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Kingdom Games 2023 – Schedule of Events

Kingdom Games is proud to host over 50 days of highly acclaimed swimming, running, and biking events in 2023

Swim the Kingdom

  • Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival – February 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2022 – The only two-lane, 250meter winter swimming pool cut in the ice in all of the Americas. We are expanding to three days of swims.  25-meter, 50-meter, 100 meter, and 200-meter races, plus the fiercest of hat competitions.  TOTALLY COLD
  • Kingdom Swim – July 29, 2023 – Our Flag Ship Swim – With a robust weekend, celebrating open water swimming in the Heart of the Kingdom in the Heart of Summer. We offer courses of varying distances including our 25 km Border Buster, 10 miles, 10 km, 5 km, and 1 mile.  NO LANES – NO LINES – NO LIMITS.
  • Saturday Clubhous Swim Series – Summer 202210, 6.5, 4, 3.3 and 2-mile courses.  From The Clubhous out to and around the islands of Derby Bay on Lake Memphremagog. Offered from the middle of June, through July, August and the middle of September, on the following Saturdays:
                  • Saturday June 17, 2023
                  • Saturday, June 24, 2023
                  • Saturday, July 1, 2023
                  • Saturday, July 8, 2023
                  • Saturday, July 15, 2023
                  • Saturday, July 22, 2023
                  • Saturday, August 19, 2023
                  • Saturday, August 26, 2023
                  • Saturday, September 2, 2023
                  • Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • NEK Swim Week – August 5 – August 13, 2023 – 8 lakes over the course of 9 days – 46 miles. Swim one.  Swim them all.  Laid Back – Magical – Restorative – Summer at its best.
                  • Crystal Lake – August 5, 2023 – 5 miles
                  • Island Pond – August 6, 2023 – 4 miles
                  • Lac Massawippi – August 7, 2023 – 9 miles
                  • Lake Seymour – August 8, 2023 – 6.2 miles
                  • Echo Lake – August 9, 2023 – 7 miles
                  • Clubhous Swim – August 10, 2023 – 2, 6.5, 12 miles
                  • Willoughby – August 12, 2023
                    • One Way – 5 miles
                    • Two Ways – 10 miles
                  • Caspian – August 13, 2023 – 3 miles
    • In Search of Memphre – Summer 2023Our epic, 25-mile, international swim between Newport, VT and Magog, QC. This year we are offering seven three-day windows throughout July, August, and September (we pick the best day of the three to swim) with room for 1 to 3 swimmers in each window.  Each swimmer is supported by a motorboat and pilot.  We swim to support a more open border with our Canadian friends and to seek our swimmer friendly and elusive lake creature, Memphre.
            • July 5-7. 2023 – Our first three-day window
            • July 10 – 12, 2023 – Our second three-day window.
            • July 17-19, 2023 – Our third three-day window
            • August 22-24, 2023 – Our fourth three-day window
            • August 29–31, 2023 – Our fifth three-day window.
            • September 4 – September 6, 2023 – Our sixth three-day window
            • September 11 to 13, 2023 – Our seventh three-day window
    • Clubhous Cold Water Swimming – Spring and Fall 2023 –  We will be hosting short, cold water  swims at the Clubhous on Lake Memphremagog on Sunday mornings at 10 am during May and early June and again in October, November, and December until the lake freezes over, followed by another New Year’s Day Willoughby Swim on January 1, 2023.  Spring swimming starts on Sunday, May 7, 2023 and continues until June 11, 2023.  Fall swimming starts on Sunday, October 1, 2023 and continues every Sunday through December.
    • Vampire Swim – October 28, 2023 – In venues all over the world, cold water swimmers gather to celebrate this ghoulish holiday.   We donate blood and raise donations for the Red Cross.  We swim in costume and howl at the Moon.  This year we will be hosting a Vampire Swim at The Clubhous in conjunction with our cold water, cold blooded friends around the world.  VE VANT YOUR BLOOD!

Run the Kingdom

  • The Dandelion Run – May 20, 2023 Half  Marathon, 10 K, 4 Mile and 2 Mile – Run, Bike or Hike on dirt roads through the World Famous Dandelion Fields of Derby, Morgan, and Holland. Musicians sprinkle the course.  It’s May!  It’s Time to Run!  Just for the Fun of It!
  • Harry Corrow Freedom Run – July 4, 2023 10 Mile, 10 K, 5 K and 1 Mile Runs and Walks – We celebrate Freedom from Tyranny and Freedom from Asphalt. We run on the Newport-Derby Bike Path up the east side of Lake Memphremagog and on the Memphremagog Trails.
  • Fly to Pie, Kingdom Marathon – September 30, 2023 Run, Bike or Hike – 26.2, 17, 13.5, and 6 miles – Doin’ the dirt through the gut of the Kingdom at the height of Fall Foliage. We start at the airport in Coventry (or at the Irasburg Common for the 6-mile option) and finish at Parker Pie, West Glover.  All the pizza you can eat, Hill Farmstead Beer on tap, some fine music. One of the toughest, most spectacular marathons East of the Mississippi.   Just the best way to finish up our year.

Bike the Kingdom

  • The Moose – June 10, 2023 103 mile “timed event” through Moose Country. We start and finish at Mike’s Tiki Bar in East Burke, VT,   with a 66 mile Short Route starting at the Island Pond Historical Society.  Moose Dollars all around to be spent at Mike’s Tiki Bar with 30 beer on tap, the Burrito Stand, and, in Island Pond at the Essex House and Tavern.
  • Fly to Pie, Kingdom Marathon – September 30, 2023Run, Bike or Hike – 26.2, 17, 13.5, and 6 miles – Doin’ the dirt through the gut of the Kingdom at the height of Fall Foliage.  We start at the airport in Coventry (or at the Irasburg Common for the 6-mile option) and finish at Parker Pie, West Glover.  All the pizza you can eat, Hill Farmstead Beer on tap, some fine music. One of the toughest, most spectacular marathons East of the Mississippi.   Just the best way to finish up our year.