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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Online registration is closed. Race day registration Cash or Check only.
Join Mountain Swim Series as they kick off their 2018 season with the Solstice Sunset Swim at Union Reservoir Saturday June 23rd. Early online registration closes Thursday June 21 at midnight. Race day registration is available for an additional $10 fee.
Join Big Ring Cycles, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Shimano and Bike-a-Latte at New Terrain Brewery and test drive great new bikes out on the trails at North Table Mountain from 8am-noon on Sunday, June 24th! Check out new shoes by Pearl Izumi, New Terrain’s food truck – J-Street, New Terrain Brewery
It 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. 9, 2018 approximately 1 month later. We hope to see you in the water!!!
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. Hope to see you there!
The Solstice Sunset Swim is a swim 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. Following the race, there will be a bonfire on the lake. Before the event there is the festival.
XTERRA Indian Peaks returns to Eldora. After a 3 year detour over the Continental Divide to Snow Mountain Ranch the very popular XTERRA Indian Peak off road triathlon is returning to the Eldora Mountain Resort on August 5th.
The adventure begins with a chilly 1000m swim in Peterson Lake and after a 600 uphill run to the transition area competitors will head off on a 2 loop 23km bike on the trails of the Eldora Nordic Center. This bike course offers a bit of everything, dirt road, double track, tight descents, muddy climbs, singletrack and a bit of no track. After dismounting the bike the athletes will embark on what many call the best XTERRA run course out there. This 4 mile run is a true trail challenge with steep climbs, singletrack and primitive trails that will put the hurt on even the most seasoned pro.
The Mountain Swim Series is back! The Mountain Swim Series is excited to announce that it will be entering into its third year in 2017. Under new ownership, the swim series will be moving forward with three of last year’s events and will be bringing in a new event for 2017. These events, which will be put on by MT Exile Productions LLC, focuses on giving swimmers a fair, competitive and enjoyable experience in some of Colorado’s most popular lakes.
The first event of the year, the Boyd Lake Spring Splash, will be held at Boyd Lake near Loveland, Colorado on June 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM. It will feature the 1.2 and 2.4 mile races that have been present in years past and also a 5K race for those wanting to go a little bit further. Participants will also be able to sign up for either the 1.2 mile race AND either the 2.4 mile or 5K. This flexibility is new for 2017. This is one of the first open water swims in the area for the year and is a great lead-in to events like the Boulder Ironman and for people getting back into shape for the summer swimming season. With the option to swim both the 5K and the 1.2 mile swim, it also an excellent event for those looking to train for longer distance swim or make an attempt at getting on the podium twice in one day.
The second event of the year, the Solstice Sunset Swim is hosted in conjunction with the City of Longmont’s Kinetics Festival on June 24, 2017. Annually held on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, this swim will usher in summer for 2017. The race will start at 6:00 PM and awards will follow from the festival and beer garden stage. Immediately following, there will be a bonfire on the lake trying to extend the day just one more hour.
The third event of the year is the Carter Lake Crossing. This three mile swim is in one of Colorado’s most picturesque lakes and will be an early morning point to point swim. It will be held on July 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM. This event has always been the Mountain Swim Series biggest event with approximately 200 people participating last year. It is a great warm-up for longer open water swims later in the year and due to its straight and long course, will allow faster swimmers stuck in the back of the pack the chance to “reel in” their competition.
The last and final event, which is new for 2017, is the Chatfield Classic swim, which will be held on August 13. This swim’s granddaddy, which was held in the main reservoir in 2015 was not renewed for 2016 and it is being brought back at the gravel pond. It will feature both a 1 mile sprint and a 2 mile endurance race. Since it is in the gravel pond, those familiar with the pond will know that in the middle of the lake is a sandbar, which offers a chance for some technical shallow water sprinting. The gravel bar also acts as a great landmark for navigation. Many swimmers know of the gravel pond through the Saturday morning workouts that are held there each week.
The Mountain Swim Series is excited to bring these events back for 2017 and is looking forward to bringing in some new opportunities for swimmers. Much of what people enjoyed last year, raffles, cash purses and a great atmosphere will be returning. Also, this year will feature separate awards for both “wetsuit” and “natural” (non-wetsuit) swimming categories.