The TENTH 8 Bridges will be held on Friday, June 26 to Friday, July 3. After our tenth year, the format for 8 Bridges will likely change to a more solo endeavor. iI you have been thinking about doing this swim for a while, we encourage you to take the plunge in 2020 to make the most of our final year in the current format. Entries for seven-stage swimmers opens on November 1, 2019. Entries for all other swimmers opens on November 15, 2019. Fees will be the same as they were in 2019.
Friday June 26, 2020. Stage 1. 18.3 miles. The Islands.
Rip Van Winkle Br. to Kingston Rhinecliff Br.
Saturday June 27, 2020. Stage 2. 19.8 miles. The Lighthouses.
Kingston Rhinecliff Br. to Mid-Hudson Br.
Sunday June 28, 2020. Stage 3. 13.2 miles. The Hudson Valley.
Mid-Hudson Br. to Newburgh Beacon Br.
Monday June 29, 2020. Stage 4. 15.0 miles. The Highlands.
Newburgh Beacon Br. to Bear Mountain Br.
Wednesday July 1, 2020. Stage 5. 19.8 miles. The Great Bays.
Bear Mountain Br. to New Tappan Zee Br.
Thursday July 2, 2020. Stage 6. 15.7 miles. The Palisades.
Tappan Zee Br. to George Washington Br.
Friday July 3, 2020. Stage 7. 18.6 miles. Liberty.
George Washington Br. to Verrazano Narrows Br.
7-stage registration opens on November 1, 2019. Registration for all other swimmers opens on November 15, 2019.
Maxiumum number of Entrants: 20 for Stages 1-6, 15 for Stage 7
8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the longest marathon swim in the world, is an epic swimming odyssey that celebrates the mighty Hudson and New York Harbor.
From the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows, at the throat of the New York Harbor, intrepid swimmers cover 120 miles of the Hudson River’s great stream.
For one week, each day’s marathon swim begins with the ebb tide at one bridge and ends at the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles. Swimmers can participate as solos or relays in one to all of the seven stages.
The swim strings together the Rip Van Winkle | Kingston-Rhinecliff | Mid-Hudson | Newburgh-Beacon | Bear Mountain | Tappan Zee | George Washington | Verrazano Narrows Bridges.
8 Bridges partners with Riverkeeper to promote the health and enjoyment of the Hudson River.
The ninth seven-day, seven-stage, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim will take place from June 26 – July 3, 2020.