august, 2019

2019sun18aug9:00 amSwim to The Moon...Celebrating 10 Years!10K • 5K • 1.2 • .5 mile9:00 am EST Pinckney Recreation Area, Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd.Event Type :SwimRegister Now!Volunteer Now!Results

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Event Details

SWIM TO THE MOON Marathon Swim • 5K • 1.2 MILE • .5 MILE SWIM

Epic Races Swim to the Moon Celebrating 10 years

Swim to The Moon is celebrating 10 years of this extraordinary open-water swimming adventure through the picturesque Hiland Chain of Lakes near Hell, Michigan. Choose your distance — .5 mile, 1.2 miles, 5K, or 10K — Enjoy the beautiful scenery with plenty of safety and nutritional support along the way, all the while showing support for a very worthy cause: North Star Reach, part of the national SeriousFun Network, is a camp for children with life-threatening, serious, and chronic medical conditions.

You do not need to bring your own support vessel.  We have lifeguards and volunteer kayaks along the way. There will be aid stations with Gatorade, Gu, and Water at every mile.

Want to swim a little more than 5K, but not quite 10K? Want to swim a little more than 10K? New this year, you can sign up for the 1.2 or the half-mile as an additional event, and the price for the 2nd event will be 50% off. You will get an additional medal which will connect with your first medal, but only one T-shirt per participant. The second race will be discounted at checkout.

Swim to the Moon is part of the Global Swim Series and drew participants from 3 countries, 23 US States, and the District of Columbia last year. 

  • THE DETAILS

SWAG… aka… What you get:

In addition to free race pix, each participant will receive:

  • Chip timing, with results posted by the end of race day
  • A fabulous finisher’s medal
  • A super-soft, high-quality race T-shirt (register two weeks in advance of the race to be guaranteed a shirt)
  • The best post-swim snacks around.

NEW SWAG COMING SOON FOR 2019!!

ZERO WASTE

Showing how little waste was generatedThe event is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

Room Blocks available: August 16 – 18, 2019

COMFORT INN CHELSEA $119

Combines small town charm with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Ann Arbor.

(734) 433-8000

1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI  48118
(10 miles from start)
Last day to book: August 15, 2019

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool and Spa

 

Room Blocks available: August 17 – 18, 2019

FAIRFIELD INN ANN ARBOR $115

Retro hotel with an indoor pool & fitness facilities, plus free WiFi, hot breakfast & parking.

(734) 995-5200

3285 Boardwalk,  Ann Arbor,  MI  48108
(22.7 miles from start)
Last day to book: August 3, 2019

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool and Spa

We appreciate your support for the reason we are all able to do this epic swim: North Star Reach. North Star Reach is a camp specially designed for children with life-threatening, serious, and chronic medical conditions. Because of their health issues, these children cannot attend regular summer camp. As part of the SeriousFun Network of camps for children with serious health concerns, North Star Reach offers these kids the chance to enjoy one of childhood’s most valued traditions: a summer of swimming, climbing, canoeing, arts and crafts, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories. North Star Reach’s facilities include all this and a state-of-the-art medical center staffed 24 hours to support and supervise its campers. Best of all, North Star Reach is free of cost for campers who qualify… and for their siblings.

We have been fundraising for North Star Reach, which serves as the starting location for the 5K and the turn-around point for the 10K, since the beginning of Swim to the Moon. North Star Reach would not be where it is today without the generous help of its fundraisers. This year, as part of the registration for the 10K and 5K swims, we ask each participant to become a fundraiser and raise a minimum of $10. All participants can also consider making a donation during registration to help North Star Reach help these special children have the summer of their dreams!

The 5K swim starts on the shores of Patterson Lake at North Star Reach; from there, swimmers head south and east through the heavily forested Pinckney Recreation Area, passing through five lakes along the way. Scattered cottages are the only signs of civilization. (Aside, of course, from the dozens of lifeguards, kayak volunteers, and 2 hydration stations.)

10K race participants start at Halfmoon Lake Beach, swim to the North Star Reach which is the start of the 5K.  There will be lifeguards, kayak volunteers, and 2 aid stations along the way.  At North Star Reach, the 10K will then get out of the water and head back to the finish line at Halfmoon Lake Beach.

Both the half-mile and the 1.2-mile swim start at Halfmoon Lake Beach. All events finish at the state beach on the east shore of Halfmoon Lake.

  • THE SCHEDULE:

6:30 a.m. 10K Mandatory Race meeting on Beach

6:30 a.m. 5K Buses To Paterson Lake Start Departing

6:40 a.m. 10K Swim Starts

7:45 a.m. 5K Swim Starts

10:20 a.m. Mandatory Meeting For 1.2 And .5 Mile Swim

10:30 a.m. 1.2 And .5 Mile Swim Start

9:00-11:00 a.m. Awards Available for Pick Up

We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!
  • COURSE MAPS:

Swim to The Moon 10K & 5K Map

See Map

Swim to the Moon 1.2 & .5 Mile Map

See Map

  • AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS:

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

12-13 (0.5-mile and 1.2-mile only), 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

10K Finishers

Awards are given to the first-place overall male/female, the first-place Masters male/female, and the top five finishers in each age group.

 5K Swim

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each in each age-group

1.2 Mile & .5 Mile

Awards are given to the first-place overall male/female, first place Masters male/female, and the top five finishers in each age group.

  • PACKET PICK-UP:

 

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1PM-4PM – at Half Moon lake
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019, 5:30AM- 9:30AM- Packet pick-up will be at Half Moon Lake
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PHOTOS

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