Founded in 1999 by Robert C. Placak, a Marin County native and Tiburon resident, the RCP Tiburon Mile has quickly become known as the most competitive and prestigious open water swim event in the world. Athletes swim one nautical mile from San Francisco Bay's Angel Island to the shores of Downtown Tiburon. Hundreds of swimmers will once again converge upon the Town of Tiburon, California and battle the waters of The Raccoon Strait on Sunday, September 18, 2011. This premier international open water swim will include many Olympic and world Champions including the top three finishers from last year in both male and female divisions, as well as swimmers from Russia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, Germany and Hawaii. The fastest female and male competitors will each win a $10,000 prize. Also competing in this world class event are national and local pool and open water swimmers, as well as collegiate swimmers. Throughout the years, over $1,000,000 has been raised to benefit charities.
The 2011 RCP Tiburon Mile will help raise funds for Hospice By The Bay’s community programs. HBTB, a nonprofit Larkspur-based organization, is the oldest hospice in the state of CA and the second oldest hospice in the nation. HBTB provides the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and support for their families. They serve Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma counties.
For information on the race, visit www.rcptiburonmile.com or call the Race Hotline, (415) 721-9990. To make a pledge or donation to Team Hospice By The Bay, visit www.hbtb.org or call (415) 526-5500
Official Website: http://www.rcptiburonmile.com
Added by cmargaritafranco on September 7, 2011