The LOST Race: 1.6k, 3.8k, medals, beer glasses, trophies and mansions!

LOST Race and LOST Mile medals!

LOST Race and LOST Mile medals!

Each year we try and make the LOST Race better.  And aside from controlling the water temp (haha) we’ve been able to do that.  And this year is the 9th Annual LOST Race on Saturday, Aug 13th and it is going to be the best ever!

LOST Mile logo

First of all, not only are we having the classic 3.8k LOST Race, but after we had to be creative last year with the cold water, we realized that a shorter race would work really well too!  So this year we will be introducing the LOST Mile too!

Winners of the 500m: Mens Naked: Charles Bolduc, Womens Naked: Kristen Sanhueza, Womens Wetsuit: Lisa Pickering, Mens Wetsuit and first overall: Dylan Kent

“Cold Year” Winners of the 500m: Mens Naked: Charles Bolduc, Womens Naked: Kristen Sanhueza, Womens Wetsuit: Lisa Pickering, Mens Wetsuit and first overall: Dylan Kent

Winners of the 1000m; Mens Naked: Loren King, Mens Wetsuit and first overall: Greg Streppel, Womens Wetsuit: Lynn Rogers, Womens Naked: Sara Nicholson

“Cold Year” Winners of the 1000m; Mens Naked: Loren King, Mens Wetsuit and first overall: Greg Streppel, Womens Wetsuit: Lynn Rogers, Womens Naked: Sara Nicholson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it works for whatever you drink you want... lots of head on that apple juice...

And it works for whatever you drink you want… lots of head on that apple juice…

The LOST Mile is a great way to include more people and for some a good practice to start building their way up to the LOST Race iron-distance swim!

Next we have designed a very cool LOST Mile logo that you will have on your cap and on your new LOST Mile medals!

And one of my favorite new additions is the LOST Pint Glasses!  LOSTie, John Stribany, who donated a bunch of swag last year, including the LOST coffee mugs, which were such a big hit, is at it again!  Except when he offered the pint glasses, I knew that would be a hit with this crowd!  You can put whatever you want in it… but I’ve already tested mine out… and it works!beer glasses

 

But aside from the great competitive fun for everyone; from Olympic swimmers, to Ironmen, to marathon swimmers, and yes, regular swimmers too… the best part is just the swim itself.  On a spectacular point-to-point coastline swim past some of the most beautiful (and expensive) homes in Canada!

Sign up now… the LOST Pint Glasses are for the first 133 registered!!! 

Oh ya, I almost forgot… a cool, free t-shirt for all the volunteers too!Hugo Powell's house

Volunteer t-shirts

Volunteer t-shirts

 

Cheers,

Rob

About LOST Swimmer

I founded LOST Swimming because I like open water swimming and would like to see it grow and thrive in Lake Ontario. I started as a competitive swimmer as a kid and ended up getting as far as a silver medal at Nationals and going to the Olympic Trials in 1988. But I retired after that, I was sick of swimming. So I got into running marathons and have run over 35 to date, as well as a few ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables (7 day, ultra across the Sahara Desert). I also kind of fell into triathlons and have done a handful of Ironman tri's too. This gradually got me back in the water and in 2006 I took the plunge and attempted swimming the English Channel. I didn't quite make it across, but the circle was now complete and after 17 years I was a swimmer again! Although I still do plenty of pool swimming, I now much prefer open water swimming and like to say that open water swimming is to pool swimming, what trail running is to treadmill running! As a result I hope to encourage more people to join me for a dip in Lake Ontario as often as we can!
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