Cape Circumnavigation Challenge

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Cape Circumnavigation Challenge's 5.1 mile course around Cape May, NJ‎
JC Malick, race director of the C3 wearing the prestigious International Ice Swimming Association jacket

C3 or the Cape Circumnavigation Challenge is a 15.1-mile (24.3 km) marathon swim around Cape May, New Jersey on 14 September 2013, founded by Jason Malick and sanctioned by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Much like a dormant swim 30 miles to the north, Atlantic City's "Around the Island Swim", the C3 will soon become a new Jersey Shore Tradition and perhaps the next "hardest race in the world" based on varying water temperatures (68-74ºF or 20-23ºC) and a mix of three different bodies of water (Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, and Cape May Canal).

Cape May

Cape May, New Jersey is affectionately known as "America's Oldest Seashore Resort" and has a rich history dating back to the early 1600s. Cape May was not officially an island until World War II when the Army Corp of Engineers constructed the Cape May Canal to help protect the American waterways from German "U"Boats, primarily the entrance to the prominent city of Philadelphia by way of the Delaware Bay/River.


For more information or to register for one of the limited spots, visit the event site by clicking C3 below.

Results from 2013 Event

1. Grace van der Byl, 35 (Solano Beach, California) - 5:05.09
2. Mike Gemelli, 43 (Rutherford, New Jersey) - 5:45.28
3. Katie Scott, 22 (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) - 5:52.49
4. Anthony McCarley, 54 (Berwyn, Pennsylvania) - 6:01.33
5. Greg O'Connor, 44 (Natick, Massachusetts) - 6:11.35
6. Michael Miller, 59 (Honolulu, Hawaii) - 6:20.42
7. Sydne Didier, 42 (Amherst, Massachusetts) - 6:28.09
8. Bridgette Hobart, 50, (Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey) - 6:36.56
9. Lori Carena, 59 (Brooklyn, New York) - 7:12.19
10. David Conners, 45 (San Francisco, California) - 7:17.34
11. Charlotte Samuels, 15 (Ridgewood, New Jersey - shown above) - 8:10.03
12. Franco Prezioso, 47 (Bel Air, Maryland) - 8:10.47
13. Sara Marley, 45 (London, United Kingdom) - 8:11.22
14. Meghan Wren (Money Island, New Jersey) - 9:17.22
Jia Jung, 32 (Brooklyn, New York) - Swim Interrupted
Claudia Rose, 49 (San Diego, California) - Swim Interrupted
Kimberly Plewa, 30 (Rahway, New Jersey) - DNF
Leonard Jansen, 58 (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania) - DNF
David Barra, 48 (High Falls, New York) - DNF
Kenn Lowy, 56 (Brooklyn, New York) - DNF

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