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Newport Sharkfestģ†- 3rd Annual
Event Data
Distance:†1500 meters

Race date: Sun Sep 20 2015

Start time:†9:00am

Cutoff time:†50 minutes

Water temp:† ~68į F

Entry fees:†
Important Dates
Aug 20 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 (all divisions combined).

Personalized award plaques to first place individual finisher, male and female, in each age group (all divisions combined).

The Rochambeau Cup will be awarded to the first place team competing in the team competition.

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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The Newport Sharkfest Swim will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport. The swim will start at the harbormasterís dock in Perotti Park in front of the Newport Marriott Hotel. It will be an in-water start in waves of 75 to proceed past the docks on your left side and anchored sailboats on the right side of the swimming channel. The 1500 meter swim will be a straight shot down the harbor to finish on the beach at King Park in the shadow of the statue of Rochambeau. The Landing Restaurant and Pacifico Beer are teaming up to host the post-event festivities (includes 1 free Pacifico draft beer) at which we will also have awards ceremony and the appropriate post swim fare. †The event is limited to 400 participants, so donít wait to register!

WATER QUALITY NOTICE: Our friends at Clean Ocean Access have been testing the water quality and the numbers clearly show the Newport Harbor to be a safe place to host this open water swim. You can view the results of their study 2013 online here. If you want to read more about it Clean Ocean Access research, here is the Monitoring Summary Report from 2008-2012.

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.

Team Awards
Form a team of three to five swimmers, and you will become eligible to win the Rochambeau Cup. It's easy to register as a team, when you register online, simply click the "Create a team" link or join an existing team by selecting the team name from the dropdown menu at the top of the registration form. The person who creates the team becomes the Team Captain. The fastest three times will be combined together to calculate your team's finish time. If you're already registered to swim and want to join a team, please notify us at info@envirosports.com.

Race Packets
(containing swim cap and timing chip) 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 info@envirosports.com.

Gear Transport
Gear bags (labeled with your bib number) will be transported from the start to the finish area.

Parking will be available for $3.00/hour ($24.50/day) in the public parking garage located behind the Newport Visitorís Center (23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI) near the race start. There will be shuttle buses from the race finish to bring you back to your cars at the end of the race.

Event Beneficiary

Event Supporters
The Landing Restaurant and Pacifico Beer are teaming up to host the post-event festivities (includes 1 free Pacifico draft beer), stick around and join in the fun!

Course Map (Click map to enlarge)
Travel & Accommodations
Newport Marriott (Event HQ Hotel) 401-849-1000
25 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
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