The 2023 race is scheduled for Sunday July 9, 2023.
Registration is open until 4:59 PM on Sunday July 2, 2023. You can access it here.
We hope to see you in the river!
The Portland Bridge Swim will be on July 9, 2023. Registration is open until July 2 at 5:00 PM.
We are proud to be hosting the 2023 USMS Ultramarathon Distance National Championship race!
Things to know before you register:
Access registration here.
Start: Sellwood Riverfront Park
Finish: Cathedral Park
The Portland Bridge Swim course is approximately 11 miles (17 km) with the current. Swimmers will enter the water at Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE 7th Ave & Miller St, Portland), swim South under the Sellwood Bridge, pass around the bridge pylons and swim North along the East side of the river. The course runs under all 12 of Portland’s Willamette River bridges, through downtown and beyond. Swimmers will pass under the St. John’s bridge and exit the water via the boat ramp in Cathedral Park (N Edison & Pittsburg Ave, Portland).
The nuts and bolts of our safety plan: To ensure that entrants are capable of completing the swim safely, a qualifying swim will be required upon entry. Swimmers must show that they have completed a 5000 m or 5500 yd swim within 1 hour, 40 minutes. The swim can be in a pool or still (ie. no current assist) open water. Time must be verified by an observer but it does not have to be an organized swim. The number of entrants will be capped at 100 so that organizers can safely track swimmers. The Portland Bridge Swim will be held in the Willamette River. The Swim will begin at Sellwood …