Start planning your open water calendar for 2013 and include the northernmost open ocean swim and one of the best swims you will ever do! Saturday August 3rd.
A solo or relay 10k (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) and 1k (.62 mile) open water swims in Sitka Sound, with a water temperature range in the mid 50’s. The swim will start at the Mount Edgecumbe High School ramp on Japonski Island The course will then take the swimmers north out of Sitka Channel and westward along the Fort Rousseau Causeway State Historic Site and loop back to the Mt. Edgecumbe ramp to finish. A turnaround point and/or alternative course will be available for those swimming the 5k and 1k distance.
Weekend events will also include all of the activities of the Sitka Sound Seafood Festival, and the Highland Games. You won’t have a better weekend to come to Southeast Alaska. You won’t see a better mix of prizes for best swims, oldest and youngest swimmers, farthest traveled and more! We are giving away boxes of Alaska’s finest products, Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, Black Cod and more! Join us August 3rd!
Online registration is open and live on the Change Your Latitude website or HERE
Remember there are only 50 spots available at this time for solo 5K and 10K swimmers. Kayaker matches are also limited on a first come first served basis. The first 3 spots were filled in the opening 24hrs! Sign up today!
For additional info and a slide show from last years race visit: www.changeyourlatitude.org