Race Overview

Race Overview

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Red Top Mountain State Park

Located just 45-minutes north of downtown Atlanta, Red Top Mountain State Park is the site of the 1864 Battle of Allatoona Pass during the American Civil War.

With over 15 miles of trails, the park is surrounded by Lake Allatoona and is a favorite spot for trail runners, hikers, and open water swimmers.

You and your partner will journey clockwise around the lake through the stunning coves and around the mountain.

Up to 80 teams will be accepted for each race distance on a first come, first serve basis.

 

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 Rules Overview

1.) The course will consist of a series of alternating overland routes and swim legs around Red Top Mountain. Participants will be required to follow the prescribed route and any deviation will be ground for disqualification. The course is completed in teams of two racing at the same time, not in relay style.

2.) Required Equipment includes:

A. Wetsuits covering at minimum the torso and upper half of the thighs.

B. One whistle per person

C. Compass or watch compass

D. First Aid Pressure Bandage, packed waterproof

3.) Competitors may also carry:

A. Hand paddles or gloves

B. Pull Buoys

C. Additional Nutrition

D. Personal Swim Buoys

4.) Course Cutoffs

A. The Full Distance Cut Off will be 5.5 hours

B. The Sprint Distance Cut Off will be 3 hours

5.) Be Prepared. The SwimRun is a challenging endurance event. If you are looking for additional training or help, contact our training partner at:

 PeakRacingTeam.com

View full list of the course rules and equipment needed.

 

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Full Distance Race

You and your partner will start with a short run to the first cove where you will begin to travel clockwise around the mountain. This race will involve just under 10 miles of running and 3 miles of swimming..

You must remain within 10 meters of your partners at all time. Wetsuits are required and hand paddles, pull buoys are allowed. View full list of the course rules and equipment needed.

Print Map

View Long Course by Leg

View Long Course GPS Cue Sheet


Sprint Distance Race

You and your partner will start with a short run to the first cove where you will begin to travel clockwise around the mountain. This race will involve 1.6 miles of swimming and just under 6 miles of running.

You must remain within 10 meters of your partners at all time. Wetsuits are required and hand paddles, pull buoys are allowed. View full list of the course rules and equipment needed.

SwimRunGa ShortCourse Map

Print Map

View Short Course by Leg

View Short Course GPS Cue Sheet


Training

SwimRun Georgia is a serious endurance event. Make sure you have adequate time to train and prepare for the race before applying. Participants who fail to make the cut off times or whom the the safety officials deem unfit to continue will be pulled from the course. More Info on Training