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Alcatraz Sharkfest® - 22nd Annual
Event Data
Distance: 1.5 miles

Race date: Sat Jun 7 2014

Start time: 8:20am

Cutoff time: 75 minutes

Water temp:  ~58-62° F

Entry fees:  $125 > $150 > $175
Important Dates
Sep 1 2013
Entry fee goes up to $150

Jan 1 2014
Entry fee goes up to $175

May 7 2014
Last day for rollover credits
T-shirt for all participants.

Sharkfest Swim award medals to top three individual finishers, male and female, in each 5-year age group 
for wetsuit, non-wetsuit and physically challenged divisions.

Personalized award plaques to top three individual finishers, male and female, in each 5-year age group for wetsuit, non-wetsuit and physically challenged divisions.

100 XTERRA points to use toward a new XTERRA wetsuit or any other XTERRA product to the first place overall male & female finishers.
Click here to register as a GENERAL volunteer

Click here to register as a KAYAK volunteer
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Driving Directions
Click Here for Google Map Location of the Race Start
Click Here for more answers to your questions.
Every swimmer dreams of making the ultimate "ESCAPE" from the historical island prison located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay! This is the swim the Anglin Brothers and Frank Lee Morris successfully attempted in their escape from Alcatraz on the night of June 12, 1962. Who knows where they are now? Who cares?!! Now it's YOUR turn! The event is limited to 800 participants and sells out months in advance every year so don't wait too long to register!

PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

Now that Alcatraz Sharkfest is sold out, we have opened up a "Swim-Only" option as part of the Alcatraz "Escape form the Rock" Duathlon event (Sunday 7/20/14) which is the same swim route as Alcatraz Sharkfest. Click here for more details about that event.

Wait List
This event is completely sold out. CLICK HERE to be placed on a wait list. This is the only way to get on the wait list and you will only be contacted if/when a spot opens up. Please do not email us asking about your status.

Entry Confirmation
Click Here to ACCESS YOUR E-TICKET, confirm your registration, amend your contact information. If you need to switch categories or fix your birthday, please email us directly.

Race Packets
(containing swim cap, timing chip, & t-shirt) are picked up on race day morning in the Senior Center which is located on the first floor of the Maritime Museum. Full details on this pick-up will be included in the ENTRANT NEWSLETTER, which will be e-mailed to all paid participants and posted on this web page approximately two to three weeks prior to the event. If you did not submit a valid e-mail address when registering for this event, please notify us at info@envirosports.com.

The best place for participants and spectators to park is Ft. Mason Center ($10/all day) located on Marina Blvd. across the street from the Safeway. Follow one of the footpaths through Ft. Mason and over the hill to Aquatic Park.

Toilets & Showers
Port-a-potties will be set up at the end of the promenade near the Dolphin Rowing Club (if you're walking with the grandstands on your right, continue down the path and you'll find them). There is one outdoor shower head available on the north side of the roundhouse by the port-a-potties. There will not be private changing facilities available.

Event Beneficiary

Lowell High School Student Organizations

Event Partners
Course Map (Click map to enlarge)
Travel & Accommodations
Argonaut Hotel (Event HQ Hotel) 866-415-0704
495 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Reservations may be made online here OR by phone by 5/7/14. Mention "SHARKFEST" for discount rates (valid 6/6/14-6/9/14): Single/Double: $289

Tuscan Inn (Fisherman's Wharf) 415-292-4535
425 Northpoint St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

San Francisco International Airport
Enviro-Sports Sharkfest® Partners
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