ABOUT THIS EVENT Long considered the east end season opener, this race founded by the late Robert J. Aaron, is the oldest continuous race on Long Island. This year, the race will be celebrating its 31st anniversary. It features a very scenic course through the beautiiful hamlet of Montauk. The race consists of a 1 mile swim, 22 miles bike and 6.2 miles run. This fun event is USAT sanctioned.