Swimmers will enter the water at Downtown Boathouse's floating kayak dock just north of Pier I, Riverside Park South at West 72nd Street. They will swim out past the end of the pier and turn south to swim down the Hudson River with the current. After passing the Marine Transfer Pier and the Department of Sanitation Parking, swimmers will approach Pier 96 and take a left turn (towards Manhattan) to swim in to the finish line. A combination of buoys, support boats, and kayaks will mark/monitor the swim route to help swimmers remain on course.
Transition into running gear at Pier 96.
Run north on Riverside Park recreation path to the turnaround at 83rd Street and then return to Pier 96.