|Distance: 1.3 miles
Race date: Sat Oct 19 2013
Start time: 8:30am
Cutoff time: 65 minutes
Water temp: ~68-72° F
Entry fees: Adult $65
Junior (17 & Under): $35
|Sep 15 2013
Adult entry fees go to $75
Sep 19 2013
Last day for rollover credits
T-shirt for all participants.
Sharkfest Swim award medals to top three individual finishers, male and
female, in each 5-year age group all divisions (wetsuit, non-wetsuit and physically challenged) combined.
Personalized award plaques to first place individual finishers, male and female, in each 5-year age group for all divisions (wetsuit, non-wetsuit & physically challenged) combined, as well as the first place overall male & female non-wetsuit & physically challenged finishers.
100 XTERRA points to use toward a new XTERRA wetsuit or any other XTERRA product to the first place overall male & female finishers.
|This swim takes place right in downtown Austin, Texas. The course is 1.3 miles in Lady Bird Lake from the Austin Rowing Club at Waller Creek Boathouse to the Festival Beach Boat Ramp. This lake was originally called Towne Lake when it was formed by the damming of the Colorado River, but was changed to honor Lady Bird Johnson. Lady Bird Johnson worked tirelessly to transform Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake) into a usable recreation area. The swim will be a water start just off the dock at Austin Rowing Club and finish at the boat ramp at Festival Beach at the end of Nash Hernandez Senior Rd. The event is limited to 400 participants, so don’t wait to register!
PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
Due to the recent and ongoing heavy rains and the flooding in Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, the Austin Sharkfest Swim has been moved to the beautiful Quarry Lake at Pure Austin Fitness in North Austin. This venue will offer a safe clean-water swim for everyone. The swim distance will still be 1.3 miles, but it will now be a 3-loop course (each loop is 750 meters) around the lake instead of a point-to-point swim.
Water temperature is currently 76F, so wetsuits will be allowed.
Athlete check-in will be at Quarry Lake located at 4210 West Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78759. There will be plenty of parking at the race site for both athletes and spectators.
Race Day Timeline
7:30-8:30am: Athlete Check-in and Race Day Registration
9:00am: Swim Start (mass in-water start)
is closed. Race day registration will be available.
Click Here to confirm your registration or amend your registration details.
(containing swim cap, & timing chip) are picked up on race day morning at the Austin Rowing Club. T-shirts will be picked up at race finish. Full details on these pick-ups and other race information will be in the ENTRANT NEWSLETTER, which will be e-mailed to all paid participants and posted online here a few weeks before the race. If you did not submit a valid e-mail address when registering for this event, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking will be available at various downtown Austin locations. Click here for parking locations. There will be a shuttle to bring athletes from the swim finish back to downtown, post-race only.
Spectators will have great views of this event from the pathway along the shore of the lake.
Official Event Charity/Beneficiary
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Pure Austin Fitness
|Course Map (Click map to enlarge)