Saturday, September 6, 2014
USMS Sanction: 214-W002
Big Shoulders 5K and 2.5K
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Sat, March 1, 2014 12:00 AM CST||Mon, August 25, 2014 04:00 PM CST|
***Great Lakes Open Water Swimming Series Event***
TIME: 8:00 AM start for first wave of 5K Swim. 8:20 AM start for first wave of 2.5K Swim. Checkin begins at 6:30 AM. Course Briefing at 7:40 AM. Waves seeded by time for 1st heat, then by age and distance.
COURSE/TIMING: Triangular 2.5K course; marked both by buoys and lifeguards in row boats. (Click to go to website with course map and aerial view of course.) Swimmers start in the water, and finish with a run up the beach. Water temps have varied between 63-80°F. Chip timing system used ($25 fee for failing to return Chip).
PARKING: Discounted Parking is available at Navy Pier. Bring your parking stub to the registration table for a validation stamp.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Register for the race online for speed, accuracy and email receipt. No mail in registration offered.
ELITE WAVE: The 50 fastest seed times provided for the 5K will swim in the Elite Wave of the 5K that starts first.
USMS REGISTRATION: You must be a USMS member (or international equivalent) to compete in Big Shoulders. Online race registration begins with USMS membership verification. Cost for an annual membership is $42.00. You may join or renew USMS membership using the links in Big Shoulders event registration. One Event Membership to USMS is available for $15.
RACE DAY ENTRIES: Race Day Entries are no longer available. Race has sold out the past 2 years. There will be no refunds, no waitlist, no deferrals, no transfers and no whining.
REFUNDS: As noted above, no refunds, no deferrals, no transfers, no whining.
RULES: All swimmers are required to wear the supplied fluorescent swim caps for safety reasons. Current USMS Open Water rules will apply. (Those with a latex allergy, contact the race administrator for alternate options).
ENTRY LIMITS / FEES:
NOTE – Registration fee does not include USMS membership fees.
T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, WATER BOTTLES: One high quality collectible shirt is included with entry fee! Extra shirts may be purchased for an additional $15.00. Hoodies available during online entry for $35. Polar water bottle, 24oz with Big Shoulders logo, available during online entry for $10.
Angel Swimmers: Available for only for the 2.5K. Angel Swimmers are experienced open water swimmers who will accompany you around the course to provide advice and comfort. However, they are not trained lifesavers.
AWARDS & RESULTS: Each finisher will receive a finisher’s medal. Results will be posted on the internet at www.bigshoulders.org. Wetsuit swimmers are scored for top three male and female overall.
LODGING: Courtyard by Marriott - Magnificent Mile has once again carved out a block of rooms at the discount rate of $164/nt. for Sept. 5 and Sept. 6. The hotel is 3 blocks from the race start, and in a great area for restaurants, site seeing and shopping. To reserve a room call 1-800-321-2211 and reference the Big Shoulders block, or code BST.
DIRECTIONS: Race begins at Ohio Street Beach. To access Ohio Street Beach, exit Lake Shore Drive from either north or south at the Grand/Illinois exit and head east towards the lake. Park at Navy Pier.
COURSE MAP: Map shows course used for the past several years. One lap around the course is 2.5K, two laps is 5K. Course is subject to change depending upon race day conditions.
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