The Open-water Catawba River Up and Down (O, CRUD) swim will have 2 distance options that all start and finish at the Riverside Marina in Belmont, NC. A 2.4 mile, and the 10k distances will all have an in-water treading mass start. Participants will cross the river, making a left turn to swim upstream for the first half of the chosen distance at which point they will make another left to swim back across the river before heading back downstream to the finish at the marina. Swimmers will exit the water via the boat ramp and cross the finish line on shore.
The 10k will start at 8am. The 2.4 swim will start at 8:15.
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Wetsuits are allowed, but if worn, participant will not be eligible for awards.
Awards for the 2.4 mile swim will start at 10am
Awards for the 10k swim will start at 12pm
Awards will consist of Top 3 Overall male and female for each event.