SwimRun is a combination of teamwork, endurance and adventure. It is a challenging event completed in teams of two. The inaugural 2018 SwimRun Lake James is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and offers rolling terrain with beautiful lake waters. Teams of 2 will tackle about 3-4 miles of swimming and 13-14 miles of running. The course will have about 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 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 selected athletes/teams will start and finish in the Paddy Creek area inside Lake James State Park. This area has plenty of parking and brand new facilities. These facilities include visitor center for Paddy's Creek, two shelters, and plenty of restrooms. The shelters will host all race activities before, during, and after the event. Lake James State Park is part of the North Carolina State Park system and DOES NOT allow any type of alcoholic beverage on Keep Reading