Saturday June 8, 2019. Stage 1. 18.3 miles. The Islands.
Rip Van Winkle Br. to Kingston Rhinecliff Br.
Sunday June 9, 2019. Stage 2. 19.8 miles. The Lighthouses.
Kingston Rhinecliff Br. to Mid-Hudson Br.
Monday June 10, 2019. Stage 3. 13.2 miles. The Hudson Valley.
Mid-Hudson Br. to Newburgh Beacon Br.
Tuesday June 11, 2019. Stage 4. 15.0 miles. The Highlands.
Newburgh Beacon Br. to Bear Mountain Br.
Thursday June 13, 2019. Stage 5. 19.8 miles. The Great Bays.
Bear Mountain Br. to New Tappan Zee Br.
Friday June 14, 2019. Stage 6. 15.7 miles. The Palisades.
Tappan Zee Br. to George Washington Br.
Saturday June 15 , 2018. Stage 7. 18.6 miles. Liberty.
George Washington Br. to Verrazano Narrows Br.
7-stage registration opens on November 1, 2018. Registration for all other swimmers opens on December 1, 2018.
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 8 – June 15, 2019.