Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge

Saturday, July 27, 2024

6:00AM Check In Opens
6:30AM 2 Mile Start
7:30AM 1 Mile Start
8:00AM 1/2 Mile Start
9:00AM Cut Off
Rain or Shine

Kirk Park Beach
95 S Emerson Ave, Montauk, NY 11954

Parking:  On site at the Kirk Park beach parking lot until the event concludes at the address above

Connect with our community & support programming for Montauk’s future Aquatic and multi-purpose Cultural Arts Centers, currently under construction at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center!!

The 16th Annual Montauk Ocean Swim Challenge offers a rare opportunity to swim an open water ocean race on Long Island’s beautiful East End.  Organized in partnership with the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, 100% of proceeds will support future programming at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation’s Aquatic and multi-use Cultural Arts Centers. The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

First 100 registrants will receive a Montauk Playhouse bag!


  • Includes race t-shirt, swim cap and finish line photo.
    Price increases to $75 on 7/1.
    17 & under $50.
    (Enter age below for discount)

  • Includes race t-shirt, swim cap and finish line photo.
    Price increases to $75 on 7/1.
    17 & under $50.
    (Enter age below for discount)

  • Includes race t-shirt, swim cap and finish line photo.
    Price increases to $75 on 7/1.
    17 & under $50.
    (Enter age below for discount)

Uncheck this box to register for the swim challenge

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation and complete race instructions via email.



All proceeds will support future programming for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation's Aquatic Center. The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Suggested Amounts


Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.


IN CONSIDERATION of Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation (“MPCCF”) allowing me to participate in MONTAUK OCEAN SWIM CHALLENGE ("Event"), I, for myself, and on behalf of my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree to and make the following contractual representations pursuant to this Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (this “Agreement”).

1. Physical Health. I hereby represent that (i) I am in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the Event; and (ii) I am not under the influence of alcohol or any illicit or prescription drugs, and will not be under any such influence at the time of the Event, which would in any way impair my ability to safely participate in the Event. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Event.

2. Assumption of Risk. I understand and acknowledge the physical and mental rigors associated with open water swimming events are inherently dangerous and represent an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; accidents, contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather
conditions; imperfect course conditions; water, road and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers; and other undefined risks and dangers which may not be readily foreseeable or are presently unknown. I understand that these Risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Event, or the acts, inaction or negligence of the Released Parties defined below, and I hereby expressly and voluntarily choose to assume all such Risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses which I incur as a result of my participation in the Event.

3. Consent to Medical Care. I hereby consent to treatment in the event of an emergency or other incident in which, in the reasonable judgment of on-site and other personnel, I require medical care. I further agree to pay all costs associated with such medical care and to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties (as defined below) from any costs or claims arising from such medical care.

4. Release from Liability. I hereby Release, Waive and Covenant Not to Sue, and further agree to Indemnify, Defend and Hold Harmless the following parties: the Town of East Hampton, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, Inc., Elite Feats, the Event Organizers and Promoters, Race Directors, Event Timers, other participants in the sanctioned event, Sponsors, Advertisers, Local Organizing Committees, and Property Owners upon which the Event takes place, Law Enforcement Agencies and other Public Entities providing support for the Event, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees and volunteers (individually and collectively, the “Released Parties” or “Event Organizers”), with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s) of action, damage(s), loss or expense (including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees) of any kind or nature (“Liability”) which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in the Event, including claims for Liability caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties. I further agree that if, despite this Agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim for Liability against any of the Released Parties, I will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liability which any may be incurred as the result of such claim.

5. Authorization to Collect and Use Data. While participating in the Event, I may provide to Event Organizers information such as my name, contact information, age, gender and other demographic, physical, physiological or identifying characteristics image, likeness, videos specifically requested from me. My participation in the Event is voluntary. By participating in the Event, and giving such data to the Event Organizers, to use my name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, video, athletic performance, biographical and other information (collectively, “Likeness”), in any media platform or format whatsoever, an to distribute, broadcast and exhibit these without charge, restriction or liability. I hereby grant the Event Organizers, or any of them, permission to collect, capture, record and store the data, and grant to each of the Event Organizers a license to use the data for any purposes whatsoever.

6. Arbitration. In the event of a dispute between me and any of the Released Parties, such dispute shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. The hearing shall be conducted in New York City, New York unless both parties consent to a different location. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon all parties, and judgment upon the award rendered pursuant to such arbitration may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. I hereby warrant that I have read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, acknowledge that I will be giving up substantial legal rights (including the rights of the minor, my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any freely and voluntarily, without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for my on-line acknowledgment to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between the parties regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns), acknowledge that I have read this Agreement during online registration for the event.



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