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Quick Info

NOTE: This information is from 2023. 2024 information will be posted as soon as it's available.

Personal Swim Buoys are allowed, but they MUST be a color other than orange.  If you are at the start line with an orange personal swim buoy, you will not be able to use it in the event.

Packet pickup is the day before the race at North Star Reach  (See Packet Pickup tab for details.) We really prefer you pick up your packet then, but if you absolutely can’t, it will be available the morning of the race at Halfmoon Beach beginning at 5:45 a.m.

Race Start Time and locations

Park Opens at 5:00 a.m.

6:30 a.m.:  10K begins at Halfmoon Lake Beach

7:30 a.m. (approximately):  5K begins at North Star Reach Camp at Patterson Lake when the 10K swimmers begin their turn-around for the second half of their swim back to Halfmoon Lake Beach

Packet pick-up closes at 9:15 a.m.

Mandatory meeting on beach at 9:15 a.m.

9:30 am: 1.2 mile and .5 mile begin at Halfmoon Lake Beach

Shuttle buses for 5K swimmers will begin at 5:45 a.m. and leave every 15 minutes from Halfmoon Lake Beach to North Star Reach.  The last bus will leave at 7:00 a.m.

Gear Check Bags will be provided at packet pickup for you to leave your extra clothing at the start.  Bags for 5K swimmers will be transported to the finish area. YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR OWN BAG.

10K Swimmers may check a “Special Needs” bag where they can put anything “special” that they may “need” at the 5K turnaround point.  These 10×14 clear plastic bags will be provided and will be transported to the turnaround point to be retrieved or ignored at that point.  Unused bags will be available to claim at Gear Check, but if not claimed will be discarded.

5K and 10K Swimmers:  You will be passing through a tunnel.  10Kers will swim through it twice, 5Kers once.  You will know when you are there.  Please expect oncoming swimmers both directions.  There will be a lane of very small buoys down the middle.  Stay to the right in each direction.  NO PASSING!!  A 5-minute penalty will be given to anybody who passes or attempts to pass in the tunnel or when entering or exiting.








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