Mighty Merrimack Swim
Safety Note-A final water quality test will be taken on Wednesday September 12th to make sure the water meets the standard for safe swimming.
Date: September 15, 2018 *Rescheduled Date
Location: Lowell Heritage Park, Rynne Beach, 160 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, MA. 01854
Start Time: 8AM
Description: 1 or 2 Mile Swim in the Merrimack River to benefit the American Tumor Association.
Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: Race day registration and check in will open at 6:30AM
Fees: $35 Pre Reg, $45 Race Day
Team Claire: $50 (No price increase)
Course: Both 1 and 2 mile races will begin by swimming up river against the current, to a turn around buoy that will make for a very fast return, swimming with the current back to the finish.
1 Mile Race – Starts at Lowell City Beach and the turnaround is at 1/2 way point up river.
2 Mile Race – Starts at the Lowell City beach, swim to the Rourke bridge & back
Team Claire This registration category is aimed for those who are family, close friends, teammates of Claire who would like to make an additional donation in addition to his/her registration entry. 100% of the additional fee’s will be allocated directly to
Swag: All pre-registered participants by 8/30 will receive a custom commemorative race t-shirt.
Categories: Non Wetsuit or Wetsuit
Awards: Top 3 M/F finishers Non Wetsuit and Wetsuit. 1st M/F in each of the following age groups: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. (No Double Dipping)
Post Race Festivities: Food/drink will be provided to all participants. A slew of local and corporate vendors will be on site and of course our DJ will be keeping us entertained throughout the course of the event.
Directions: From the South: Take Rte 3 North, Exit #32, take a sharp right at the end of the ramp, Drum Hill Road/Lowell Exit. Sears will be on the left, continue for 1 1/4 miles and go over the Rourke Bridge, turn right onto Rte. 113 East, Go .9 mile & the swim race is on the right.
From the North: Take Rte. 3 South, Take Exit #32, Go around the rotary & take Drum Hill Road/Lowell Exit.
Beneficiary: A portion of proceeds will be allocated to the American Brain Tumor Association. www.abta.org
History: This marks the 12th annual Mighty Merrimack Swim in Lowell, MA. The event was founded by Claire Cloutier, who was an avid endurance athlete, claiming her IRONMAN title at the Arizona Ironman, was a member of the TriFury Triathlon Team and founder & director of the Mill City Triathlon & other endurance events in the Greater Lowell area. Claire suffered a brain tumor and passed away in 2016. We continue to honor Claire and her hard work as we continue hosting this annual swim in her memory.
Weather: This event will take place rain or shine. There will be no refunds.
Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | email@example.com
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