In the case of inclement weather, the Safety Directory may cancel the race. In this event, refunds will NOT be given.
There is a $2 per car entrance fee for the Great Salt Lake Marina. Please be sure to pay this fee, or have your annual State Parks pass hanging from your rear-view mirror. You will be ticketed if you do not pay.
|Required Meeting Times - Saturday, June 8th, 2013|
|7:15 am to 8:15 am||Registration, body marking and packet pick-up at the north end of the marina parking lot.|
|8:20 am||Kayaker/paddler support meeting at the bottom of the boat ramp. This is a mandatory meeting for all support paddlers. Swimmers do not need to attend this meeting.|
|8:35 am||Course preview and safety meeting at the Observation Deck. This is a mandatory meeting for all swimmers.|
|8:50 am||Swimmers should begin making their way to the starting buoy.|
|9:00 am||Race begins|
Slower and less experienced swimmers are encouraged to position themselves at the rear or side of the group to avoid being unintentionally bumped or splashed by other swimmers.
There is a small outcropping of rocks 2/3 way to Black Rock. Please keep to the right of the red buoys to ensure that you stay clear of these rocks. Watch for kayaker support boats that will steer swimmers away from these rocks.
During the race, swimmers are required to wear the swim cap provided. This is for safety reasons and allows our support volunteers to keep track of each swimmer.
In the event that your find yourself in trouble, stop where you are and signal one of the support boats by raising your hand in the air. One of our volunteers will paddle to where you are. You will be allowed to hang on to the boat as long as you need. If you, or the support volunteer, feel that you are unable to continue, a boat will be signaled that will take you back to the marina.
Black Rock Beach is approximately 1 mile west of the Great Salt Lake Marina and is only accessible to vehicles via a dirt and gravel road. We will provide ONE shuttle van from Black Rock to the Marina. You are also welcome to park a vehicle at Black Rock to get back to the Marina.
Post race food will be available at Black Rock. There is also a hose back at the marina near the boat ramp that swimmers can use to rinse off. Showers are not available at the marina.
Body Lubricant - Due to the high salinity of the water, chaffing can be an issue. It is a good idea to apply body lubricants (Vaseline, BodyGlide, TriSlide, etc) to areas prone to chaffing. One of our sponsors, TriSlide, will have a pit-stop set up where you can spray yourself with TriSlide lubricant. Mouthwash - Rinsing with mouthwash right before the race will reduce the amount of shock your mouth goes through when first being exposed to the salt. Your mouth will thank you.
Following the start, spectators may walk or drive to the finish line at Black Rock Beach. The finish line is approximately 1 mile west of the marina and is accessible via a dirt and gravel road.