The 2015 date is May 10 at Vista Point Family Campground on Jordan Lake. Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge: Sign up here. Please
note no race day sign ups are available. Details from the 2014 event are here - 2015 will be about the same.
The 2015 Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge is a 1.2 and 2.4 mile open water swimming race. This race is flat and fast! The triangular swim will be at Vista Point Family Campground.
2014 Gold Sponsors
Sanctioning and insurance:
The races are privately insured. No membership fee is required.
You must be 13 or older to compete.
Wetsuits will be allowed in accordance with USA Triathlon rules. If the water temperature is 78 degrees or below, wetsuits will be allowed. Between 78-84, wetsuits will be allowed but will not be scored. Over 84 degrees, no wetsuits. No exceptions!
Entry fees are $30 until 1 week prior to the event, and $35 thereafter for the 1 mile and $40 / $45 for the 2 mile.
Registration:Sign up here. Please note no race day sign ups are available.
50% of your entry fee will be refunded up to 14 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued for any reason after 14 days. Event entries are not transferable between persons,
events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
1. The event will be delayed 45 minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
2. If inclement weather does not pass in 45 minutes, the swim will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2010 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
3. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend, a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2010 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
The top three males and females will receive overall awards. The top 3 in USA Triathlon age-group categories (5 year increments) will receive awards (no duplication). USAT Wetsuit rules will be in effect.
Specially designed t-shirts will be given to competitors who sign up 2 weeks prior. We will do our best to provide t-shirts to everyone who signs up, but if you sign up in the last two weeks we won't guarantee a t-shirt.
Entries are limited to the first 300 entrants per event in 2014.
There are no make-up dates. We will only cancel an event if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants.
Each race will have lifeguards and kayak patrols manning the course to ensure the safety of participants.
Interested in sponsoring our races? Click here for the sponsorship package.
Why open water?
We are big fans of open water racing and training, and while North Carolina has plenty of triathlons, we don't a lot of organized open water races. We're changing that!
Please click on the event links to the left for more information about and to sign up for each event.