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

Chtafield Lake Classic

Chatfield Reservoir, Littleton

 

The Chatfield Classic will consist of a 1 mile swim followed by a 2 mile swim.  In between the two races, there will be a short break to allow people to warm up, warm down and rest.  Particpants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake.  The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character.

Participants may sign up for either the 1 mile swim, 2 mile swim or both.  It will be the last event of the year for the Swim Series and overall series winners will be announced at this event.  It is also a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 8, 2019 approximately 1 month later.(http://www.horsetoothswim.com/).  We hope to see you in the water!!!

 

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

Carter Lake Crossing

Carter Lake, Loveland

 

The Carter Lake Crossing is a point to point crossing of Carter Lake in Colorado.  Situated at just below 5800 feet, this nearly 3 mile swim is located in one of the most picturesque lakes in Colorado.    Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race

 

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

 

Solstice Swim

Longmont

 

The Solstice Sunset Swim is a swim originally created in cooperation with the Longmont Kinetics Festival.

Participants have the opportunity to swim either a 1.2 mile race or a 2.4 mile race.  Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race.  Hope to see you in the water!

 

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

 

Chatfield Lake Classic OWS

Littleton

 

The Chatfield Classic will consist of a 1 mile swim followed by a 2 mile swim. In between the two races, there will be a short break to allow people to warm up, warm down and rest. Participants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake. The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character.

Participants may sign up for either the 1 mile swim, 2 mile swim or both. It will be the last event for the year for the Swim Series and overall series winners will be announced at this event. It is also a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 8, 2019 approximately 1 month later. We hope to see you in the water!!!

Race day registration – Cash or Personal Check only. Must bring valid I.D. for check in.

 

Event details and registration here

Solstice Sunset OWS

Union Reservoir

 

The Solstice Sunset Swim is a swim originally created in cooperation with the Longmont Kinetics Festival. Participants have the opportunity to swim either a 1.2 mile race or a 2.4 mile race. Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race. Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race. Hope to see you in the water!

 

Race day registration – Cash or Personal Check only. Must bring valid I.D. for check in.

 

Even details and registration here

Weekend Preview: Get out and Swim

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 18th

BAM Bare Bones OWS

Boulder

Join BAM for the second Bare Bones Open Water Swims on Saturday August 18th. These events are held in the scenic Boulder reservoir surrounded by mountains and open space. Boulder’s altitude is 5430 feet so if you are coming from out of town do keep that in mind.

One, Two and Three Mile options

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online Registration Closes Friday August 17th at 7pm

Registration here


Leadville 100 Trail Run

Leadville


Sunday August 19th

Chatfield Classic OWS

Littleton

Join us for our last event of the season.  One and Two mile swim options.

This is a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 8, 2018.

Race day registration available.  CASH or CHECK only



Cycling Events

Thursday August 16th

 

Colorado Classic – Stage 1, Circuit race through the town of Vail

Vail


Women’s Only MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Friday August 17th

 

Rocky Mountain Race Series – Purgatory

Durango


Colorado Classic – Stage 2, Time trial up Vail Pass

Vail


Velorama Festival

Denver


Saturday August 18th

 

Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo

Snowmass


Colorado CF Cycle for Life

Longmont


Colorado Trail Classic

Durango


EPIC Singletrack Series: King of the Rockies

Winter Park


Mayors Ride at Velorama

Denver


Rocky Mountain Race Series – Purgatory

Durango


Colorado Classic – Stage 3, Out-and-back starting in Velorama Festival in RiNo then to Lookout Mountain, Golden and back to RiNo for finish

Denver


Velorama Festival

Denver


Sunday August 19th

 

Rocky Mountain Race Series – Purgatory

Durango


Colorado Classic – Stage 4, Downtown city circuit with start/finish and criterium in Velorama

Denver


Velorama Festival

Denver

Weekend Preview

Triathlon Events

Thursday August 2nd

 

BAM Open Water Swim

Boulder


Grant Ranch Open Water Swim

Littleton


Boulder Stroke & Stride: Week 9

Boulder


Friday August 3rd

 

XTERRA Triathlon Training Camp

Silverthorn


Saturday August 4th

 

Cliff Backyard Ultra – SOLD OUT

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.


IRONMAN Boulder 70.3

Boulder


XTERRA Aspen Valley – Cancelled

Aspen


Splash, Mash, Dash

Highlands Ranch


Grand Ranch Open Water Swim

Littleton


XTERRA Triathlon Training Camp

Silverthorn


Sunday August 5th

 

Grand Ranch Open Water Swim

Littleton



Cycling Events

Thursday August 2nd

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Women’s Only Mtb Skills Clinic

Boulder


Friday August 3rd

 

RMRS – Powderhorn

Grand Junction


Fuel and Hydration for Endurance Events

Boulder


Copper Triangle

Copper Mountain


VIDA Mtb Clinic

Snowmass


FoCo Fondo: Bite the Bullet

Ft. Collins


BME Series Final

Aspen Snowmass


EPIC Singletrack Series: Super Loop Reimagined

Winter Park


BVV Saturday Sprints

Erie


Littleton Twilight Criterium

Littleton

 


RMRS – Powderhorn

Grand Junction


USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Carson, Ca


Sunday August 5th

 

2nd Annual Ride Like a Girl Day

Golden

Big Ring Cycles is hosting the Second Annual Colorado Women’s Ride Day on Sunday, August 5 at Tony Grampsas Memorial Park in Golden. The day begins with a variety of women-led road and mountain bike rides on routes ranging from casual to challenging. Riders return to a delicious brunch prepared by The Basted Egg and drinks. Besides scoring prizes and swag, this is a great chance to connect with other women cyclists, including special guest, 14-time national champion Katie Compton.


Bannock Street Criterium

Denver


Breck Epic MTB Stage Race

Breckenridge


RMRS – Powderhorn

Grand Junction


VIDA Mtb Clinic

Snowmass


BME Series Final

Aspen Snowmass


USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Carson, Ca