Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I participate in Against the Tide virtually?

As a virtual participant, you can choose to swim, run, walk, paddle, or kayak on a course or safe body of water of your own choosing. You pick the location, the day, and the time to complete your event!

How do I register for an Against the Tide virtual event?

Please click here and scroll down to the event dates and click on the event date you’d like to register for.

How much is registration?

Individual Registration is $40 and a Family Registration is $100 for up to 5 family members.

When should I complete my event component?

Participants will have a 4-day window to complete their activity, (for example August 13 – 16 for the August 15th Virtual Event). We encourage you to take pictures of your participation and send them to us to be included in MBCC’s Event Photo Album which will be shared both on the MBCC website and Facebook page. Please send all photos to info@mbcc.org

How do I submit my finish time to be included on the Event Results Page?

For those of you participating in the competitive or recreational swims, the 5K or 10K runs, or the Aquathon, you will receive a custom link from Second Wind Timing so you can submit your finish time to be included on the Event Results Page. Second Wind Timing will send your custom link to the email you provided during registration. All finish times must be submitted to Second Wind Timing by 5 p.m. on the last day of the 4-day participation window.

Do I have to submit my finish time?

No, submitting your finish time is optional.

How do I get a Participant Fun Pack?

All virtual participants who register for the August 15th event by July 20th or for either of the September events by August 24th will receive a Participant Fun Pack, including an event t-shirt, bib or swim cap, participant medal, and sponsor items. Participants who register after the noted deadlines can purchase a Fun Pack. Please send an email to info@mbcc.org.

How do I start fundraising?

You create a fundraising page on the First Giving website when you register for Against the Tide. Once your page is created, you can invite people to visit that fundraising page and make secure donations directly through the site.

If you can’t find the answer to your questions right here on our website, please contact Cheryl Osimo at 508-246-3047 or cherylosimo@comcast.net. To learn more about the activities offered at Against the Tide, please click here.

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