Basin Harbor Aqua Race & Duathlon

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Basin Harbor 4800 Basin Harbor Road VergennesVT  05491
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Basin Harbor 4800 Basin Harbor Road VergennesVT  05491
Aqua Race Swim - Swim
Aqua Race Paddleboard - Paddleboard
Aqua Race Canoe/Kayak - Canoe/Kayak
Duathlon Swim & Run - Swim & Run
Duathlon Paddleboard & Run - Paddleboard & Run
Duathlon Canoe/Kayak & Run - Canoe/Kayak & Run

About This Activity

Attention anyone who likes to swim, canoe, kayak, or paddle board! Meet us at the Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club for this race across the lake and/or back. The distance from Basin Harbor to the shore in New York is only one mile. Swimmers will take the Basin Harbor party boat to the NY shore and swim back to Basin Harbor (one mile) while those in a canoe, kayak or on a paddle board will race over and back for a total of two miles. Swimmers are REQUIRED to have a swimmer's buoy on them and they will be accompanied by a flotilla of boats to ensure their safety.

End the race there, or go on to complete a duathlon by adding a 5K run.

As a note, depending on the wind the morning of the race, the water could potentially be choppy. It could also be quite smooth.

Everyone registered by July 15 will receive a free commemorative race shirt.

Event details and schedule


Out-and-back: 2 miles; Back only: 1 mile (swimmers)


Bib pick up and race day registration:

Pre-race pick up will be at Fleet Feet Sports located at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT on Friday, August 4, 2017 from noon to 4:00 pm.

Race Day registration and check in will be held at the gazebo near the beach at 
Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club on Saturday, August 5, 2017, 6:45 - 7:45 am. Boat drop off will begin at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 am.



Please park at the Red Mill Restaurant at Basin Harbor.


Post race refreshments:

Light refreshments will be provided following the race courtesy of Bruegger's Bagels and Shelburne Market. In addition, you and your guests may opt to take advantage of several dining opportunities at Basin Harbor:

  • Pick up something to eat at the Harbor Store.
  • Runners and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at The Red Mill Restaurant or the buffet lunch in the Ranger Room the day of the race. Runners must present their race bib to receive discount. Valid only for the day of race. Recommended to make a reservation in The Red Mill in advance. The Red Mill opens at 11:30 AM and serves all day. Ranger Room opens noon-2:30 PM.



Top 3  men and top 3 women finishers in each division.
Prizes include:

A raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors will be held after the awards ceremony. You must be present to win.



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Basin Harbor 4800 Basin Harbor Road VergennesVT  05491
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