The Board Short Mile is a charitable fund raiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation in honor of John Caughlin, who tragically lost his right arm last year while competing in the Maui Channel swim. The Board Short Mile is both an on-site swim event at Hermosa Beach, California and a virtual off-site swim event the same day around the world, allowing everyone to have fun and participate in the fundraising. All participants will be required to wear identical event boardshorts which will be distributed either at the Hermosa Beach the day of the event or will be shipped to you if you are an off-site participant. The on-site Hermosa Beach swim will be a non-competitive one mile swim with the start/finish line near the Hermosa Beach Pier. Wet suits are optional though the boardshorts must be worn outside. In addition to the entry fee, all participants are encouraged to raise $200 to be donated directly to the CAF website.