We are honored to conduct an Ironman Competition in memory of Gray Lunde, a former Junior Lifeguard. This event was his favorite event in Junior Lifeguards. The Ironman is a very physically demanding event and participants should be sure they have the physical ability to complete the event.
Participants will start at Tower 74 (Santa Ana River Jetty) and run to the Newport Pier (2.2miles), swim around Buddy’s Buoy twice (400m), run to the Balboa Pier (1.7 miles), swim around Reenie’s Buoy twice (400m), run to “G” Street, and back to the finish at the Balboa Pier for recognition.
**This is a rigorous event! Please make sure your swimming, running, and endurance abilities are sufficient to complete the event.**
**Event registration is now closed. No day-of registration allowed this year. Families are welcome to come down to the event to cheer on competitors.**
Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard (CURRENT 2023 NBJG):
Current 2023 Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards, please log in to your NBJG account to complete the Gray Lunde Ironman form/waiver under the "Excursion" link.
All Other Participants:
For people interested in participating in the event, but who are not current Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards, please complete BOTH the form and waiver below. Please bring the completed waiver with you to event check-in.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 6, 2023 by 4:00 PM
Event Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Event Time: Check-In at 8:30 a.m. Event begins at 9:00 a.m.
Event Start Location: Tower 74 (By the Santa Ana River Jetty)
Event End Location: Junior Lifeguard Headquarters (100 A Street)
If needed, please be sure to arrange for transportation back to your parking spot at the end of the event. The event lasts approximately two hours from the event start time.