A Long Swim - Tower Road Beach Winnetka

Sun August 4, 2019 Winnetka, IL 60093 US Directions

1500 Meter WS

12:00AM CDT

1.2 Mile Non WS

12:00AM CDT

1.2 Mile WS

12:00AM CDT

2.4 Mile Non WS

12:00AM CDT

2.4 Mile WS

12:00AM CDT

5K Non WS

12:00AM CDT


12:00AM CDT
Tower Road Beach 899 Sheridan Road
Winnetka, IL US 60093

The course is professionally timed for distances of 5K, 2.4 miles, 1.2 miles and 1,500 meters. This is the perfect opportunity for triathletes and open water swimmers to guage their training under race conditions. This event features a DJ, a healthy food truck breakfast, and a unique vendor village.


Tower Road Beach is on beautiful Lake Michigan and is a pristine beach with a full bath house surrounded by beautiful homes. Each A Long Swim is well stocked with safety personnel and lifeguards. There is also a DJ to provide inspirating music as well as announcements and finishing information.

A Long Swim is a series of open water swimming events benefiting ALS research. These swims are designed for triathletes and open water swimmers, are professionally timed, and led by English Channel Swimmer, Doug McConnell.

A breakfast of bagels and cream cheese along with fruit will be provided. Music will be provided by the famous Bob the DJ.

Each swimmer has an incentive to fundraise - however there is no requirement to fundraise - and earn a package to waive their registration fee and earn triathlon and open water swimming gear, including wet suits, on course goggles and transition bags. (On Course goggles are not yet available in stores, are approved by USAT and use electronic compass technology to keep the swimmer on course.) EARN COOL SWIMMING GEAR HERE!

Learn more about A Long Swim at www.ALongSwim.org.

Day of registration is available at 6:00AM at the event, with a $15 premium. Day of registrants may not receive a swag bag or a tee shirt, although we will try. Doors open at 6:00AM. Race starts begin at 6:30AM. ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 6:00PM.

Want to learn about sponsorship opportunities for this event?Contact us here.

Want to volunteer to help at this event? Contact us here.

A Long Swim is a nonprofit dedicated to utilizing open water and marathon swims to raise funding and awareness for collaborative ALS research. A Long Swim has raised over $400,000 for ALS research, dedicated to the groundbreaking and collaborative research at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, one of the top ALS research laboratories in the world.

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