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SwimRun is a combination of teamwork, endurance and adventure. It is a challenging event completed in teams of two. The inaugural 2018 SwimRun Lake James is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and offers rolling terrain with beautiful lake waters. Teams of 2 will tackle about 3-4 miles of swimming and 13-14 miles of running. The course will have about 14 run sections and 13 swim sections. The swim sections range from 20yds to 1300yds in a unique and picturesque lake setting. The run sections range from 25 meters to 7 miles. The runs are made up of fire service trail roads, single track trails, paved roads, and off the beaten path wooded sections. All of which will be well marked.
All selected athletes/teams will start and finish in the Paddy Creek area inside Lake James State Park. This area has plenty of parking and brand new facilities. These facilities include visitor center for Paddy's Creek, two shelters, and plenty of restrooms. The shelters will host all race activities before, during, and after the event. Lake James State Park is part of the North Carolina State Park system and DOES NOT allow any type of alcoholic beverage on state park grounds. We respect this and will take this law very seriously.
An application is required for each team/team member to participate in the race. Applications are open until March 15th 2018. TO QUALIFY FOR THE PRIORITY REGISTRATION, TEAMS MUST SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION FOR 2 TEAM MEMBERS.
We will select a limited number teams based on athlete resumes and experience. Each team application will be evaluated and selected teams will be awarded a slot. The entry fee is $350 + fees.
Teams that are awarded slots will be required to submit their team fee to ensure entry into the race. Failing to do so may forfeit the team slot, which will be rolled down to the next team. Applications will be accepted until all slots are taken.
Wetsuits covering the full torso and upper thighs at a minimum are MANDATORY for each athlete. Each team must have a whistle, course map (we will provide), and compress bandage. Team members MUST stay within 10 meters of each other at all times. Tethering is optional but we will enforce the 10 meter rule.
3:00-6:00PM Race packet pickup at Paddy's Creek - either the EAST or WEST shelter
5:30PM Mandatory pre-race meeting at Paddy's Creek - this will be at the same shelter as packet pickup
8:00AM Race start at Paddy's Creek area
2:00-3:00PM Awards at Paddy's Creek area. We will keep you posted on the exact time.
Course Map with a total of 14 run sections and 13 swim sections. The runs total about 13-14 miles and the swim totals about 3-4 miles. Elevation gain of about 1600ft. The longest run is about 7 miles and the longest swim is about 1300yds.
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