Carter Course Map

Event Summary

For 2022, the Carter Lake Crossing IS BACK! The crossing is at Carter Lake, Colorado. Situated at just below 5800 feet, this nearly 3-mile swim is located in one of the most picturesque lakes in Colorado.    Cash prize awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women. Hope to see you there!

 

A video of the 2019 Carter Lake Crossing can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idb-maLZbMo&feature=youtu.be

 

What: Carter Lake Crossing

Where: Carter Lake Reservoir, Loveland, CO

When: July 16, 2022 - 6:30 AM

Registration Closes: Sunday July 9, 2022 - 11:59 PM (Tee shirt not guaranteed for registrants after July 3, 2022).

Distances: ~3 Mile Competitive Swim

Crossing of Carter Lake from North to South

Out and Back Loop Swim will be a back-up route in case the crossing is not feasible due to COVID requirements or other unforseen situations.

Time cut-offs: You must capable of completing the distance and be able to complete the three miles within two and a half hours (2.5 hours)!

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Details 

Swimmmers will be bussed from the parking areas at the South Shore Campground to the North Pines Boat Ramp for the Start.  All swimmers will be given a "Bus Slot" of either 5:30 or 6:00. 

Bus slots will be provided to swimmers so that busses are "half-full" (i.e. most swimmers will have their own seat).  You can bring a bag with you, since there will be a 15-45 minute wait at the North Pines Ramp before the start.  Please label that bag with your name and race number and place it in the bag drop area.  We will bring it to the finish at the South Shore Boat Ramp for you.

Swimmers who miss their "Bus Slot" will not be able to start.

The Carter Lake Crossing will be a "wet" start at 6:30 AM.  All participants will start simultaneously.

Swimmers will swim south from North Pines Boat Ramp to the South Shore Boat Ramp along the west shoreline, following buoys along the way.

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup times will occur prior to race day on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before the race.  Packet Pickup times and locations are listed below:

Packet Pick Up Times and Locations:
  • Wednesday in Denver from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Address is:
TBD
  • Thursday in Boulder from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Address is: 

TBD

  • Friday at Carter Lake from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Address is: 971 N Co Rd 31, Berthoud, CO 80513. This is the South Shore Campground parking area.
Registration
There will be no Race-day Registration or Packet Pickup, unless pre-arranged with event organizers for participants with special travel considerations.  All packet pickup should be picked up during the week before the event. If you miss the registration deadline, or can't make the pre-race packet pickup please email us.

Pre-Registration Pricing*: 3 miles - $80

Directions

From Boulder: Take 287 N. Left on 56E/W Co Rd 8. Continue Right on Co Rd 23. Left on Co Rd 8e. Head into park and up the hill. After first switchback, continue straight on N Co Rd 31 to South Shore Beach Campground.

From Denver: 25N to Exit 243 (66W/Co Rd 30). Right on 287 N. Right on Co Rd 23. Left on Co Rd 8e. Head into park and up the hill. After first switchback, continue straight on N Co Rd 31 to South Shore Beach Campground.

From Fort Collins: Take 287 S. Right on 56E/W Co Rd 8. Continue Right on Co Rd 23. Left on Co Rd 8e. Head into park and up the hill. After first switchback, continue straight on N Co Rd 31 to South Shore Beach Campground.

Please bring a copy of your receipt – you will not have to pay an entrance fee at the front gate with proof of entry in the race!

Arrive early. Parking is limited at Carter Lake.

*Does not include 6.25% online registration fee

MSS 2022 CLC