Castle 5k/10k Open Water Swim

Wellington Lake, Bailey

 

The Castle 5K/10K is a swim in its fourth year, but its first with the Mountain Swim Series.  This event is the highest altitude organized marathon swim event in the country at ~8,000 feet.  It is hosted at Wellington Lake, near Conifer in Colorado.  Both 5K and 10K swims are available.

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

The Cliff Backyard Ultra

Wellington Lake, Bailey

 

The Cliff Backyard Ultra is a unique individually supported stage-style marathon swimming competition.  This swim offers a challenging swimming opportunity for long-distance swimmers.  In this event, swimmers have the chance to test their swimming strength by completing a 1.5 Mile loop each hour, on the hour, until they no longer desire to continue.  The last swimmer to complete a lap earns the title of “Last to Fail.”

Racing will begin Saturday, August 17, at precisely 6:59 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on triangle race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. There will be one award for the Last To Fail. To be the “Last to Fail” you must complete one more loop than the second-to-last to fail.

For 2019, we have a cap at 30 participants.

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

The Cliff Backyard Ultra

Wellington Lake, Bailey

 

The Cliff Backyard Ultra is a unique individually supported stage-style marathon swimming competition.  This swim offers a challenging swimming opportunity for long-distance swimmers.  In this event, swimmers have the chance to test their swimming strength by completing a 1.5 Mile loop each hour, on the hour, until they no longer desire to continue.  The last swimmer to complete a lap earns the title of “Last to Fail.”

Racing will begin Saturday, August 17, at precisely 6:59 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on triangle race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. There will be one award for the Last To Fail. To be the “Last to Fail” you must complete one more loop than the second-to-last to fail.

For 2019, we have a cap at 30 participants.

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

Cliff Backyard Ultra

Bailey

 

Racing will begin Saturday, August 4, at precisely 6:02 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on a triangular race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. If we reach 6:02 pm on Sunday, August 5, without a winner, race directors will implement a swim-off. There will be one award for our first-place finisher.

Because this is our first year, the event will be capped to a limited number of participants.

 

Event details and registration here