Join us for the first event of the NC Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention Seires. Participate in a 2.2 Miles Open Water Swim at our very own local Hope Mills Lake. The town is very excited and honored to host this inaugural event. You can choose from individual or group swim. For the group swim, All participants will swim to combine times. All 10 participants within the team will average their times for overall team time.
Choose individual or relay team options and a choice of 2 wave times (morning/afternoon)
This year we will have the Town of Hope Mills Leadership, Parks and Recreation team, Local sponsors, Radio Stations and Emergency Services.
Event details and schedule
Day of Race
Wave 1 Packet Pick up- 8am-8:30am
Open Ceremony- Hope Mills Mayor, Veterans Administration, VSAP Leadership, JROTC Color Guard- 12-12:30pm
Wave 1 Start/Finish- 9am-12pm
Wave 2 Packet Pick-up- 9am-11:30am
Wave 2 Start/Finish- 12pm-3pm
Food Truck Vendors 8am-6pm
Parking Info: Please park across the road from the Hope Mills Park. All businesses have agreed to open parking to participants over the weekend. Do not park along the street or in private property.
Arrival: Once you arrive head to registration to verify your particiaption and receive your packet. Everyone is invited to participate in the operning ceremony. Family and friends are welcome to spectate. With that said ensure you have enough beverages to stay hydrated.
Please bring a print out or screen shot of your registration confirmation and a screen shot of your fundraising donations. All waivers must be signed, registrations completed.
Once you register you will be given a swim cap for your wave. You also must have a swim buoy for visibility from other swimmers and for your safety. You are encouraged to wear no wetsuits and wear swim suits only due to the temperature.