Kits Challenge

Race Dates and Details

2020 Race Date: July 25, 2020

Location: Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver BC.

Distances: 750m, 1.5 km, 3 km, 6 km, 4 x 1.5 km Relay – Map

For questions about the race please contact kitsrace “at”

This race is part of the Global Swim Series.

Registration closes 1 week in advance of the race date (July 18, 2020, at 11:55 pm PDT)

For technical problems with registration please contact president “at”

Only 300 swimmers may enter.

Please ensure you are registered by this deadline. At each Kits Challenge there are people who believe they are registered when they are not. You can check the swimmers list at the bottom of this page, or contact us.

NO LATE REGISTRATION & NO REGISTRATION ON DAY OF RACE. (We really do mean this. If you come on the day of the race and want to register, we will say no. This is for safety reasons and so we have enough time to coordinate with Sportstat.)

Registration Fees

CategoryRegistration Fee
Solo $35 (per person)
Relay $30 (per person)
All relay team members MUST register individually for this race

Please note all credit card payment transactions include a 2.9% surcharge plus a fixed fee of CAD 0.30 for credit card processing.

Refund policy

Race Waiver

You MUST fill in a race waiver for this event. Please download the waiver, fill it in, and bring it to the race the day of. Those under 19 years old MUST have a parent sign the form. We will have extra forms at registration.

No waiver? No race.

Race Schedule

Check in times

  • 7:00 am — Check-in begins for 3 & 6 km
  • 8:00 am — Check-in closes for 3 & 6 km
  • 8:30 am — Check-in begins for 750m & 1.5 km
  • 9:30 am — Check-in closes for 750m & 1.5 km

Failure to check-in during the appropriate check-in period will result in entry cancellation.

Race Start Times

  • 8:30 am — 6 km Solo & Relay, WOMEN & MEN
  • 8:45 am — 3 km, WOMEN & MEN
  • 9:45 am — 1.5 km, WOMEN & MEN
  • 10:00 am – 750m, WOMEN & MEN

Start times are approximate and may be delayed. There are no set cut-off times, however, discretionary cut-offs may be implemented by the Race Director and/or lifeguard team.


Wetsuits are not mandatory for this race event, but for safety reasons you must let us know at check-in if you plan to change from wetsuit to non-wetsuit, or vice versa. If you fail to inform us of a change of wetsuit category, you will be disqualified.

Don’t have a wetsuit? Talk to Team Aquatic Supplies.

Additional Information

Kitsilano Beach Weather Link

Kitsilano Beach Water Quality Report

VOWSA reserves the right to reschedule or cancel events if water conditions are unsafe. VOWSA reserves the right to refuse entry based on safety or health concerns or previous violations of official rules.



Registered Swimmers for 2020

These are the swimmers who have registered for the 2020 race:

  •  Lynn Brown
  •  Charles Carlson
  •  May Lee Chung
  •  David Gault
  •  Jennifer Getsinger
  •  RuthAnn Gregory
  •  Janet Haigh
  •  Kyle Matheson
  •  Wanda Morris
  •  Ross Nicholson
  •  Alexander Ryan
  •  Richard Sheldon
  •  Lee Vanden Ham
  •  Mike Vanden Ham
  •  Gerda Wever