LandShark Swim & Aquathlon
Date: June 7, 2020
Details: The 7th Annual LandShark Swim and Aquathlon is scheduled to take place at Lake Gardner on the first Sunday in June. The event is an out and back swim in protected waters just 45 min North of Boston in Amesbury, MA.
1/2 Mile Swim
1.2 Mile Swim
2.4 Mile Swim
.6 Mile Swim + 1 Mile Run
10:00AM – .6 Swim+2 mile Trail Run
10:05AM – 1/2 Mile Swimmers
10:10AM – 2.4 and 1.2 Mile Males
10:15AM – 2.4 and 1.2 Mile Females
Early Bird: $25 –through 3/31
General Admission: $30 through 5/4
Late Entry: $40 through 6/6
Race Day: $50
Swim + Run Fees:
Early Bird: $35 through 3/31
General Admission: $45 through 5/4
Late Entry: $55 through 6/6
Race Day: $65
Course Details: All distances will be setup as an out and back loop, which was received well by athletes in 2019. The 1.2 mile swim distance will take you .6 miles out from Lake Gardner Beach to a turn around buoy right before Battis Farm. Endurance swimmers completing the 2.4 mile swim will complete this out and back course, twice.
Swim + Run Details: Athletes will begin with a .6 swim out to Battis Farm to the swim exit. There you will immediately begin a 2 mile (approximate) trail run back to the finish at Lake Gardner. Shoes are required, as a portion of it is a rooty trail. Most of you will wear your shoes during the swim, but if you don’t, you can drop your shoes off at swim exit pre-race. Event staff will bring all of your belongings back to the finish for you. There will be a fuel station setup for you at the exit if you need a sip of water or Gatorade.
Race Ages: Participants must be at least 13 years old to participate in this open water swim. Anyone 18 and under will require a parent/guardian signature to participate.
Swim: No floaties, fins or hand paddles are allowed.
Event Swag: All athletes registered by 5/23 will receive a custom event t-shirt. All swimmers will receive a custom latex swim cap.
Post Event: Athletes will be entitled to a hot breakfast buffet catered by Every Little Breeze Catering, cold brew coffee by Boston Common Coffee and a free beer for those 21+ provided by our beer sponsor. We encourage you to head down town Amesbury where there are several restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shops that are worth checking out.
Swim – Overall M/F in each event category.
Swim – Top 3 M/F in each age division in each distance: 13-Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+
Swim – Top 3 M/F Non-Wetsuit swimmers in each distance
Swim + Run – Top 3 M/F
No Double Dipping
Special Details and Information:
There will be plenty of kayakers, paddleboarders, emergency boats in the water for athlete safety.
In the event there is not enough interest in any one of the categories listed above, event organizers reserve the right to change/cancel or modify the category. In this case, refunds and transfers are eligible.
Distance or Category Changes: If you do change your mind about the category you pre-registered for or the distance you’d like to swim, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance or notify someone at race day registration. A change fee may apply. If you are pre-registered for the Swim + Run you can’t change your mind while swimming as this is a safety issue.
Weather Policy: Races are held rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration.