The 2017 STOKED To GO OUT Pier-to-Pier Swim
Wrightsville beach, nc
Saturday, May 20th 2017
The swim is just under 2 miles. It is approx. 1.7 miles between the piers along with a beach start and finish.
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 closeS at 500 swimmers.
We're sorry, but even the most stoked kid has to 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 in the following categories: 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
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 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.
Mid-May Wrightsville Beach water temperature is typically in the low 70's. Wetsuits will be allowed and our sponsor blueseventy makes one mean wettY. We will follow USAT rules in regards to wetsuits. This states that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards. If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits. Water temperature will be taken and announced at the starting beach area at 8 AM.
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.
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