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24th ANNUAL CASCADE LAKES SWIM SERIES & FESTIVAL AT ELK LAKE
Elk Lake, OR July 27-29, 2018 5 Swims in 3 Days!
Hosted by Central Oregon Masters Aquatics and Bend Park & Recreation District
Sanctioned by Oregon LMSC for U.S. Masters Swimming, Inc. #378-W005
Operating under Special Use Permit from the United States Forest Service
Entries completed by July 16 will pay the normal fees. Entries completed July 17-21 must pay a $10 late fee. The online entry system will close on July 21 at Midnight PDST.
CAMPGROUND IS FULL FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT!
LOCATION: Elk Lake, a beautiful, clear mountain lake nestled in the sunny Oregon Cascades 33 miles from Bend. Water temperature is expected to be 66-69 degrees F. and will be posted on race days.
FESTIVAL: Elk Lake is a great place to bring your family for a fine outdoors experience and extravaganza. Think multi-day, multi-swim FESTIVAL!
RACES: The Cascade Lakes Swim Series features five open water swims over three days. Adult participants may enter any or all of the five swims. Friday’s swim is a 3000-meter swim on a triangular course. Saturday’s swims are an individual 500-meter time trial on an out-and-back floating line course and a 1500-meter swim around a triangular course. Sunday’s swims will include a 5000-meter swim consisting of three loops of a diamond & triangular course and a 1000-meter swim on an irregular course following the shoreline.
SWIM SCHEDULE (subject to change due to conditions):
Friday, July 27, 2018
4:30-5:30pm Registration/Check-In for 3000-meter swim
6:00pm Start of 3000-meter swim
Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:45-8:45am Registration/Check-In for 500 & 1500-meter swims
9:15am Start of 500-meter swim
10:15-11:00am Registration/Check-in for the 1500-meter
11:30am Start of 1500-meter swim
Sunday, July 29, 2018
7:15 am-8:15am Registration/Check-In for 5000 & 1000-meter swims
8:45 am Start of 5000-meter swim
10:00-11:00am Registration/Check-In for the 1000-meter swim
11:45 am Start of 1000-meter race
Awards to individual swimmers regardless of age group:
OREGON OPEN WATER SERIES: All swims count towards the cumulative season series. The 1500 & 5000 are featured swims, while the 500, 1000, & 3000-meter swims are qualifying swims.
HOT DRINKS & SNACKS: We'll have hot coffee and hot water for othe rdrinks to help keep you warm before & after swims. We will also offer modest snacks for our volunteers, many of whom are on duty long before swimmers arrive. Swimmers may snack too, but these snacks are limited and NOT intended to serve as your breakfast or lunch.
MEALS: Swimmers will receive a post-swim meal; order vegetarian or meat with entry. Swimmers may pre-order specatator meals (vegetarian or meat) for $10 each with entry. Meals include dinner on Friday evening, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
HOT DRINKS & SNACKS: We’ll have hot coffee and hot water for other drinks to help keep you warm before & after swims. We will also offer modest snacks for our volunteers, many of whom are on duty long before swimmers arrive. Swimmers may snack too, but these snacks are limited and NOT intended to serve as your breakfast or lunch.
CAMPING: By pre-registration only (first come first served), we have reserved Little Lava Lake Campground for swimmers & spectators Thursday through Sunday. Note that this is NOT our usual campground at Little Fawn! Only tents or small motor homes are permitted. Camping fee is $8 per day per camper 12 years or older—include fee with your entry form to secure your spot. Very limited parking at the campgrounds! NO drop-in camping!
DIRECTIONS (Google: Elk Lake): From Century Drive in Bend, take the Cascade Lakes Scenic Highway approximately 34 miles to Elk Lake. The start & finish for all swims is the Beach Day Use Area at the southernmost eend of the lake, last Elk Lake exit if coming from Bend.
PARKING: Parking is limited to two large pullouts off the Cascades Lakes Highway, the Six-Lakes Trailhead, and the Little Fawn Group Campground. A shuttle will run Saturday & Sunday between the campground, trailhead, and the race site before & during registration and after races are completed. There will be no general parking at the race site until after event activities have concluded. Your car must display a current NW Forest Pass to park anywhere other than the highway pullouts, trailhead, or campground.
DOGS: NO DOGS at Elk Lake (USFS Rule), but they may be in the campground on a leash. Never leave your dog unattended in a car!
WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE INFO: www.comaswim.org
EVENT DIRECTOR: Bob Bruce email@example.com 541-317-4851
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