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Boston Sharkfest® - 4th Annual
Event Data
Distance: 1500 meters

Race date: Sat Sep 19 2015

Start time: 9:00am

Cutoff time: 50 minutes

Water temp:  ~64° F

Entry fees:
Important Dates
Aug 19 2015
Last day for rollover credits
T-shirt for all participants.

Sharkfest Swim award medals to top three individual finishers, male and female, in each age group for wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions (scored separately).

Personalized award plaques to first place individual finisher, male and female, in each age group for wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions (scored separately).

100 XTERRA points to use toward a new XTERRA wetsuit or any other XTERRA product to the first place overall male & female finishers.
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Sharks in Boston Harbor? Bostonians call them “Shaaahks”! Imagine swimming across Boston Harbor from Piers Park Sailing Center in east Boston to the swim finish at the John Joseph Moakley US Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier in South Boston. You can do this! We are thrilled to bring our popular open water swim series to Boston. The 1500 meter competitive swim will have downtown Boston for a backdrop as athletes navigate across the channel to a thrilling finish. The Coast Guard will stop all boat traffic in and out of the channel during this event. Water taxis will transport swimmers from the finish line to the start of the swim. The event is limited to 800 participants - so don't wait too long to register! This will be the talk of the New England swim circuit.

Check out a video from the 2nd Annual event!

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. Also the water quality in Boston's inner harbor is safe for swimming. The City of Boston and other agencies test the water on a regular basis. We take water quality issues very seriously and we will ensure the water is safe for swimming and the event.

Race Packets
(containing swim cap & timing chip) are picked up on race day morning at the FINISH LINE area. 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 two 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.

There is parking available for fee at the swim finish. These lots are bordered by Sleeper St, Northern Ave. and Seaport Blvd. (Link to Google Map Locationadjacent to the swim finish where swimmers will catch the water taxis to the swim start.  Swimmers are required to either take the water taxi or public transit (Piers Park is 4 blocks from the Maverick T-stop on the Blue Line) to the swim start. There is NO PARKING at the swim start.

Gear Transport
You will put your gear in a plastic bag marked with your bib number and we will transport it from the swim start to the swim finish where you can retrieve when you finish the race.

Spectators who would like to watch the swim start must take public transit to Piers Park. We will have water taxis available for $10/person for spectators to go from the swim start to the swim finish, but there is no guarantee that you will reach the finish before your swimmer. If you want to be at the finish when your swimmer crosses the finish line, then we would advise you to NOT come to the swim start. Spectators can take public transit to the swim finish (Courthouse T-stop on the Silver Line) or park in one of the pay lots near the Courthouse.

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City view from swim course
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