Summer Solstice SwimRun
Summer Solstice SwimRun at Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful trails, lakes, and woods of the Moose River Valley in a truly remarkable way this summer. Find a partner and get ready for the Summer Solstice SwimRun!
Starting and ending at the historic Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine, the Summer Solstice SwimRun is an event for seasoned endurance athletes, SwimRun newbies, and fun for the entire family. The Moose River valley is a favorite spot for winter snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing, fall leaf peeping and hunting, and summer rafting, ATV, hiking, and trail biking. Come experience the region’s cultural and natural history in a new way with either a beginner-friendly short course race of approximately 10.3 kilometers or a challenging long course race of just over 26 kilometers. There will also be fitness activities for families and community members while racers are on the course.
What is SwimRun?
Run, swim, scramble, repeat. SwimRun is a growing sport that entails teams of two participants making their way together around a point-to-point race course with alternating segments of running and open water swimming. Teams may be female, male, or co-ed.
Teams must bring all their gear with them to minimize transitions. Participants run in their wetsuits and swim with their shoes. Partners are tethered during the swims, and safety is the number one priority. Fun is close second!
The Summer Solstice SwimRun swims are in rivers and freshwater lakes. Sometimes there will be weeds. There will certainly be mud and rocks. This is Maine. The run segments vary from the paved Old Canada Road Scenic Byway (Rt. 201) and neighborhood streets, to packed dirt roads, grassy runways, rolling fire roads, ATV trails, single track, and outright rock-hopping. Did we mention that this is Maine?
Friday, June 21, 2019 5:00 p.m. Mandatory check-in, gear check, and race briefing at Moose River Valley Center 8:00 p.m. Bonfire at Sky Lodge Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:00 a.m. Long Course start 10:00 a.m. Short Course start 1:00 p.m. Awards ceremony