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Boston Harbor Islands, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Harbor Islands SwimRun is one of two new events Odyssey is introducing in 2019. With the success and support of our founding race, Casco Bay SwimRun, we decided to add another east coast race to our portfolio. Besides, who doesn’t want to go to Boston? A vacation and tourist destination the world over, Boston offers something for everyone from historic, activity, and scenery perspective. Having a SwimRun event in “Beantown” had to happen.
Boston Harbor Islands SwimRun has a combined total swimming and running distance of around 15.65-miles with 3 of it being spent in Boston Harbor. It consists of 4 salt water harbor swims between 5 different Islands. Athletes start their day out with a 3.6-mile run on Peddocks Island before they swim about 1-mile/1600-meters to Georges Island (arguably the most historic island in the harbor). After a quick 1.3-mile run on Georges swimrunners swim 500-m to Lovells where they go .75-miles to get to the longest swim of the day to Long Island. The swim to Long Island is 1850-meters or 1.15-miles but offers swimmers a break on Nick’s Island for those that need to rest a bit before continuing on to Long. Once on Long island athletes run about 3.5 miles along the shore and through the middle of the island before entering the bay on the southwest corner for the their last swim of the day to the race finish at Spectacle Island. Once out of the water and onto Spectacle only a 3.5-mile run stands between teams and their glorious finish of the Boston Harbor Islands SwimRun.
16:00-18:00 Packet Pickup
18:00-19:00 Athlete Briefing
05:00 Board Boston Harbor Ferry
05:15 Ferry Departs
06:15 Arrival at Peddocks
06:30 Race Starts
08:30 Cutoff #1 - Georges Island
09:00 Cutoff #2 - Lovells Island
11:00 Cutoff #3 - Long Island
11:00 Awards Ceremony
14:00 Race Ends
Ferry Schedule / Spectacle to Long Wharf, Boston - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. No Fee for Athletes
There are a number of important addresses and coordinates that athletes, volunteers, and spectators will need to know for race weekend. Click the button below to access all of those locations.
Packet Pickup & Briefing
Click the button below to read more about how to travel to and from Boston along with everything necessary in between.
All price increases are based of midnight of the increase day set below.
That time is set to the time zone of the location of the race.
$450 Kickoff - Sept
$500 Early - Oct-Dec
$550 Regular - Jan-April
$600 Late - May-July
$225 Kickoff - Sept
$250 Early - Oct-Dec
$275 Regular - Jan-April
$300 Late - May-July
Event Swim Cap(s) • Event Number Bib(s) • Event Collapsable Cup • New Wave Swim Buoy (Solo Only)
2020 REFUND POLICY
There are no refunds or next-year deferrals of any kind.
We do offer FREE event-to-event transfers (short-to-long and team-to-solo) within the same race. We also offer $100 race-to-race (Casco Bay, Les Cheneaux, Orcas, Austin) transfers within the same calendar year. All of these transfers MUST be done within 2-months of the date of the race you are in and/or transferring too. Add-Ons and Giveaways done within your registration maybe be purchased and changed up until the 2-month mark and all personal information may be changed at any time all by just logging into your RunSignup account after you register.
HOW TO MAKE A CHANGE
You can institute an internal event transfer (short to long, etc) as well as transferring from one race to another within the same year, pay your fee, and get confirmation, all by simply logging into your RunSignup account and managing your registration for that race.
Event Silicone Swim Cap
Event Collapsable Cup
Event Number Bib
New Wave Swim Buoy (solo only)
Total Distance: 15.7-Miles
Total Swim Distance: 3,05-miles
No of Swim Legs:4
Longest Swim: 1,850-meters
Shortest Swim: 500-meters
Average Water Temp: 60°F
Total Distance: 15.7-Miles
Total Run Distance: 12.65-miles
No of Run Legs: 5
Shortest Run: 1.3-miles
Average Air Temp: 70°F
Terrian: Pavement, Dirt Trails, Sand, Rock Scrambling
We have to constitute the cutoff times below because of safety concerns and permit restrictions as the day progresses.
CUTOFF #1 - 08:30
CUTOFF #2 - 09:00
CUTOFF #3 - 11:00
Click the button below for a detailed list of our rules for SwimRun Boston Harbor.
Sponsors play an important roll in helping events like these to continue for years to come. Without volunteers, sponsors, local support, and registrations, these races would not exist. We work every day to form valuable relationships with local (and national) companies to expand the boundaries of our events, offer more to the athletes, and help these generous sponsors grow their business. We stand behind our sponsors and would never recommend a product to the athletes/public we haven’t had our own positive experiences with. We hope, whenever possible, you join us in giving these great businesses your patronage.
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