January 6, 2021: Applications 8 Bridges solo marathon events open.
January 31, 2021: First round of dates 8 Bridges solo swims are assigned.
March 1, 2021: Full entry fees due.
*The planning process imposes considerable expense to NYOW. Therefore, we are unable to issue refunds of a $300 deposit due to cancellation for any reason.
2021 Fees: $1700 per solo and $2000 for tandem Stages 1-6; $2700 per solo and $1700 for tandem Stage 7. Prices could be lower depending on how many swimmers are interested in this swim and can share the costs of safety boats. Tidal currents for Stages 1-4 are sluggish this year.
Entry fees include a designated support boat, kayak/kayaker, observer, and GPS tracking. Only one crew person per swimmer (including tandems) is allowed.
* Withdrawal before April 1: swimmer gets a full refund minus a $300 processing fee.
* Withdrawal after April 1: swimmer will be refunded entire fee minus a deposit of $750.
* Withdrawal 14 days prior to event day: No refunds
8 Bridges dates:
Stage 1: June 16
Stage 2: June 17
Stage 3: June 18
Stage 4: June 19
Stage 5: June 21
Stage 6: June 22
Stage 7: June 23
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 tenth seven-day, seven-stage, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim will take place from June 16 – June 23, 2021.