Basin Harbor Aqua Race & Duathlon

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Description of Event: Attention anyone who likes to swim, canoe, kayak, or paddle board! Meet us at the Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club for this race across the lake and/or back. The distance from Basin Harbor to the shore in New York is only one mile. Swimmers will take the Basin Harbor party boat to the NY shore and swim back to Basin Harbor (one mile) while those in a canoe, kayak or on a paddle board will race over and back for a total of two miles. Swimmers are REQUIRED to have a swimmer’s buoy on them and they will be accompanied by a flotilla of boats to ensure their safety.

End the race there, or go on to complete a duathlon by adding a 5K run.

As a note, depending on the wind the morning of the race, the water could potentially be choppy. It could also be quite smooth.

Everyone registered by July 15 will receive a free commemorative race shirt.

Date/Time: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8:00 am
Distance: Out-and-back: 2 miles; Back only: 1 mile (swimmers)
  • Aqua Race: $30; Duathlon: $45 if registration is received by August 1, 2017
  • Register by July 15, 2017 and receive a FREE RACE SHIRT. Any shirts that are not picked up prior to race start will be available for sale for $10 after the race. We will not mail shirts or prizes; however, if you let us know that you cannot make it, we will hold your shirt for pick up at Shelburne Field House.
  • An additional $5 will be added to registrations on race day.
Check in/ Registration Time: Pre-race pick up will be at Fleet Feet Sports located at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT on Friday, August 4, 2017 from noon to 4:00 pm.
Race Day registration and check in will be held at the gazebo near the beach at Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club on Saturday, August 5, 2017, 6:45 – 7:45 am. Boat drop off will begin at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 am.
Registration Confirmation: Click here for a listing of registered racers as of 4/8/2017.  have any registration questions, please feel free to contact
Race Day Information: 2017 pre- and race-day information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. It will also be emailed to all registered racers for whom we have an email address during the week preceding the race. Please be sure not to opt out of our emails, otherwise you will not receive this valuable information. If you have already opted out, please click here to sign up again.
Directions to Race: Directions to Basin Harbor
Where to Park: Please park at the Red Mill Restaurant at Basin Harbor.
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided following the race courtesy of Bruegger’s Bagels and Shelburne Market. In addition, you and your guests may opt to take advantage of several dining opportunities at Basin Harbor:

  • Pick up something to eat at the Harbor Store.
  • Runners and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at The Red Mill Restaurant or the buffet lunch in the Ranger Room the day of the race. Runners must present their race bib to receive discount. Valid only for the day of race. Recommended to make a reservation in The Red Mill in advance. The Red Mill opens at 11:30 AM and serves all day. Ranger Room opens noon-2:30 PM.
Awards: Top 3  men and top 3 women finishers in each division.
Prizes include:

A raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors will be held after the awards ceremony. You must be present to win.

Volunteers: Please consider helping for this event.  Contact Rayne at: 802-316-7142 or
General questions: Call Rayne Herzog at: 802-316-7142 or