Frequently Asked Questions

TCOWHM Series:
1.  Do I have to register for the entire series?
     - No. 
2.  Do I have to be USMS registered?
     - No.  Everyone must sign a release waiver that will be required for registration.
3.  Can I wear a wet suit?
     - Yes.  Your time will be recorded and listed in the results; you will not be able to receive awards.
4.  Where can I get a canoe/kayak for the 5-Mile and a paddler?
     - Canoes and kayaks can be rented from REI and Tommy's Tonka Trolley... Paddlers?  Well... start calling your BEST friends!  :)


2014 USMS 9+ MILE OWNC
1.  Where is Excelsior MN and  Wayzata MN?
     - 15 miles west of downtown Minneapolis (about 25 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP))

2.  Do you provide escort boats (canoe/kayak) and/or paddlers for out-of-state participants?
     - We will provide several options for renting equipment (boats, paddles, PFDs, etc), we will also help you connect with volunteer paddlers.

3.  Are there any "fueling stops" on the course (food/fluid)?
     - Your escort paddlers can provide food, gels, water, etc.  However, you must not be supported by the vessel or paddlers... You must float/tread water.
     - There will be a Fuel Stop at Excelsior Beach for all swimmers competing in the 10Mile Event.
   
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