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SwimRun Lake James

Sat April 20, 2019 Nebo, NC US 28761 Directions
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SwimRun Lake James General Application

$0 8:00AM EDT Registration ends April 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

SwimRun Lake James Priority Registration

$400 8:00AM EDT
86 spots left. Registration Opens April 20, 2019 at 12:55pm EDT
Lake James State Park
2785 NC HWY 126
Nebo, NC US 28761

SwimRun is a combination of teamwork, endurance and adventure.   It is a challenging event completed in teams of two.  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 2019.  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 $400 + 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.  

Event Schedule

The Paddy's Creek area at Lake James in Nebo, NC will be the sight for the start and finish, packet pickup, and pre-race meeting.  

FRIDAY, April 19th, 2019

3:00-6:00PM Race packet pickup at Paddy's Creek - at the EAST shelter

5:30PM Mandatory pre-race meeting at Paddy's Creek - this will be at the same shelter as packet pickup

SATURDAY, April 20th, 2019

8:00AM Race start at Paddy's Creek area

2:00PM Awards at Paddy's Creek area.   

Course Map

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.

Course Distances

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Race Rules and Mandatory Equipment

We have these rules to ensure the safety of each athlete/team

  1. Wetsuits covering the full torso and upper thighs at a minimum are MANDATORY for each athlete.  
  2. Each team must have a whistle
  3. Course distance map (we will provide) 
  4. Each team must have a compress bandage  
  5. Team members MUST stay within 10 meters (30ft) of each other at all times.  Tethering is optional but we will enforce the this rule.   
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