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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.
New this year! Well technically last year, but ya know... LONG and SHORT course
The Long Course will consist of teams of 2 tackling about 4 miles of swimming and 15 miles of running. The course will have 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 7.5 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.
The Short Course will consist of teams of 2 tackling about 2.7 miles of swimming and 10 miles of running. The course will have 8 run sections and 7 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 5.5 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.
Note: We've had to adjust the start times. We will be starting the LONG course at 7:30AM and the SHORT course at 8:00AM. There will also be a time trial start for both races. This is just a staggered start and your time will start when you cross the starting line. We are doing this to reduce the crowding and really spread everyone out. #COVIDstyle.
The team has put together a pretty stellar COVID Protocol information sheet and will make sure you all get this information. We will also be updating the website over the next several weeks as we fine tune the details. No mask? No problem we got you covered. We've got CUSTOM SwimRun Lake James Buffs being made that all participants will receive.
All athletes/teams will start and finish at the Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm. This area has added a new overflow parking lot but please carpool if at all possible. This facility includes a smaller indoor tasting room and restrooms (we will also have Port-O-Johns). The Farm will host all race activities before, during, and after the event. We will have several smaller tents setup around the property for additional shelter. Stick around for food and yummy craft beer :)
Entry Fees will include: race entry, race bib, t-shirt and neck gaiter, race swag, after party, and give-aways from our friends at ORCA.
The Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC will be the sight for the start and finish, packet pickup, and pre-race meeting.
GPS address - 6751 NC-126 Nebo, NC 28761
3:00-6:00PM Race packet pickup at Fontra Flora Whippoorwill Farm (LIMITED PARKING - please CARPOOL)
5:30PM Mandatory pre-race meeting at Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm (LIMITED PARKING - please CARPOOL)
7:30AM Race start at Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm
2:00PM Awards at Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm
Long course map will total about 14 run sections and 13 swim sections. The runs total about 15 miles and the swim totals about 4 miles. Elevation gain of about 1600ft. The longest run is about 7.5 miles and the longest swim is about 1300yds.
The short course map will total 8 run sections and 7 swim sections. The runs total about 10 miles and the swim totals about 2.7 miles. Elevation gain of about 1250ft. The longest run is about 5.5 miles and the longest swim is about 1300yds.
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