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Riverkeeper 4K Open Water Swim

Ottawa Riverkeeper

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Support clean water and a healthy river. Because water quality knows no borders we are holding the 2nd Annual Riverkeeper 4K Inter-Provincial Swim to highlight the need for collaboration and action on both sides of the Ottawa River. Organized in co-operation with Swim Ottawa, this fully-supported swim (limited to 100 participants this second year) is open to competitive and masters swimmers and triathletes, age 16 or older. Floats allowed. The swim has a two hour time limit.

New this year: Swim clubs and organizations can compete as a team in our Riverkeeper 4K Team Challenge. Bragging rights and a fabulous Ottawa City Rafting trip will go to the team with the most participants.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Start: Parc des Cèdres, Aylmer, Quebec

Finish: Lac Deschenes Sailing Club, Shirley’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario

Time: 7:30 a.m. Check-in, Warm-up and Briefing | 8:00 a.m. Start

Prizes: 1st and 2nd wet suit and non-wet suit winners, top two fundraisers, plus door prizes.

Refreshments: Continental breakfast post event.

Entry Fee: 

  • Swimmers: $50 minimum donation
  • Swimmers + Shuttle back to Aylmer: $60 minimum donation
  • Escort Paddlers: Free-will donation

(Please note: In the unlikely case of severe weather (lightning, high e-coli count, low visibility, extreme winds), the swim will be canceled. No refunds will be issued.)

Race kit pick-up: Thursday, August 13th (12 – 8 pm), Ottawa Riverkeeper office, 1960 Scott St., 3rd floor (corner of Scott/McRae, on top of Trailhead)

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