1.) AquaRun for a Child (1.2-mile/2K swim followed by a 3.1-mile/5K run) individual race and relay,
2.) 1.2 mile/2K and 2.4 mile/4K Open Water Swim for A Child, and
3.) 3.1mile/5K Run for a Child
along the Old Tacoma Waterfront on Commencement Bay.
The electronic chipped swim is a triangular swim course that starts in the water at Les Davis Marine Park between two orange triangular buoys and proceeds northeast(NE) to the first right hand turn around the outside of a tall yellow cylindrical buoy at 0.4 and then heads southeast (SE) to a second right hand turn around the outside of a tall yellow cylindrical buoy at 0.8 miles and finally West (swimming with the current) to the two triangular buoys requiring a left hand turn in-between them and then to shore to finish to 1.2 mile course. The 4K swimmers will touch the second farthest orange buoy on their first lap and turn right and swim another loop before exiting the water in the same manner as the 2K swimmers. The electronic chipped Aquathletes will exit the water and head for the designated transition area before starting the run. The electronic chipped 5K runners start at Les Davis Marine Park on the path as designated and heads west and back on the same running path paralleling Ruston Way.Restaurant driveways will be monitored with volunteers meant to help-but it is the runners responsibility to be aware of turning traffic.All events complete through their respective finish chutes. The course is shown on the map in section 8.0
The AquaRun and relay swim legs start at 9:30 a.m. The 1.2 mile/2K and 2.4 mile/4K open water races start at 9:35 a.m. This time is very near the peak of high tide. All swims end at Marine Park. The last swimmer is expected to finish before 11:30 p.m. The 5K run starts at 9:40 a.m.
I-5 S from Seattle to I-705 N exit and merge onto I-705 N. Northbound: I-5 N from Olympia, take right lane WA-7 South/I-705 N exit toward Pacific Ave/City Center. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for City Center and merge onto I-705 NContinuing on from both directions: Just past downtown, exit to left onto Schuster Pkwy. Proceed to left at Y in road to Waterfront, becomes Ruston Way at overpass. Proceed to Les Davis Marine Park and turn left (south) on Dale Street to N Waterview Street. Park on N Waterview to left and right. Please do NOT park at Lobster Shop .
Neoprene WETSUITS are required for all swimmers unless exempted by safety committee by 8/11/12. Email race director [email protected] for specific exemption details. $20 fee if chip not returned at end of race.