Rotary International District 5150 proudly presents

The Hunt to End Polio: an Urban Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 21, 2023

The Cannery | Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco, California

About the event

The Hunt to End Polio is part-scavenger hunt, part-treasure hunt, and a LOT of fun!

The Hunt to End Polio is an entertaining, team-oriented, urban adventure. Work as a team to complete challenges, puzzles, or other crazy tasks to earn points, while stumbling upon cool new places in San Francisco.  The event will conclude with prizes, food, and fellowship at the Cannery in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Adventurers of all ages are welcome! Costumes are encouraged (including costume contest prizes).  The Hunt to End Polio is sponsored by Rotary International District 5150 to commemorate World Polio Day.


  • 8:00AM - On-site registration opens (must be signed up by 9AM to participate)
  • 9:00AM - Opening Ceremony
  • 9:15AM - The Hunt Begins!
  • 12:00PM - The Hunt Ends; Lunch is served (all scoring sheets must be turned in by Noon to qualify for awards)
  • 12:30PM - Awards announced
  • 1:00PM - Farewell!

About our cause

Rotary is an international community that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world’s toughest challenges, locally and globally. The eradication of polio is one of our longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with our partners, we have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. We have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and we won't stop until polio is gone.

October 24 is World Polio Day, and net proceeds from the The Hunt to End Polio will go to the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation, helping Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. With your help, we can end polio for good. 🏃🏽‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️

If you cannot attend The Hunt to End Polio, consider donating to support the cause! 


Adults - $75

Students - $30

Each registration includes:

  • ENTRY to the The Hunt to End Polio urban scavenger hunt event.
  • Finisher MEDAL
  • Delicious LUNCH
  • Finish line EXPERIENCE 
  • Chance to win additional PRIZES
  • $25 DONATION to END POLIO NOW on your behalf (adult registration)

Registration deadline extended... REGISTER TODAY!

Photos from past events

Looking to support our cause in a different way? Consider becoming a sponsor of this year’s event. You or your business can be featured at the event and in promotional materials. In addition to becoming a proud partner of this event attended by many community leaders from across the Bay Area, you can be confident in knowing that proceeds are helping to save lives and eradicate polio around the world. Sponsorship levels include: 
  • Presenting Sponsor:  $10,000
  • Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,500
  • Silver Sponsor: $1,000
  • Bronze Sponsor: $500
  • Partner Sponsor:  up to $499

Thank You to our Sponsors! 

  • Alliance for Smiles
  • The Crepe Cafe
  • Mission San Rafael Rotary Club
  • San Francisco Rotary Club
  • San Francisco Chinatown Rotary Club
  • Russ Ketron (Novato Rotary Club)
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • Blue Mermaid Restaurant
  • Chipotle
  • Four Barrel Coffee
  • Simco's
  • San Francisco Brewing Company
  • Sodexo
  • Anita Stangl