Sun, Jul 23|
Elk Lake Lodge
Elk Lake Swim Run
Swimming across crystal clear alpine waters and running across rugged lava landscapes in the shadow of the mighty Cascade Mountains - there is no better way to beat the summer heat! Join is for Oregon’s second ever SwimRun, and “jump” into this amazing sport.
Time & Location
Jul 23, 8:00 AM
Elk Lake Lodge, Elk Lake Lodge, 60000 Century Dr, Bend, OR
About the event
Swimming across crystal clear alpine waters and running across rugged lava landscapes in the shadow of the mighty Cascade Mountains - there is no better way to beat the summer heat! Join is for Oregon’s second ever SwimRun, and “jump” into this amazing sport. Choose either the short or long course. The short course is easy enough for nearly any recreational athlete to finish and a great option for your first ever swimrun. But long course is a doozy for the serious endurance junkie! Pick your challenge. Better still, make a weekend out of it and do both the Adventure Race and swim run!
Disciplines with difficulty ratings:
Running: 2/10 (short), 7/10 (long)
Swim: 3/10 (short), 7/10 (long)
Navigation 1/10 (both)
Endurance 2/10 (short), 9/10 (long)
Mandatory Gear: Wetsuit, whistle, safety swim buoy (solo only). More info on basic swimrun gear here: https://lowtideboyz.com/swimrun-gear-a-complete-guide
Estimated time for winners: 1 hour (short), 3 hours long
Course open: 4 hours short, 6 hours long
Team Formats: 2-person (all male, all female, coed), solo (short course only)
Prizes: Sponsor TBD
Entry Fee PP: $145* short course team, $230* Long course team, $85* short course solo (includes racer swag, aid stations, awesome event!) Note - If you are a team you only need one ticket for your 2-person team!
Video: (our friends in Washington put on a great swimrun. Check out what it is like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHxPWYgZB1I&t=5s
* a portion of each ticket price will be going to Bend Sustainability Fund and to a non-profit listed on our impacts page.
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