This race was originally scheduled for Sunday June 25, but has been postponed to a new date on Sunday July 16. Online registration is closed. Race day registration will be available. Read the race day details online here.

The Brazos River Sharkfest Swim will consist of 3 distances: 1K, 2K and 4K swims in Lake Brazos through downtown Waco in the heart of Texas.  All swims will start and finish at Indian Springs Park. There is minimal current in this section of the Brazos River, as there is a dam at the downriver end of Lake Brazos. Water temperature is anticipated to be in the upper 70’s and wetsuits will not be allowed.  Lifeguards will be positioned along the course and swimmers are never more than 50 yards from the shoreline.

PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

Registration Fees

Adult - 1K

(18 & Up)

Closed
Feb 8 - May 31 $40.00
Jun 1 - Jul 13 $50.00
Jul 14 - Jul 14 $60.00

Youth - 1K

(17 & Under)

Closed
Feb 8 - Jun 15 $25.00
Jun 16 - Jul 14 $30.00

Adult - 2K

(18 & Up)

Closed
Feb 8 - May 31 $50.00
Jun 1 - Jul 13 $60.00
Jul 14 - Jul 14 $70.00

Youth - 2K

(17 & Under)

Closed
Feb 8 - Jul 13 $25.00
Jul 14 - Jul 14 $30.00

Adult - 4K

(18 & Up)

Closed
Feb 8 - May 31 $50.00
Jun 1 - Jul 13 $60.00
Jul 14 - Jul 14 $70.00

Youth - 4K

(17 & Under)

Closed
Feb 8 - Jul 13 $25.00
Jul 14 - Jul 14 $30.00

Course Map

DISTANCE: 1K, 2K and 4K

Event Details

READ RACE DAY DETAILS ONLINE HERE.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN: 6:30-7:15AM for all distances at Indian Springs Park, where you will have your hands numbered with your race number and pick up your swim cap. 

WATER TEMP: ~75-78° F 

COURSE CUT-OFF TIMES: 25 minutes for 1K, 70 minutes for 2K, 2 hours 20 minutes for 4K

INCENTIVES: T-Shirts for all participants. Sharkfest Swim Medals for top three finishers in each age group. Personalized award plaques will also be mailed to the first place overall male & female finishers in each distance. Brazos Iron Shark Trophy for first place in 2.4 Mile, the Brazos Bull Shark Trophy for the 1.5 Mile, and the Brazos Bear Shark Trophy for first place in the 1K.

AGE GROUP BREAKDOWN: Male and Female: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84.

ENTRANT LETTER: An entrant letter with all the race day details will be emailed to all registered participants and posted online here 1-2 weeks prior to event day. Please check back for any updates and the full race day itinerary.

PARKING: There will be plenty of parking available at both the start and finish areas.

CANCELLATIONS:  Registrations are non-refundable. If you can no longer participate in this event, you may receive a rollover credit (minus a $20 processing fee) toward a future event as long as you let us know by May 25 2017. After that date, a doctor's note is required to receive a credit.

Travel & Accommodations

Hilton Waco 254-754-8484, 113 South University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76701

Reservations may be made online here by 6/2/17 for discount rates (valid 6/23/17 to 6/26/17): $159

Marriott Courtyard Waco 254-752-8686, 101 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

Reservations may be made online here by 6/2/17 for discount rates (valid 6/23/17 to 6/26/17): $159

Event Partners

 

 

 

     


Event Schedule

  • June 25 6:00 AM CDT - Athlete Check-in

  • June 25 7:30 AM CDT - 2.4 Mile Race Starts

  • June 25 8:00 AM CDT - 1.5 Mile Race Starts

  • June 25 9:00 AM CDT - 1K Race Starts

  • June 25 10:30 AM CDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

Lake Brazos, Waco, TX, United States

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