The third 2 Bridges Swim Under the Walkway is an early season 2.5K/5K on a fast, fun, and scenic course in the Hudson River; presented by CIBBOWS and the organizers of 8 Bridges.
|Timeline||9:00 AM – Swimmer registration opens
10:00 AM – Swimmer registration closes
10:25 AM – Bag check closes
10:30 AM – Swimmer safety briefing
11:00 AM – Wetsuit and non-wetsuit 5K Start at Public Dock
11:15 AM – Wetsuit and non-wetsuit 2.5K Start at Public Dock
1:00 PM – Course closes
12-2 PM – Bag pick up and refreshments
|Location||Public Dock, Waryas Park , Poughkeepsie, NY. Swimmer check-in and event refreshments will be at the Ice House on the Hudson adjacent to the Public Dock.
|Street Location||1 Main Street at the Hudson River (minutes from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North and Amtrak stations).|
|Date||Saturday May 31, 2014|
|Rain Date||Sunday June 1, 2014.|
|Splash Time||11 AM for 5K, 11:15 AM for 2.5K. Times are one hour later on June 1.|
|Registration||Swimmers can change distance and division (wetsuit or non-wetsuit) at time of swimmer check-in. Online registration remains open until 11:59PM (EDT) on Thursday, May 29.|
|Entry Fees||2 Bridges offers entry rates for CIBBOWS Annual Members and CIBBOWS Day Members. Day members are CIBBOWS members for May 31 (rain date June 1). CIBBOWS annual membership is $69. You can sign up at the following link: http://cibbows.net/
Annual Member Rate | Day Member Rate | Sign-up by Date
+ To comply with safety plan, race day registration will NOT be available.
|Course Description||The 2.5K swim starts at the public dock and follows a rectangular course that circles the eastern stanchions of the Mid-Hudson and Walkway Over the Hudson Bridges, 900 meters apart. The 5K is two loops of the 2.5K course.|
|Time Limit||2.5K 1hr:30m; 5K 2hr:15m|
|Water T||The water temperature will be between 63 and 70˚F.|
|Awards||Awards will be offered to the top placers in each category.|
|Goodies||A commemorative event shirt and and pre-race refreshments and a light post-race lunch will be offered. The presentation of awards will take place at the Ice House on the Hudson adjacent to the Public Dock.|
|Safety||Lifeguards, jet skis, and kayaks will monitor entire course. A safety boat (in conjunction with Harbor Police, Fire Dept. and Coast Guard) will keep boat traffic away. EMT personnel will be on-site. In case of inclement weather or dangerous conditions, the race director may modify or close the course and/or prevent swimmers from completing the swim. Each swimmer will be given a highly visible numbered swim cap that must be worn as the top cap during the entire swim. All swimmers will be body-marked with a race number during check-in.|
|Timing||Electronic timing will be used for this event. Each swimmer will receive an electronic chip ankle bracelet which must be worn during the race and returned immediately after crossing the finish line. A $30 fee will be charged for a lost or unreturned chip.|
|Swimwear||Swimwear shall be made of textile material. For men, the swim suit shall not extend above the navel or below the knee. For women, the swim suit shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulders, nor extend below the knees.
Wetsuits are permitted and will be timed in a separate “wetsuit” category. Technical suits will be grouped with the wetsuit category.
|Age Limit||Swimmers must be 16 years old or older. For exceptions please contact the race directors.|
|Getting There||Travel via Metro-North right to the event site in Poughkeepsie (1hr 20 mins from Grand Central Station). Those who are driving can park at the Metro-North station for free.|
|Questions||Direct inquiries to Race Directors David Barra or Rondi Davies via email.
Event information will be sent out by email to all registered swimmers prior to race day.