Friday, June 2, 2023

Pre-Race Registration: Our Headquarters will be situated at the start/finish area on Higgs Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West 33040.   Packet pickup and pre-registration will take place by the 2 gazebos on Higgs Beach.. It is Highly recommended all kayaks be brought, dropped off and lined up side by side on the beach shoreline, and left there overnight. We will have an assigned person overnight securing the site.The reason for this kayak drop off at the pre-race meeting is because Saturday, June 3rd is a very early swim start at 6:00 a.m., therefore the only task swimmers and kayakers have to do Saturday morning is to load up the kayaks with their supplies and be ready to launch the kayaks into the water and be ready for swim start at 6:00 a.m. SHARP.  REMEMBER, the tide waits for no one!

All applicants must check in at this site from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd. At the time you register, you will receive your info packet, t-shirt and “goody bag.”  All Solo swimmers and Relay teams will receive their numbered orange pennants with their number at registration. Then they must place the pennant prominently and securely with duct tape onto their support vessel. Duct tape will be provided to do this task.  If the pennant is not clearly visible on your support craft, you will be disqualified from the event.

Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting: Promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd, we will begin our pre-race meeting. The meeting will be held by the 2 gazebos on Higgs Beach (our Headquarters). Information will be given as to rules, the course and other pertinent directions and instructions. Questions will be taken and answered. The goal will be to have all swimmers, kayakers and support crew out of the meeting by 6:30 p.m.