Pre-Race Dinner & Safety Meeting

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
10301 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842

6:00 PM - Dinner provided by BoxCar 40, Chef Paul Suplee
This is a great opportunity to mingle with other swimmers, check-in and pickup your Ocean Games shirt, cap, race bag and chip.

7:00 PM - Safety Meeting (mandatory for 9 milers and kayak pilots)
Presented by Ocean Games Safety Director and Ocean City Beach Patrol


Race Day Agenda

Saturday, July 20, 2019

We will keep this page updated with weather announcements and direction of the swim. The final decision on swim direction will be made the morning of the event by 6:00 AM. The current normally goes South to North this time of year and the forecast is looking that way now. If that is the case, the start for the 9-mile swimmers will be Caroline Street and 94th Street for the 3-mile swimmers. Finish is 145th Street.

PARKING:

Park at the Ocean City Convention Center (Map) at the ( "south parking lot" on 39th Street). Parking is FREE! Transportation will be provided from the convention center to the race start and back. 3 mile swimmers may park at the Acme Mall parking lot on 94th Street and Coastal Hwy and then cross the highway to the start. Shuttle vans will be available to take you back to the ACME Mall (Map) parking lot if needed. Another option, if you are with family and friends, is to have them drop you off at the start and then park at the finish line.

8:00 - 9:30 AM: Check-in for 9-Mile Swimmers

9 mile Swimmers check-in at race start (TBD morning of race). Swimmers will bring bag to start, bags will be picked up at swim start location and delivered by Ocean Games crew to finish line. Starbucks coffee, water, Gatorade and nutritious snacks will be available at the start and finish. Water will also be available on a boat anchored at the halfway point.

9:20 AM

National Anthem and Welcome

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Kayaks are launched.

10:00 AM

9-mile solo swimmers and Relay Teams start!

11:00 - 11:45 AM

3-mile swimmers check-in. Water will be available at start and finish.

12:00 PM

3-mile swimmers start!

4:00 PM

Awards Ceremony on the beach at the finish line

FOOD & WATER

Water will be available at the start, on a boat anchored at the halfway point and at the finish. Food available at finish line. Food provided by Smokers, DeCatur Diner, Sysco and Chipotle.

TRANSPORTATION

Last Van Departs from Finish line back to the Convention Center or ACME Mall parking lot at 5:OO PM.

ADDITIONAL LOGISTICS

Port-A-Potties will be at the 145th Street location
City Restrooms on Caroline Street


After Party

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Residence Inn Ocean City
300 Seabay Lane
(Corner of Rt. 90 and Coastal Hwy)
Ocean City, MD

Join us for some fun and relaxation at the After-Party in the new Residence Inn in Ocean City on the pool deck with an amazing view of the bay. Food provided and happy hour drinks available at the Tiki Bar. They also have 2 grills (in case you feel like cooking) and a fire pit. This party is a big thank you for participating in Ocean Games. It is family friendly so bring everyone!

The Residence Inn has an outdoor shower and restrooms on the pool deck for those that need a place to change. Please note, the outdoor shower is not enclosed.

 
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