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Wilmington YMCA to host 12th annual Pier-2-Pier race

The Wilmington YMCA and the Cape Fear Aquatic Club will host the 12th annual Pier-2-Pier race at Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Source: YMCA) The Wilmington YMCA and the Cape Fear Aquatic Club will host the 12th annual Pier-2-Pier race at Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Source: YMCA)
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) -

The Wilmington YMCA and the Cape Fear Aquatic Club will host the 12th annual Pier-2-Pier race at Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The open-water ocean swim starts at 9 a.m. and will stretch the 1.71 miles between Johnny Mercer's Pier and the Crystal Pier.

Officials said the actual race direction will be determined the morning of the race depending on the tides.

The cost of the event for those who sign up on or before Aug. 31 will be $40, $55 on or before Sept. 7, and $60 the day of the race.

Swimmers who want to pick up their race packet the Friday before the race, can stop by The Pub located at 2012 Eastwood Road from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

On race day, swimmers can pick up their packet and race chip from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on the beach before the race starts. Registration will officially close at 8:45 a.m.

To sign up for the race, all entries can be made online here. The deadline to register online is Sept 7 at 9 a.m. After this date, come to the packet pick up locations to register in person.

Parking will be provided at Wrightsville Beach Park located on Bob Sawyer Drive. Shuttles will be provided starting at 6:15 a.m. to bring contestants to the starting line. Shuttles will also be at the finish line to bring contestants back.

The Pier-2-Pier race is held every year in memory of Ryan Young, a former UNCW swimmer who passed away over seven years in an accident. All proceeds from the event support the YMCA Swim Team and the Cape Fear Aquatic Club.

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