Summer Solstice SwimRun Short course

Race Information

Date: June 22, 2019
Race Type: Swim-Run
Bike Surface: Road
Drafting rules:? Non-drafting
Kids Race? *NOT* a kids' race
Course: 1.64 kilometers swim, 8.75 kilometers run, 0 mile run
Start: 10:00 AM
Location: Moose River, Maine
Address: 748 Main Street
Contact: 207-668-2171    |    skylodge@unity.edu
Individual Price: $0 (Team entry fee only)
Team Price: $195 USD
Date: June 22, 2019
Course: 1.64 kilometers swim, 8.75 kilometers run, 0 mile run
Location: Moose River, Maine
Address: 748 Main Street

General Information

Registration fees included or disclosed up front?: Yes, all registration/convenience fees are included in price or disclosed up front.
Course Info: Immerse yourself in the beautiful trails, lakes, and woods of the Moose River Valley in a truly remarkable way this summer. Find a partner and get ready for the Summer Solstice SwimRun!

Starting and ending at the historic Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine, the Summer Solstice SwimRun is an event for seasoned endurance athletes, SwimRun newbies, and fun for the entire family. The Moose River valley is a favorite spot for winter snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing, fall leaf peeping and hunting, and summer rafting, ATV, hiking, and trail biking. Come experience the region?s cultural and natural history in a new way with either a beginner-friendly short course race of approximately 10.3 kilometers or a challenging long course race of just over 26 kilometers. There will also be fitness activities for families and community members while racers are on the course.

More: What is SwimRun?

Run, swim, scramble, repeat. SwimRun is a growing sport that entails teams of two participants making their way together around a point-to-point race course with alternating segments of running and open water swimming. Teams may be female, male, or co-ed.

Teams must bring all their gear with them to minimize transitions. Participants run in their wetsuits and swim with their shoes. Partners are tethered during the swims, and safety is the number one priority. Fun is close second!

The Summer Solstice SwimRun swims are in rivers and freshwater lakes. Sometimes there will be weeds. There will certainly be mud and rocks. This is Maine. The run segments vary from the paved Old Canada Road Scenic Byway (Rt. 201) and neighborhood streets, to packed dirt roads, grassy runways, rolling fire roads, ATV trails, single track, and outright rock-hopping. Did we mention that this is Maine

Directions: The race starts and ends at Unity College: Sky Lodge. 748 Main Street, Moose River, ME 04945
Take Route 173 South from Quebec City, QC, Canada across the US border, and it's ~14 miles South, on the East side of Route 201.
From points South/Maine- Head on US Route 95 to Rt. 201 North. Sky Lodge is in Moose River, ~1.5 miles North of Jackman, Maine on Route 201.

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