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Where can I find information on COVID-19 safety measures?

Please visit our COVID-19 Safety Measures page.

Who does the Sun Run & Solar Plunge benefit?

The Sun Run & Solar Plunge benefits more than 9,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state, who compete and train year-round in 19 different sports. For many of our athletes, Special Olympics Wisconsin is their main way to stay connected, active and engaged.

While the pandemic has been hard on all of us, it has hit our athletes especially hard. We have worked hard to adapt and reduce social isolation by offering a variety of safe alternatives to help keep the athletes connected and healthy, but we all know that it’s just not quite the same.

That’s why your support through the Sun Run & Solar Plunge is so important this year. Special Olympics Wisconsin needs to be able to hit the ground running when things get back to normal.

How much of my donation goes to Special Olympics Wisconsin?

100%! We thank you for your support of the athletes that we serve!

What items should I bring to the Sun Run & Solar Plunge?

  • A facemask
  • Running Shoes
  • Phone & Headphones, but remember you may Plunge after your run!
  • A bag + change of clothes + towel
  • Another participant! Recruit a friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance and get them to Run & Plunge with you. It’s always more fun with friends (socially distanced, of course)!

What are the emergency weather plans for the Sun Run & Solar Plunge?

All events will take place rain or shine!

I’m having a difficult time registering online–who can I speak with for help?

Your local Sun Run & Solar Plunge guru will be your first resource for all things event-specific, including making sure you and your team are registered correctly.

How much does it cost to participate?

  • $35 – includes event T-shirt
  • $120 – Fun in the Sun 4-pack; 4 registrations + event T-shirts ($20 savings)
  • FREE – Children 4 and under

Raise above $75 to earn awesome summer-themed incentives!

What is your refund policy?

Charitable contributions are non-refundable, and the minimum Sun Run & Solar Plunge fundraising requirement is considered a charitable contribution and is therefore also non-refundable.

I have a group of people that want to do this together. Can we form a team?

Yes! Forming a team is a great way to motivate one another to raise more money for Special Olympics Wisconsin. When registering, select the “Create a Team” option.

Will my team be able to Run & Plunge together?

Yes! Just make sure each member of your team chooses the same wave time.

How can I become more involved in Special Olympics Wisconsin?

We’re always looking for event volunteers, coaches, and committee members to help our organization continue to grow. And we’re more than just sports competitions. We offer leadership forums, health initiatives and school programming in addition to sports training and tournaments! Contact your regional Special Olympics Wisconsin office for more details!

What happens if the event is canceled?

We reserve the right to delay, shorten, or in rare circumstances, cancel an event due to inclement weather. An event may also be canceled due to state and/or local COVID safety orders. Safety of participants and spectators is always extremely important to us. No refunds will be offered if the event is cancelled or if you cannot attend. If an event were to be cancelled, we would still offer an incentive pick-up option to participants. We’ll make all possible attempts – by email, website and social media – to inform participants if changes are made to an event.


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