08/18/13 - The Coeur d Alene Crossing Open Water Swim
Start: Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (PDT)
Coeur d Alene , ID 83814
Registration Closing Date
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 8:59 PM (PDT)
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Coeur d'Alene Crossing 2.4. Without your support, this exciting event would never have left the drawing board. Nor would three important local nonprofits benefit from your participation. Union Gospel Mission, North Idaho College Booster Club and Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team will all be stronger because of you. This is a 2.4 mile open water swim.
"CROSSING FOR A CAUSE"
This open water swim is designed to raise money for three great charities. We highly encourage you to raise money. The goal is for each swimmer to raise $500.
About the Race
This is a point to point 2.4 mile open water swim. The start is at Discovery Marina at Eddies and the finish is at the Hagadone Event Center. Swimmers will be transported to Discovery Marina at Eddies on a cruise boat. The boat will leave the Hagadone Event Center at 7:00am. Boarding will be at 6:30. Final start information will be outlined in the Pre-Race Technical Briefing at the boat.
Check In / Start Time:
Registered swimmers must check-in at Clerk-of-Course beginning at 6:00 am and must be completed by 6:45 am. A mandatory Pre-Race Technical Briefing will take place at 7:00 am on the boat. The races will start at approximately 8:00am
See our web site for a map of the course: www.cdacrossing.com. It is a point to point open water swim.
Course Cutoff Time:
Participants must be at least half way before the offical clock is at 1 hour and 10 minutes. Any swimmers failing to be halfway over the allotted time will be stopped and listed as DNF.
Paramedics and Law Enforcement will be present. Water temperature in Lake Coeur d’Alene is expected to be appx 72 F
Wetsuits will be allowed but not mandatory.
$55 if registered between January 1st & July 31st, $65 if registered between August 1st & August 9th, $75 if registered between August 10th & August 15. For those procrastinators, $250 to register between August 16th & August 17th at 9pm. T-SHIRTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT TO ANYONE REGISTERING AFTER AUGUST 11TH. NO EXCEPTIONS ** ALL FUNDS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED**
Each participant is encouraged to get at least $500 in donations. Donations can be made at: www.active.com/donate/cdacrossing or www.cdacrossing.com
About the Charities:
Timing and Results:
Timing will be conducted manually with stopwatches. Results will be made available as quickly as possible after the conclusion of the events.
The top male and female finisher.
Registration / Packet Pick up:
Registration packet pickup will be on Saturday, August 17th in the Resort Plaza Shops from 10 - 2 pm. NO SAME DAY PACKET PICK-UP. This location may change as we get closer to the event.
Safety and Rules:
Safety will be of paramount consideration during this competition. All applicable USAS and USMS rules, regulations and safety requirements will be enforced for the well being of the swimmers. The event will be held rain or shine, and delays for lightning will be accommodated as much as possible. The Meet Referee will be the final authority on cancellation or postponement.
Safety and Rules: (continued)
If the race is stopped during competition it will be either re-ran in their entirety or abandoned outright. No refunds will be available in the event of cancellation or postponement.
Directions from Spokane or Missoula on I-90:
Take exit 15 toward Sherman Ave. Continue onto E Coeur d Alene Lake Drive. Turn Right onto S Floating Green Drive. Park at the Hagadone Event Center
Athletes will board a cruise boat at 6:30am from Hagadone Event Center and taken to the Start Line at Arrow Point. The cruise boat will leave promptly at 7:00am.