Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge 2013
Start: Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (EDT)
Montauk , NY 11954
Registration Closing Date
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
In just its fifth year, the Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge is becoming one of the premier ocean swim events in the Northeast. The Challenge is part of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Swim Series and raises funds for the construction of an aquatic center at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.
DISTANCES and ABILITIES
The Ocean Swim Challenge offers 3 swim distances - 1/2-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile. Participants in past races have ranged from 6- to 84-years and all abilities. Whether you are looking to jump start your training regimen, take on a new challenge, or use the race as training toward a higher goal, there is a distance for everyone.
2-mile begins at Kirk Park Beach at 7:00am. 1-mile begins east of Sloppy Tuna after 2-milers pass. 1/2-mile begins at the cliffs at Ditch Plains Beach after all other racers pass.
All races end at Ditch Plains Beach (near the main parking lot).
Parking requirements will be waived for participants at both Kirk Park Beach and Ditch Plains Beach parking lots with SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT. Pick up your EVENT PERMIT at registration on the day of the race.
A shuttle will be provided between registration and race start and end locations prior to and after the race.
Race staff can transfer personal items such as keys, towels, and flip flops from race start to race end location.
Contact the Montauk Chamber of Commerce for information on Montauk accommodations - www.montaukchamber.com. Note that most hotels require at least a 2-night minimum.
The Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge is organized by the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad as a fundraiser for the construction of an aquatic center at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. Visit www.montaukplayhouse.org for more information.
For further information, contact the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation at 631.668.1124.
Online registration will be open until July 26 for $35 per adult ($25 per student). Participants can register on day of race at the Race Start (Kirk Park Beach, just west of the Montauk IGA) for $40 per person ($30 per student). Registration opens at 6:00am.