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Brave The Bay

December 02, 2017

Location :

Aquatic Park
San Francisco

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Brave the Bay is an active, festive holiday-themed event perfect for San Franciscans of any age! You choose the athletic event that most appeals to you –  Snowflake Shuffle 5K, Polar Bear Plunge in the Bay, or Holiday Haul Cable Car Pull, or participate in all three, in the Winter Warrior Triathlon!  Learn more and register at

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We Have Three Festive Events to Choose From:

Snowflake Shuffle 5K

It's a family-friendly 5K walk and fun-run, beginning and ending in Aquatic Park. This is a certified course, but no official timing is provided.

  • 9:00 am
  • $35 per person, with additional fundraising encouraged
  • Free for wish children and families
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Polar Bear Plunge

Find out just exactly how cold the San Francisco Bay is! Whether you take the slow and steady wade-in approach or get it over with quickly, your supporters and spectators will be impressed by your fortitude. Towels, hot drinks and showers are provided. This Plunge also features the executive challenge geared toward Senior and C-Level Management.

  • 10:30 am
  • $35 per person, with additional fundraising encouraged
  • Free for wish children and families
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Holiday Haul

Put your strength to the test! Gather a team of six to participate, and you'll be paired against another team to see who can pull a cable car the fastest over a distance of 200 feet.
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • $200 per team of six, with additional fundraising encouraged
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For the ulitimate holiday challenge, participate in all three events: the Winter Warrior Triathlon!

Cops and Coffee

Not feeling sporty? Enjoy the day's athletic events from the sidelines, then head to the Buena Vista Cafe (featuring world-famous Irish Coffee and so much more!) for a relaxing meal as part of the Cops & Coffee Program from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Your server will be assisted by one of San Francisco's finest - a wonderful SFPD officer working hard that day to make sure your meal arrives hot . . . and accepting your generous tip - 100% of which benefits Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474