The course traverses public and private land in and around Jackman, Moose River, and Dennistown, Maine. Participants are required to follow the prescribed route and any deviation will be grounds for disqualification.
Team participants must complete the course in teams of two, racing at the same time. Teammates must be within 10 yards of one another on the swims and 100 yards of each other on the runs. Use of a tether required.
Any participant who encounters any other participant in need of aid must stop and provide aid. This is the spirit of swimrun. Failure to do so will be grounds for disqualification.
One wetsuit per person covering at minimum the torso and upper half of the thighs. Water temps are usually in the low 50 degrees F this time of year.
One tether per team (10 feet is recommended length)
One swim safety buoy per team
One course map per team (provided), packed in waterproof fashion
One First Aid Pressure Bandage, packed in waterproof fashion
Competitors may also carry:
Insulating/neoprene swim cap, gloves, socks
Personal flotation device (cannot be larger than 40 x 24 cm)
Compass or watch compass
Carry in / carry out: Participants must complete the race with everything with which they started. There are no toilet facilities on the course; utmost discretion is expected of participants. Littering or leaving objects on the course will be grounds for disqualification.
Course time cutoffs: Checkpoints will be established that must be reached by a certain time in order to continue racing. Organizers reserve the right to modify checkpoint locations and cut-off times during the race as conditions require.
Long Course cut-off checkpoint: 11 a.m. (see map)
Short Course cut-off checkpoint: 12:00 p.m. (see map)