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Extreme Marathon Swim | Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 am
The Cold Half is a 15km winter marathon charity swim on Hong Kong Island from Stanley Main Beach to Deep Water Bay Beach. This is a SOLO or 2-person RELAY only race. There will be 2 categories – Naturally Ocean (no wetsuit) and Wetsuited & Buoyant. For relay, change is mandated at every 30mins, or one change only at the 7.5km point. The cut-off time is 6hrs. Please contact race organiser if unsure about your ability to finish in time. This event in only for advanced swimmers with confidence and dare. Limit to max. 30 solos.
A support motorboat is mandatory for all 15km relay teams. A motorboat or a support paddler is a must for 15km solos. “YAK” paddle/swim is accepted for relays, upon organiser’s assessment on race day temperature and condition. Wetsuit only and no inflatables will be allowed.
For those who love swimming in the chill but mind the extreme distance, please sign up for the 1.5km satellite race happening concurrently in Deep Water Bay Beach – The Cold Challenge. This will be the very first winter swimming event of its kind in HK. Wetsuits welcome. Age group prizes.
Swim caps and souvenirs will be provided for all participants. There will be hot showers. A post-race BBQ, meal and awards will be held at Victoria Recreation Club in Deep Water Bay.
The event supports Ocean Recovery Alliance, a Hong Kong based ocean conservation and education charity.
Registration closes on Feb. 10, 2017.
Race fees in HK$ – Early Bird by Jan.18, 2017 / Standard by Feb.10, 2017
15km Solo – $1,800 EB / $2,000 Standard
15km Relay – $2,800 EB / $3,000 Standard
2km Solo – $450 EB / $550 Standard
Support motor boat hire: $3,500
Support paddler hire: $1,000
Kayak hire: $500
Spotter/feeder hire for overseas solo swimmers: $600
Sign up with an email to Shu Pu – firstname.lastname@example.org or directly here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=89146