Chatfield Course 2

Event Summary

The Chatfield Classic will consist of a 1/2 mile swim and a 2 mile swim.  These races will occur sequentially due to COVID 19. Swimmers will be asked to line up and stay at their pre-assigned and numbered flag prior to the race.  Swimmers will start at 5-second intervals for both races sequentialy. The 1/2-mile swimmers will start first, followed by the 2 mile swimmers.

Participants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake.  The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character. 

Participants may sign up for either the 1/2 mile swim, or the 2 mile swim.

We hope to see you in the water!!!

 

Video of 2018 Chatfield Classic:

https://youtu.be/aoG2kBXHmrk

 

Where: Chatfield Lake Gravel Pond

What: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton, CO

When: 6:30am, Sunday August 2, 2020

Registration Closes: 11:59 PM (midnight) Tuesday July 28, 2020 (or 150 participants)

Distances:
0.5 Mile
2 Mile

Time cut-offs:
All swimmers must be capable of completing the distance you have entered and must be able to complete your respective event within the given cut-off time.
0.5 Mile – 30 minutes
2 Miles – 2 hours

Details

The start will be sequential "time-trial" format with swimmers leaving at 5-second intervals.

There will be no race day registration.

1/2 mile swim is 1/2 lap, 2 mile swim is 2 laps

Registration Pricing*: 1/2-mile - $40; 2 mile - $55

PACKET PICKUP (THERE WILL BE NO RACE-DAY PACKET PICKUP)

  • Thursday July 30th in Denver from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Address is: 4590 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80221. This is Mountain View Dental Associates. There is parking along the 46th Ave side of the building, where you'll find Karl and Pareesa.
  • Friday July 31st in Boulder from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Address is: CU South Campus Tennis Complex. You will drive in on S. Loop Drive and find Matt 1/4 mile down that road. 
  • Saturday August 1st at the gravel pond at Chatfield from 7:30am - 10:00am. After entering Chatfield State Park from Wadsworth, you will go along the short entrance road after the check-in station, make a right, and follow the road until you reach the gravel pond on your right and the Kingfisher parking area on your left. Matt will be on the swim beach.

Directions

From Boulder: Take 93 S to 6 E. Take the 470 E Exit toward Colorado Springs. After 14 miles, take the CO-121/Wadsworth Blvd Exit and go south. Turn Left toward Chatfield State Park (look for signs). Take a right at the stop sign and travel around the lake, keeping it on your left. Follow signs to the Mountain Swim Series. Park at the Kingfisher Lot.

From Denver (South Entrance): Take 85 S. For the South Entrance: Take the exit toward Titan Parkway. Titan Parkway turns slightly right and becomes W Titan Road. Turn Right onto Roxborough Park Rd. Continue into Chatfield State Park on Chatfield State Park Rd. Follow the road to the west and travel around the lake, keeping it on your right. Follow signs to the Mountain Swim Series. Park at the Kingfisher Lot.

From Denver (West Entrance): Take 470 to the CO-121/Wadsworth Blvd Exit and go south. Turn Left toward Chatfield State Park (look for signs). Take a right at the stop sign and travel around the lake, keeping it on your left. Follow signs to the Mountain Swim Series. Park at the Kingfisher Lot.

From Fort Collins: Take 25 S to 85 S. Take the exit toward Titan Parkway. Titan Parkway turns slightly right and becomes W Titan Road. Turn Right onto Roxborough Park Rd. Continue into Chatfield State Park on Chatfield State Park Rd. Follow the road to the west and travel around the lake, keeping it on your right. Follow signs to the Mountain Swim Series. Park at the Kingfisher Lot.

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!

*Does not include 6.25% online registration fee