Expired 5k Swim Challenge (kayak/sup)

     February 6, 2022
    •  September 10, 2022
       7:00 am - 11:00 am
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    This swim launches from the beach near the West Bluff picnic area in the Presidio, heads toward Anita Rock, travels along Crissy Field toward the Yacht Club, and then on to finish at Aquatic Park, where swimmers will take the long route along the inside of the municipal pier wall before landing at the east end of Aquatic Park beach. See the route map below.

    Paddlers will    launch from West Bluff Picnic Area    and    finish at Aquatic Park

    Please review your responsibilities as a kayaker before signing up.

    Event Schedule

    7:00 am - Meet at the West Bluff Picnic Area (near Warming Hut), gear up, and sign in.

    7:30 am - Briefing. Be fully ready to launch at this time.

    8:00 am - Swimmers jump and swim starts.


    This information is subject to change. Registered paddlers will receive an email from the kayak lead prior to race day confirming details.

    This is a pretty long swim, and the start is far from where the support boats are likely to be going when the swim finishes.  I suggest leaving your car at Aquatic Park at the finish line, unless you want to paddle back to the start. To facilitate this, I will arrive at West Bluff early and start ferrying people 3 at a time to Aquatic Park for those who want to move their car to the finish.

    5K challenge swim route


    West Bluff Picnic Area, Long Avenue, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, California, 94129, United States