The Murky Mile Open Water Swim Races

Sat August 22, 2020 Salt Lick, KY US 40371 Directions
Join us for Kentucky's Premier Open Water Swim with 1/2 Mile, 1 Mile and 2.4 Mile Competitions!
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Events

1/2 Mile Open Water Swim

$75 $60 9:40AM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Open Water Swim (The Murky Mile)

$75 $60 9:30AM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

2.4 Mile Open Water Swim (Ironman Distance)

$75 $60 8:30AM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends August 21, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.pannellswimshop.com.

Place
Stony Cove Road
Salt Lick, KY US 40371
Description

Join us for the Annual Murky Mile Open Water Swim Races Presented by Pannell Swim Shop on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at beautiful Cave Run Lake near Morehead, Kentucky.  3 Race Divisions --- 2.4 Mile Iron Distance, 1 Mile "Murky Mile" and 1/2 Mile "Murky Half"

NEW for 2020 - We know there are many disappointed families due to the cancellation of summer and long course swim season.  Therefore we are adding some exciting activities this year!

  • Team Award for the largest Club swim team to finish any of the three races (all family members, coaches, etc. swimming count!)  When you register, make sure you select your team from the list provided.  If you do not see your team, please contact Pannell Swim Shop at 859.272.7946
  • Team Award for the largest summer swim team to finish any of the three races (all family members, coaches, etc. swimming count!)  When you register, select the summer team you are/would have joined.  If you do not see your team, please contact Pannell Swim Shop at 859.272.7946
  • Best Coaches Costume Team Award for the team (Club Swimming or summer league) who decorates their coach/parent rep (one per team) in the best costume after the completion of the races!
  • Murky Mile Age Group Awards!  The top male and female finisher for the Murky Mile race in the designated age category receives an award.  Age category is based on age on the day of the race.  (There will not be age group awards for the 1/2 Mile and Ironman Distance races.)
    16 & Under, 17-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56+

Continuing for 2020   

  • Chip Timing & Streaming Live Results - We've partnered with RaceRise to offer chip times and immediate results & scoring again for 2020. 
  • FORM A TEAM FOR OUR MURKY TEAM CHALLENGE - Register and form a team for our Murky Mile Team Challenge.  Your team can be composed of 3 or more (as many as you want) male or female swimmers (no gender restrictions/requirements) all competing in the Murky Mile race division.  Your team score will be the combined individual swimmer's times.  

DESCRIPTION
1/2 Mile, 1 Mile (Signature Race) & 2.4 Mile (Ironman Triathlon Distance) Open Water Swims

EVENTS

The 2.4 Mile Swim will begin at 8:30am; swimmers must check in by 8am; mandatory pre-race meeting will be held at 8:20am
The 1 Mile Swim will begin at 9:30am; swimmers must check in by 9am; mandatory pre-race meeting will be held at 9:20am
The 1/2 Mile Swim will begin at 9:40am; swimmers must check in by 9:15am; mandatory pre-race meeting will be held at 9:35am

COURSES

The 1/2 Mile, 1 Mile and 2.4 Mile courses are configured in out-and-back style loops, marked by large buoys on the corners and sighting buoys in between.  The 2.4 Mile course is a double loop. The start is in-water, waist deep, and the finish takes place on the beach. 

RULES

Current 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern this event. Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided, have their race numbers on their arms, and follow all announced safety rules without exception.  Wetsuits/skin suits will be permitted.

ENTRIES

Online registration will remain open until Friday, August 21st at 12noon.  After that time the only way to register is in person on race morning beginning at 7am and prior to the start of your race (cash, check, credit card accepted).

ENTRY FEES

The below entry fees cover safety (water craft, EMTs), shirts, finisher's medals, swag, awards, chip timing and post-race food & drink. There are two price increases, the first being on July 7th and the 2nd on August 7th.

1/2 Mile   $60/$65/$75

1 Mile  $60/$65/$75

2.4 Mile  $60/$65/$75

CHIP TIMING

Our 2020 races will be chip timed by RaceRise.  Each swimmer will wear an ankle bracelet with a chip attached.  The races will go off as a gun start and chip finish.  Results will stream online and each participant who provides his/her cell number will receive a text notification at the finish.

SAFETY

For safety reasons, those not able to complete the 2.4 Mile distance in 2 hours 30 minutes are advised not to enter; you will be listed in the results as DNF if you exceed this time. Safety support will be coordinated with professional emergency services and volunteers. Swimmers will be briefed on all safety aspects before the start of the race. Race officials have the authority to postpone or cancel the event for safety reasons.  

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds or deferrals for this event, no exceptions. In the case of inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances, the race director has the right to cancel the race or shorten the event. In this case there will be no refunds provided. In signing up for this event, the participants are agreeing to these terms.

CHECK IN & MANDATORY MEETING

All swimmers must check in at the starting location at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the race. All swimmers will be required to attend the final pre-race briefing 10 minutes before the start of their race. Failure to arrive on time for the briefing could result in disqualification.

RESULTS

Race results will stream live and can be found at www.RaceRise.com

 

 

Cave Run Lake --- Our Murky Mile Open Water Races Venue

Cave Run Lake, located south of Morehead, Kentucky, USA along Kentucky Route 801, is an 8,270-acre (33 square km), reservoir built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 148 ft (45 m), half-mile (800 m) dam (and outlet works) construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1973. Cave Run Lake is in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest.  Cave Run Lake provides flood protection to the lower Licking River valley, supplies water to the area's communities, improves the Licking River's water flow conditions, and offers a habitat for various species of fish and wildlife. It is in Rowan, Morgan, Menifee, and Bath counties.

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