Race date: Sun Jun 28 2015
Start time: 7:30am
Cutoff time: 75 minutes
Water temp: ~70-72° F
Entry fees: Adult $125, Youth (17 & Under) $60
May 1 2015
Adult fees increase to $150
May 28 2015
Last day for rollover credits
Jun 1 2015
Adult fees increase to $175
T-shirt for all participants.
Sharkfest Swim award medals to top three individual finishers, male and
female, in each age group (all divisions combined).
Personalized award plaques to first place individual finisher, male and female, in each age group (all divisions combined).
100 XTERRA points to use toward a new XTERRA wetsuit or any other XTERRA product to the first place overall male & female finishers.
|Sharks in Jersey City? You can bet there will be in June when several hundred swimmers (aka, sharks) descend there. What could be more sensational than swimming in the waters off the iconic Statue of Liberty, the most well known lady in the United States? The swim will start just outside the security zone of Liberty Island and will go past the historic Ellis Island and the Colgate clock on the Jersey City shoreline, then into the Morris Canal to finish at Liberty Landing Marina in Liberty State Park with a view of the new Freedom Tower in the background. The ferry fee for swimmers is included in the entry fee. This swim is limited to 500 participants, so don’t wait too long to register for a not-to-be-missed event! What a wonderful opportunity to enter New York Harbor through “America’s Golden Door” as Jersey City is historically known.
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.
(containing swim cap, timing chip, & t-shirt) are picked up on race day morning. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free parking will be available at Liberty Landing Marina on a first-come first-serve basis. Additional (all-day) parking will be available inside Liberty State Park for $7/car.
Spectators will be able to walk the entire length of the swim along the promenade in Liberty State Park, although because of the flood tide, swimmers may go faster than any walkers on land.
Liberty State Park
|Course Map (Click map to enlarge)