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2017 YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim

Race Date: July 22, 2017

The 36th annual YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids will take place Saturday, July 22rd! Registration for the event opens December 5th at 8am EST. Last year's event sold out in just 3 hours and we expect this year's event to sell out even faster!



Thank you for interest in, and support for, the YMCA’s Youth Development programs. Because of YOU,  we served nearly 10,000 children and provided more than $1.2 million in financial assistance and program support last year, ensuring children and teens in our community had the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.



The fee is $125, with an additional $100 minimum fundraising requirement. 


All race participants must qualify. Please submit one of the following (preferably with your registration):

  • 2016 Peaks to Portland finish time and link. (Available here.)
  • 2015 Peaks to Portland finish time and link. (Available here.)
  • Other race performance time and link, with a 40 min./mile or faster pace.
  • If you do not have a qualifying time yet, you may submit a Certified Race Form showing 40 min./mile or faster pace. This form must be emailed to Bob Dunfey, Race Director ( by March 1, 2017. Missing the March 1 deadline will result in your account being charged an additional $100.


All qualifying forms MUST be in by May 1 or you will forfeit your right to swim.


Are you a veteran Peaks to Portland Swimmer? Let us know! If you've  completed the last five (or more!) Peaks to Portland Swims, you will be guaranteed entry each year. To qualify, please email Bob Dunfey, Race Director, with your finish times for at least the past five consecutive years ASAP in order to guarantee your entry.



To  thank you for your hard work for raising money for kids we will be awarding swimmers prizes starting at $500! See all the fundraising prizes and levels here.


Questions? Please contact Race Director, Bob Dunfey at

Online Registration Closes 6/30 at 11:59pm ET


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