Hosted by Rogue Valley Masters
Sanctioned by Oregon Masters Swimming for U.S. Masters Swimming, Inc. #378-W003
Operating under special use authorization from the Rogue River Nat’l Forest
LOCATION & COURSE: Applegate Lake is located in the heart of the Siskiyou Mountains in southwestern Oregon. The course for the longer races will consist of multiple 2.5K loops, while the 1500m course will be a single loop. Water temperature on race day has varied from 71-77 degrees Fahrenheit and will be posted.
- Saturday: USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K), 5K, and 2.5K swims (swum simultaneously)
- Sunday: 1500M and 3 x 500M Pursuit Relay
ELIGIBILITY: This event is open ONLY to 2018 USMS members or foreign equivalents. Eligibility will be automatically verified for online entries. USMS “One-Event” membership will be available for adults 18+ for all swims with entry for $21. Participants must be a current USMS member in order to swim the USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K). USMS One-event (OEVT) members are not eligible to swim in the USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K) and must choose the Non-Championship 10K.
RULES: Current USMS rules will govern this event. In all swims, Category II suits—including wetsuits—are allowed but will be scored in a separate category.
START/FINISH: All swims will start in the water and finish on the beach near the water’s edge. Each loop roughly follows the shoreline of the lake on the way out and follows a straight line back to the start/finish area.
SAFETY—OUR PRIMARY CONCERN: Safety boats will monitor the entire course and medical personnel will be on-site. Swimmers must wear the swim cap provided, must have their race number on their arms, and must follow all announced safety rules without exception. USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K) & 5K swimmers may provide their own feedings which may be placed on a table in 4-foot deep water near the starting line.
Time Limit: Swimmers who cannot complete the USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K) in 4.5 hours or the 5K in 2.5 hours should NOT enter; swimmers on the course after these time limits may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.
RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change if conditions warrant):
Saturday, July 14:
6:45am Check-in/Registration opens for USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K), 5K, & 2.5K
7:45am Check-in/Registration closes
7:45am Pre-race instructions for all three races
8:15am Start of USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K)
8:25am Start of 5K & 2.5K
Sunday, July 15:
8:00am Check-in/Registration opens for 1500M
8:40am Check-in/Registration closes
8:45am Pre-race instructions for 1500M
9:00am Start of 1500M
10:15am Pre-race instructions for Pursuit Relay
10:30am Start of 3 x 500M Pursuit Relay
RACE DIRECTOR: Matt Miller, email@example.com, 636-209-8916
REGISTRATION: Please register here on Club Assistant. All entries for all events MUST be completed by 11:59pm PDT, July 5. Submit your entry on time! PLEASE NOTE: We do allow race-day registration for the non-championship swims!
ENTRY FEES: The USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K) swim is $75. The 5K and 2.5K swims are $50 each. The 1500M swim is an additional $15 if swimming one of the Saturday races, otherwise $30 for the 1500 only. Race-day entries (for individual swims) are an additional $20. No race day entries will be accepted for the USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K) swim. The Pursuit Relay is free. Entry fee includes swims, a souvenir swim cap, and a post-swim lunch for the entrant. NO REFUNDS after the entry deadline. Online entries are paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events".
OMS SANCTION SURCHARGE: There is a required $5 per swimmer surcharge to cover the cost of USMS-mandated sanction insurance.
RESULTS: Results will be posted at the check-in area promptly after each race, and at www.swimoregon.org after the weekend.
OREGON OPEN WATER SERIES: All swims count towards the cumulative season series. The USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K) and the 1500M are featured swims (22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 points) The 5K and the 2.5K swims are qualifying swims (11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points) The relay is a participation swim (7 points).
- USMS Marathon Open Water Nationals (10K): USMS championship medals to the top six finishers in each male/female age group (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.) and USMS championship patches to the first USMS male/female finishers in each age group. Special awards for overall male and female winners.
- 10K (non-championship)/5K/2.5K/1500M: Stemless wine glasses to the top three finishers in each male/female age group (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.), including both wetsuit & non-wetsuit categories. Special awards for overall male and female winners.
- Pursuit Relay: Bragging rights.
T-SHIRTS: Swimmers may pre-order commemorative t-shirts for $20. A limited number of shirts will be for sale at the event.
DIRECTIONS (Mapping Apps Search: Applegate Lake, Jacksonville, OR) From either north or south on I-5, take exit #30 in Medford and go west, following the signs to Hwy 238 west to Medford and Jacksonville. After passing through Jacksonville, Hwy 238 continues to Ruch. Turn left onto Applegate Road and follow the signs to Applegate Lake (18 miles from Ruch). Proceed past the Applegate dam for another .7 miles until you reach Hart-Tish Park, and turn left into the park. Driving time from the I-5 exit to Hart-Tish Park is approximately 45 minutes. NO DOGS ALLOWED AT RACE SITE. Please note that there is no cell coverage at Applegate Lake.
PARKING: Cost is $5 per car/per day & will be collected at the entrance to Hart-Tish Park on race morning or at Hart-Tish Park Store near the boat ramp.
LODGING/CAMPING/PLACES OF INTEREST: To camp at Hart-Tish (race site), you MUST contact Jocelyn Sanford: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-210-0088.
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