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2018 French Creek Racing River Day SwimFest


July 28, 2018 Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA


Contacts

John Kenny

  • 609 864 2823
  • john@frenchcreekracing.com
  • www.frenchcreekracing.com

Welcome to the 3rd Annual River Day Races, presented by French Creek Racing!

We have a new location at 1400 S. Trooper Rd., Norristown, PA.

This event features our 5k and 1 mile swim races.

Register today for 1, 2, or all 3 races, and stick around to see all the fun that River Day offers! We will have our usual cookout (hot food buffet and more) starting around 10am.

Register Here!

So, what’s in store for you?

Registration Closes Thursday July 26th, at 12 noon.

Race Day Registration will be available, for an additional fee.

We will need 4-6 Volunteers for Registration and 15-20 Kayakers (people to man boats, and bring boats to guard the course!) Contact info@frenchcreekracing.com to register as a volunteer.

We will follow the USAT Wetsuit rule of 78º temperature threshold. Should the water temperature exceed 78º, anyone wearing a wetsuit will not be counted in the official results. Should the water temperature exceed 84º F, no wetsuits may be worn. Water temperature is likely to be above 78º in early August.

If you wish to bring your own escort kayaker, you may do so! We will already have a number of kayak and boat supports along the course.


Course Description

The 5K race starts at 8:30am. The cutoff time for the 5K is 3 hours. The 5K will be 3 loops. All other races will be 1 loop.

There will be one nutrition/hydration stop for the 5K swimmers only. There will be water, and Hammer Products provided. The stop will only be open until 11am, located approximately 0.5, 1.5, and 2.5 mile mark, at the southern end of the course, near the far turn buoy.

If you expect to complete the race in LONGER than two hours, it is strongly encouraged for you to bring an individual escort kayaker, and your own nutrition.

The 1 mile race starts at 11:30am. The cutoff time for the 1 mile is 1 hour.

If you wish to bring your own escort kayaker, you may do so! We will have a number of kayak and boat supports along the course.

There will be no nutrition/hydration stops on the 1 mile course.

The 800 meter race starts at 12:30pm. The cutoff time for the 800 meter race is 30 minutes.

There will be no nutrition/hydration stops on the 800 meter course.

Course Maps

5K (3 Loops) and 1 Mile (1 Loop) Course

800 Meter (1 Loop) Course


Strategy

Saturday 7/28 Schedule:

7:30AM – Registration opens
8:30AM – 5K Swim start
10:00AM – Post race food
11:00AM – Feeding station is closed
11:30AM – 1 Mile Swim start
12:30PM – 800m Swim start
1:00PM – Awards Ceremony

Awards ceremony (for both races) starts at 1:00pm.

Overall awards will be given to the top 3 M/F in the 5K, 1 mile, and 800m. There will be an additional award for the top M/F in the combo event (all 3).

No Refunds: Rain date is scheduled for Sunday 7/29 in the event of bad weather (heavy rains, lightning, or flooding).

French Creek Racing, founded in 2012 by Pro Triathlete John Kenny, provides year-round training for the Greater Philadelphia area’s triathletes and open water swimmers. In addition to elite triathlons and open water races, ...

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