Next Up… 3rd Annual Snapping Tortuga – October 6, 2013
Start: Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 7:30 AM
Additional Date Information
2.5k, 5k 7:30am, 500m after 5k(see below for info)
14099 FM 830 Willis, TX
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, October 4, 2013 @ 11:59 PM PST
The Snapping Tortuga presents the 3rd Annual Snapping Tortuga Open Water Swim. Distances; 500m, 2.5k and 5k. The 2.5k & 5k will start at 7:30am (*NOTE* in the event there is a large field, we reserve the right to send the 2.5k off 15min after the 5k start). The 500m will begin 15min after the final 5k athlete is finished.
Course: 5k is 2 loops and the 2.5k will be one. The 500m is an out and back. *In order to register for the 5k all participants must show proof they can swim a mile in 35min or less. Awards are given for the Top 3 Overall in each Division. *NEW WETSUIT DIVISION*- No awards will be given for this division
Snapping Tortuga presents the Bale of Tortugas – 10k Open Water 4 person relay or solo swim – November 10, 2012.
The Snapping Tortuga presents: Bale of Tortuga’s. Each team will have 4 athletes that will each complete a 15-minute leg, then a 10-minute leg, then 5-minute legs until their team has completed the course. Swimmers will swim in the same order throughout the event. Each team must provide its own escort boat, 1 stopwatch, and 2 cell phones. All teams must have someone 22 years of age or older driving the boat. For more info visit www.SnappingTortuga.com
**NO WETSUITS ALLOWED** Awards: Relay- Overall Team Relay- All Participants will receive a Finisher Medal Solo- Overall Male and Overall Female Solo-All Participants will receive a Finisher Medal
A special club cup award will be given to the triathlon team that fields the winning relay. More information to come.
This is a United States Masters Swimming Sanctioned event. We will also honor USA Triathlon memberships and USA Swimming memberships. If you do not have any of these, you will need to purchase a one day Snapping Tortuga pass for $10.
The event WILL take place in Lake Conroe. We are currently working out the details with the Start/Finish Location. Information will be posted shortly.
All Teams and Solo participants will be required to attend a mandatory Captains meeting Friday Night prior to the race (at least one member from each team needs to attend, no exceptions)…. Details on time and location will be posted shortly. If you have registered prior to the announcement, we will email you the location.
SOLO FIELD LIMITED TO 15 Athletes Solo swimmers must meet qualification times to assure completion of the event. Please submit your qualifying time. Athletes must prove they have completed a 5k in 1:30 without the use of a wetsuit or a 10k in under 4hrs. There will be a 4 hour cutoff finish time for all solo swimmers. If you are not able to complete a 6.2 mile distance in 4 hours, please do not enter. Solo swimmers must be provide their own and be accompanied by a safety observer (in kayak, canoe, boat).