a 5K run, a one-mile walk or by taking a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on February 15 at Kure Beach. Run for a great
cause on a certified 5K course open to all ages and skill levels.

Race participants won’t 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 the Camp Shriver summer camp for people 8 years old and older with intellectual disabilities. In New Hanover County, more than 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics. The program relies solely on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of 300-plus volunteers to provide these services at no cost to the athletes or their families.

Cost: starting at $30. Location: Kure Beach Boardwalk, 105 Atlantic Ave. For more information and to register, call 910-341-7253, email [email protected] or visit
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