Status: Online registration is now closed but you can still register on race morning at the race site. We cannot ensure we will have t-shirts or towels available for race day registrants. Registration opens at 6am and closes at 7:30am on race morning.
Event: 5th Annual Swim Fest at Fort Ritchie
Date: Saturday- May 28, 2016
Place: Fort Ritchie- Cascade, MD
Type: Open water swim competition
Distances: 750 Meters, 1500 Meters, or 2250 Meters
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Events: The first race will be the 750 meter event. The second race is the 1500 meter swim. The third and final swim will be 2250 meters. Each race will begin as scheduled, however swimmers who have not completed their event before the next race begins will be allowed to finish and will not be pulled from the water. This will be an in water start, wave format. You can combine events! You are eligible for awards for each individual event you compete in but will only get one swag bag. All three events combined is a total of 4,500 meters (2.8 miles). Each race will be allowed a 10 minute warm up near the start area.
Swim Course: The swim course will be in Lake Royer and will be a 750 meter course. The 750 meter race will complete one lap. The 1500 meter race will complete two laps. The 2250 meter race will do three laps. Competitors will exit the water after each lap and will run along the beach and then down a pier and jump back into the water off the pier to start their next lap.