The 2018 STOKED To GO OUT Pier-to-Pier Swim
Wrightsville beach, nc
Saturday, May 19th 2018
The swim is just under 2 miles. It is approx. 1.7 miles between the piers along with a beach start and finish. online registration is $38 which includes an entry, a t-shirt and swim cap. note There is a $3 online fee for the sanctioning of this event.
START & FINISH LOCATION
Race direction will be determined on race day and announced at check-in at Wrightsville Beach Park. Shuttle transportation will be located at packet pickup Saturday morning. The first shuttle will be at 7:15 AM and the last running at 8:30 AM. Please do not wait until 8:30 AM for we will have limited space available. The race brieﬁng will take place at 8:50 AM and THE RACE WILL START at 9:00 AM sharp. We will begin running the shuttle from the race ﬁnish back to the park after the awards.
A bag will be available for you to place any belongings you would like transported from the race start to the race ﬁnish. Please be sure to write your participant number on the bag in large numbers.
The Grey Liston Memorial Swim registration is limited to the first 500 swimmers.
you must be 11 years old on race day to participate.
AWARDS will be given in the following categories:
Overall Male, Overall Female, Overall Masters Male (40+), Overall Masters Female (40+)
Top 3 male and female in the following age groups:
11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over
All registered swimmers will be required to wear the race swim cap and timing chip provided. The timing chip must be returned at the finish of the race. The course will be patrolled on the beach by the super awesome Ocean Beach Rescue lifeguards, race marshals in kayaks in the water, and the US Coast Guard. Race day decisions by any of these individuals will be for your safety. To ensure all swimmers are accounted for, anyone deciding not to race after picking up their packet or who exit the water during the race prior to the finish must report to the finishing beach to notify a race official and to return your timing chip.
NEW WETSUIT RULES
Mid-May Wrightsville Beach water temperature is typically in the low 70's. We will have New wetsuit rules in place for 2018:
If the water temperature is 67.9 degrees or lower – wetsuits will be required.
If the water temperature is between 68 degrees and 78 degrees – Participants opting to wear a wetsuit will be assessed a 3-minute penalty.
If the water temperature is 78.1 degrees or higher – wetsuits are prohibited.
In the event of inclement weather the Grey Liston Memorial Swim will be postponed in hopes the BAD weather will pass. If IT does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. If cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers. rest assured your entry fee is going towards putting on a safe and fun event and all proceeds will find there way into the Grey Liston Endowment Scholarship for the UNC Wilmington Swim & Dive program.
carolina swim series
stoked to go out is now part of the new carolina swim series. we're excited to be one of five great open water swim events in the greater Wilmington area.
Racin' the Basin - Saturday, April 7 @ Ft. Fisher
Stoked to Go Out - Saturday, May 19th @ Wrightsville Beach
Swim CB - Saturday, July 21st @ Carolina Beach
Pier-to-Pier - Saturday, September 15th @ Wrightsville Beach
Swim the Loop - Sunday, September 23rd @ Wrightsville Beach
The Carolina Swim Series will culminate with a year-end awards party on a yet to be named date. learn more here.
Register / Packet Pick Up
260 Racine Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28404
910 799 2719
Race Day Registration / Packet Pick Up
Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Swim START* / Finish*
703 S. Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
* to be decided on race day