This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 12, 2014

Description:

The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame invites you to swim in its fifth annual 1.2 mile open-water race. This year's event will be held at George's of Galilee Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island. The first 100 online swimmers entered before Friday, July 29, 2016 will receive complimentary brunch from George's Restaurant. After July 29, 2016 or first 100 registered applicants brunch may be purchased for $10 until August 3, 2016. .
This year's event will be capped at 200 entries. RFID chip timing will be provided by New England Timing with possible multi-wave start (depending upon the numbers) to be seeded by the RIAHOF Race Committee.
Cash Prizes of $100 $50 $25 to top three overall men and women, regardless of age category, non-wetsuit division only. High School or College swimmers finishing in top 3 overall places will be awarded George’s Gift Certificates of equivalent value.
Proceeds will benefit the RIAHOF Endowment and Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Rhode Island high school seniors.

When:

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Check-In: 7:00 to 7:40 a.m.
Safety Briefing: 7:45 a.m. (mandatory)
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. (rain or shine)

Where:

George's of Galilee Beach
250 Sand Hill Cove Road
Port of Galilee
Narragansett, RI 02882
Adjacent to Salty Brine State Beach.There is limited free on street parking available for up to 4 hours. Parking is available at various parking lots throughout the Port of Galilee for $10.

Distance:

1.2 Miles. Open water.
One, possible two, wave start with swimmers allowed 90 minutes to complete the triangular course. Course markings include large yellow turn buoys, red directional buoys, stationary kayakers, state certified lifeguards, and safety jet ski personnel.

Categories (2):

Non-wetsuit and wetsuit

Age Groups (3):

29 & under, 30 to 49, and 50+. All swimmers must document their ability to complete the prescribed course.

Cash Prizes

$250 $100 $50 top three overall men and women, regardless of age category, non-wetsuit division.
High School or College swimmers finishing in top 3 overall places will be awarded George’s Gift Certificates of equivalent value.

Individual Awards (8):

First male and female finisher in each age group in each category.
First overall male and female finishers who are RIAHOF inductees.
No duplicate winners.

Timing:

RFID chip timing system provided by New England Timing.

Registration Cap:

The first 200 registered swimmers

Entry Fee (non-refundable):

$50 for swimmers who register online by Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:59 p.m.
$55 for swimmers who register on-site between 7:00 and 7:40 a.m. on August 6, space allowing.
T-Shirts for participants who register before July 29, 2016.
Brunch included for first 100 applications registered online before Friday, July 29, 2016. $10 after Friday, July 29, 2016.

Donations/Sponsorship (optional):

Individuals or companies making a tax-deductible donation prior to July 31th will be recognized as follows:

$20+ Race Benefactor – name on event t-shirt
$250+ Race Sponsor – name/logo on event t-shirt and on-site banners
$1000+ Primary Event Sponsor – name/logo in large print on the event t-shirt and in printed materials, banners and advertising

Event Director:

Paul McCaffrey at mccaffreyeg@verizon.net or (401) 569-0055

Local time: 12:58 PM
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