_ The 2018 Pennock Island challenge:
The Pennock Island Challenge is an 8.2 mile ocean race around Pennock Island Alaska. The Island is situated in the Tongass narrows in front of the city of Ketchikan Alaska. The race was started in 2004 as a fundraiser for the American Diabetes asscication. Currently the race proceeds benifit the Junvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Race course is circular and you can expect a small current assist. Water temperature at this time of year in southern southeast Alaska is expected to be between 55 - 60 degrees F.
This year the race will be held on August 11. A pre-race meeting will be held on August 10. Early registration begins May 25 and ends July 15 2018 The price is 160.00 for solo swimmers and 130.00/relay member. Late registraion starts July 15 2018 ends July 31 2018. Late prices are 200.00 solo or relay. A total of 50 participants will be allowed in 2018. Each sucessfull swimmer/relay will receive a certificate with their time and place.
Event is open to swimmers ages 16 and older. Swimmers may enter as Male and Female Solo Swimmers. Relays may enter in 2 -6 person in the following catagories Male/Female/Mixed. Wetsuits are allowed but will have their own divsion. If one person in a relay wears a wetsuit then the entire relay is in the wetsuit catagory. We can supply a minimum number of escort boats and kayakers free of charge on a first come basis. When we run out of volunteer escorts we will assist swimmers in finding the lowest cost escort. Contact us to check on the availability of escorts prior to registering.
There will be a banquet on the evening of August 11 featuring local salmon. Awards will be given at that time. We encourage participants to fundraise addition money to support the Junvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
2009 Results at: www.alaskateamada.com/
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