For 2020, the Carter Lake Crossing will be an "out and back" loop swim in 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. Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race. Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race. Hope to see you there!
A video of the 2019 Carter Lake Crossing can be found here:
What: Carter Lake Crossing
Where: Carter Lake Reservoir, Loveland, CO
When: 6:15am, Saturday, July 18, 2020 (Start time varies by wave)
Pre-Registration Closes: 11:59 PM (midnight) Monday July 13 - Limit 175 people
Distances: 3 Mile Competitive Swim
Out and Back Loop Swim
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)!
Countdown to Event:
Details (NEW THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS)
The Carter Lake Crossing will be a wave start. Participants will be grouped by seed time. Participants will receive a "line-up" time and a "start" time. Participants will be required to stay in their vehicle until "line-up" time. At line-up time, participants will be assigned to a "zone" for starting. Each wave will consist of 10 swimmers and will start 2-minutes apart. First line-up time will be 6:00 am and first start time will be 6:15 am.
Following the race, participants will be required to exit water and return to vehicle.
Pre-race packet pickup will occur prior to race day. Details to be announced.
This will be a loop course this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings. To reduce potential exposure pathways for the COVID-19 virus to be transmitted, there will not be busses this year and the course will be a 3 mile long "out and back" loop course.
Pre-Registration Pricing*: 3 miles - $80
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!
Carpooling is encouraged!!! Arrive early. Parking is limited at Carter Lake. Registration is at South Shore Beach Campground and the race start is at North Pines Boat Ramp. Shuttle buses will be provided – information will be sent in a later email. Spectators are encouraged to wait at the South Shore Beach Campground for best viewing and more accessible parking.
*Does not include 6.25% online registration fee