YMCA of Southern Maine

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P2P Race Details

Race Event Schedule:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Packet Pick Up - Time and location TBD

Friday, July 21, 2017

Packet Pick Up - Time and location TBD

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Race Day!

6:00-6:30am

Kayak unloading – Casco Bay Ferry Terminal (Purchase ferry tickets if not purchased at registration)

6:30-6:45am

Board Ferry (There will be two boats. Kayaks go on car ferry)

6:45am

First ferry leaves for Peaks Island

7:00am

Second ferry leaves for Peaks Island

7:30am

Kayak meeting by dock

7:45am

Swimmer meeting by dock

8:00am

Opening ceremonies

8:15am

Swimmer warm-up

8:30am

Swim starts – Wave 1 

8:305am

Wave 2 

8:40am

Wave 3

8:45am

Wave 4 

8:50am

Wave 5 

11:00am

Awards ceremony & closing ceremonies

Questions? Please contact our Race Director, Bob Dunfey at bdunfey@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Race Categories

Everyone will be ceded by swim time. You are required to submit your swim time for a mile. We will then assign you a swim wave. Swim waves will be assigned by swim times. The fastest swimmers will leave first. The Qualifying Time Waiver can be found here.

Entry Fees

Registration: $125 Fee
Fundraising Minimum: $100 Athletes registered must meet this fundraising minimum by August 8th at 5pm otherwise their credit card on file will be charged.

The Peaks to Portland swim is for people age 16 and older.  Your entry fee includes your place at the start line, a great t-shirt, well-marked and supported course, post-race refreshments, and a family fun filled day!

Packet Pick-up

TBD  

Parking

Parking can be a bit hectic on the day of the race!  We are lucky to have such a great event in the City of Portland, but with being in the city comes city parking challenges! Here's a list of parking options in Portland for you to consider.  We suggest you get there early, drop off your kayak at Casco Bay Lines, and leave plenty of time to park before the boat leaves.  The ferry leaves at 6:45am sharp!

Parking in the vicinity of Casco Bay Lines
Directions/Parking Maps
City of Portland Parking Maps

Inclement Weather

The Coast Guard will be the entity who will decide if we can enter the water on race day.  If for any reason the race is rescheduled it will be July 23rd, 2017.  If inclement weather please call 874-1111 after 5am to see if race has been postponed.

Cancellation Policy

Our YMCA is a registered (501)(c)(3) organization. There will be no refunds for this event.  Your registration is not refundable and is non-transferable.

Course Information

Click here to view the course maps.

The swim will take place in Casco Bay starting at Peaks Island to East End Beach in Portland ME.  The course is 2.4 miles long.

There will be 5 waves.  You will be put in a swim wave based on your swim time.  Swim waves will go off with the fastest swimmers going first.

To qualify for the swim you must be able to swim 1 mile in 40 minutes or less.  If you have not competed in the Peaks to Portland in the last 2 years you will have to furnish us with your swim time that has been witnessed by a life guard, or a swim coach.

All first time swimmers are expected to have boat support.  If you are over 18 and have completed several open water swims that can be documented you may sign a waiver to allow you to swim without a kayak. Click here for waiver.

Finish

After you have crossed the finish line, post-race refreshments will be provided.  We will also have other post-race beach festivities for the whole family.  Please enjoy your day and celebrate your accomplishment!

Waiver

Everyone must sign a waiver before you are allowed to swim.  

Training

The Peaks to Portland training classes will eventually take you outside into the ocean for practice.  We will also start talking about the logistics of race day and how to prepare you and your kayaker for the race.  The trainings include overall fitness and strength training as well as pool time.  Please call your local branch to find out about our training class offerings.

Awards

Awards and Certificates will be issued in the following categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

Top Female
Top Male
Male & Female Top Non Wet Suit
19 and under (wet suit & non-wet suit)
20 – 24
25 - 29
30 – 34
35 - 39
40 – 44
45 - 49
50 – 54
55 - 59
60 – 64
65 - 69
70+