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Hooters Summer Sizzler 5K and Ocean Mile Swim
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Clearwater Beach, FL
About This Activity
Please note your event start time as our Hooters summer races are schedule different than our fall races due to the amount of seasonal beach goers. The August Summer Sizzler 5K will begin at 10:15 a.m. and the Ocean Mile Swim (or half mile swim if you opt for that distance when you check in race morning) will begin first at 9:15 am. Both events begin on the north side of Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach and they are out and back courses heading north parallel to the beach.
The swim will begin first for the August event at 9:15 a.m. and the wristband color you select at race check in when you arrive, will tell us if you plan to do the full ocean mile swim or the 1/2 mile swim with a 1/2 mile run back to the start/finish line. The buoys are set chest deep parallel to the coast a half mile in length. If we have several shorts people (kids) participating in the event they will be asked to swim with the buoys to their left as all adults will keep buoys on your right throughout the swim. Lifeguards are positioned in the water and if you feel uncomfortable at any time we ask that you immediately take a few paces toward the sand to get to a place where you can comfortably stand to regain your comfort. Proceed back to the course to complete the swim only when you are fully capable of doing so. This is a timed event and a great opportunity to get open water swim experience in a race setting. Many of our participants are training for larger multi-sport races. We do not strive to attract a highly competitive swim pack so arrive with your best attitude and come join us...it's a lot of fun! Family and friends are welcome on the Lookout Deck for our post race party.
Stick around in August for our 5K at 10:15 (we can’t head to Hooters until 10:30 am anyway so be with us at race start to cheer on our hundreds of 5K runners who aren’t afraid of the hard packed sand course! It makes you faster at the end of the day!
Event details and schedule
Race check in is race day only beginning at 8 a.m. in front of Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Please try to arrive at least 40 minutes prior to your race and be prepared to pay for parking in the main lot as ticketing is very strict on Clearwater Beach.
The Hooters post race party is of course the main attraction and takes place beginning at 10:30 a.m. across the street on the 3rd story "Lookout Deck" of Hooters Clearwater Beach. All participants will get a coupon for a free beer and a sample plate of Hooters famous chicken wings but you are also allowed to order from the menu so plan to stay for lunch and bring some friends! For more information please text us at 727-CAN-RACE or email SuzanneHensleeTriathlon@gmail.com
The Hooters Clearwater Beach 2014 Point Series Can Be Found At www.727CANRACE.com Along With Current Point Standings
4/19/14 The Easter Bunny Hooters 5K – Ocean Mile or ½ Mile Swim
5/24/14 Memorial Weekend Dash for the Cash 5K – Ocean Mile or ½ Mile Swim
08/09/2014 Summer Sizzler 5K – Ocean Mile or ½ Mile Swim
12/27/14 End Of The Year With Hooters Last Chance Race 5K – Ocean Mile or ½ Mile Swim
Points are accumulated throughout the series for the 5K Runs and Ocean Mile Swims on each race date which will determine the HOOTERS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR! Points are detailed at www.727CANRACE.com
If you opt to do the half mile swim you will exit the water and the final buoy at the north end of the start/finish line and run the final half mile back on the beach to the finish. All athletes are timed and scored and results will be posted on the www.727CanRace.com website within 24 hours of the event’s completion. Each participant will be issued a bib number and wrist band which identifies the race distance you are participating in. Swimmers should be sure the timers at the finish line can see your wristband color so that you are grouped into the correct category distance.Glass framed awards will be presented at Hooters at 11 am to top finishers in each race. Let us know ahead of time if you are participating in feat of something special in your life and we’ll have an award just for you.All finisher's will receive medallion beads with the event name on them, a race t-shirt, post-race party with free beer and wings, and awards to the top 25 males and top 25 females in the 5K, and to 10 males and top 10 females in the full mile swim (half mile swimmers are award to 3 males and top 3 females only)