Sharks in New York Harbor? You can bet there will be this summer when several hundred swimmers (aka, sharks) descend there. What could be more sensational than swimming in the waters off the iconic Statue of Liberty, the most well known lady in the United States? The swim will start just outside the security zone of Liberty Island and will go past the historic Ellis Island and the Colgate clock on the Jersey City shoreline, then into the finish in Morris Canal Park with a view of the new Freedom Tower in the background. The ferry fee for swimmers is included in the entry fee. This swim is limited, so don’t wait too long to register for a not-to-be-missed event! What a wonderful opportunity to enter New York Harbor through “America’s Golden Door” as Jersey City is historically known.
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.
DISTANCE: 1.5 Miles
WATER TEMP: ~70-72° F
COURSE CUT-OFF TIME: 75 minutes
INCENTIVES: T-Shirts for all participants. Sharkfest Swim Medals for top three finishers in each age group (wetsuit & non-wetsuit combined). Personalized award plaques will also be mailed to the first place finishers in each age group (wetsuit & non-wetsuit combined).
AGE GROUP BREAKDOWN: Male and Female: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-100!
ENTRANT LETTER: An entrant letter with all the race day details will be emailed to all registered participants and posted online here 1-2 weeks prior to event day. Please check back for any updates and the full race day itinerary.
PARKING: You can park at this GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION inside Liberty State Park behind the Liberty House Restaurant.
CANCELLATIONS: Registrations are non-refundable. If you can no longer participate in this event, you may receive a rollover credit (minus a $35 processing fee) toward a future event as long as you let us know by May 30 2019. After that date, a doctor's note is required to receive a credit.
SPECTATORS INFO: If you have someone driving you to the race, they can drive and park at this GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION inside Liberty State Park behind the Liberty House Restaurant. After you board the ferry, they can drive around to the finish at this GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION (Behind the Colgate Clock) where there will be plenty of parking. If you do have someone bringing you to the race, please leave your belongings with them and they can transport them to the finish line for you.
Residence Inn Jersey City (Event HQ Hotel) 201-222-5500, 80 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07302
CLICK HERE to book online by Tuesday 5/28/19 to receive the discount rate (valid 6/27-7/3). $199/night (Studio King).
Please note that guest rooms are subject to occupancy tax.
June 30 7:30 AM EDT - Race Start