SwimRun Lake James

Sat April 18, 2020 Nebo, NC US 28761 Directions
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SwimRun Lake James Long Course

$400 7:30AM EDT - 2:30PM EDT
80 spots left. Price increases after December 31, 2019 at 12:00pm EST
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SwimRun Lake James Short Course

$250 7:30AM EDT - 2:30PM EDT
90 spots left. Price increases after December 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Lake James State Park
2785 NC HWY 126
Nebo, NC US 28761
Description

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!  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.     

All athletes/teams will start and finish at the Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm.  This area has LIMITED parking and is a brand new facility.  PLEASE CARPOOL. We will have an overflow lot inside Lake James State Park (friend or event staff shuttle).  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 :)    

We will allow 100 teams total between the two courses. 

Entry Fees will include - race entry, race bib, race swag, after party, discounts on ZONE3 SwimRun gear

  • LONG Course (Now through 12/31/2019) - $400 + sign up fees
  • LONG Course (1/1/2020 - 4/14/2020) - $450 + sign up fees
  • SHORT Course (Now through 12/31/2019) - $250 + sign up fees
  • SHORT Course (1/1/2020 - 4/14/2020) - $300 + sign up fees
Event Schedule

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  

FRIDAY, April 17th, 2020

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)

SATURDAY, April 18th, 2020

7:30AM Race start at Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm

2:00PM Awards at Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm  

Long Course Map

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.

Long Course Distances
Short Course Map

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.

Short Course Distances

COMING SOON!!

Race Rules and Mandatory Equipment - LONG and SHORT Course

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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