On August 28th 2015, just before the first, and only, Ironman Muskoka, TriMuskoka and Hospice Huntsville hosted a “Sunrise Swim for Hospice” charity open water swimming event. We figured if Kona had the Underpants Run, then we would put a Muskoka spin on things and incorporate the incredible beauty of our area, and the access to our incredible waterway system, to good use for a great charitable cause.
This event was an early morning, fully supported 1.6 km casual and non-competitive swim to raise money for Hospice Huntsville. Swimmers gathered at Camp Kitchen, which now is the location of the swim start of the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, and headed off for a warm up swim around Alice Island and back to Camp Kitchen for coffee, tea, and some homemade muffins and goodies.
As this was an incredible event that supported an incredibly vital health care service to our community, our club is resurrecting the Sunrise Swim for Hospice for this years Ironman 70.3 Muskoka.