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GREY LISTON MEMORIAL SWIM
After careful consideration and much work by our race team, along with our partners at Setup Events, we’ve made the final decision that it will not be possible to conduct the 2020 event following our traditional format on May 16.
That being said, the power of Stoke is very strong and the spirit of this event, one that is shared by our many followers and participants, cannot be so easily deterred, even in these trying times. A winner is anyone who takes great adversity and turns it into great achievement!. In fact, that is the essence of STGO and the legacy and inspiration that Grey Liston left behind seven years ago, in the way he lived his life and took on each day. Our mission is to pass on that spirit and to enable the education and participation of future swimmers and divers through scholarship.
With that in mind we are thrilled to announce two options:
The 2020 Virtual Stoked To Go Out Open Water Swim - Through the STGO event registration website swimmers may register to participate virtually for the same registration fee! During the period starting May 16 through June 6, each of you can register and swim, in a location of your choosing, a distance of 1.7 miles. Track your start, stop and time using your GPS enabled portable device and submit those results through the website. Results will be compiled and posted at the end of this period. Each person who completes their swim and submits their results will receive a special collectors item 2020 STGO race T-shirt with a unique design commemorating these unique circumstances caused by COVID-19. Normal winners awards will not be provided. Complete details are provided on the STGO event registration website.
Giving - The STGO event registration website also enables supporters to contribute directly to the Richard Grey Liston Endowed Athletic Scholarship. This year we have added a new $38 donation option to our other giving levels. In return for your generosity the race team will send you the commemorative 2020 STGO race T-shirt. Additional gifts are available at higher giving levels. I appreciate your generosity and a gift of any amount is valued.
All of you are members of the STGO family and so important to this cause. Our race team commits to you that our event WILL RETURN to beautiful Wrightsville Beach. Stay strong, stay stoked and thank you in advance for all of your support!
The Stoked To Go Out Race Team.
Pick your course! Pick your race date! Swim 1.7 miles anytime between May 16 - June 6 and Submit your results.
Registration fees and any gifts or donations for this race benefit the "University of North Carolina Wilmington, Richard Grey Liston Scholarship in Athletics Endowment" in Swimming and Diving.
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