The O'CRUD (Open-water Catawba River Up and Down) race on Saturday, May 8 will have two distance options. Both start and finish at the Mount Holly Boat Landing in Mount Holly, NC. The 2.4-mile 10K distances will both have an in-water, treading start. Participants will swim upstream for half the distance of each race before turning to head back downstream to the finish at the boat landing.
This race is the 2021 kickoff of the Charlotte Open Water Swim Series. The series consists of the O’CRUD, the mid-summer event and the Charlotte Open Water Championships in the fall.
Participants will earn points for placing in each event. At the end of the series, awards will be given to category winners.
What: O’CRUD open water race
When: Sat., May 8 - The 10k will start at 8am. The 2.4 swim will start at 8:15.
Where: Mount Holly Boat Landing, 724 Elm Ave., Mount Holly, NC
Cost: 10K - $125, 2.4 Mile - $85
Please note: 10K swimmers must be accompanied by a kayak escort. If swimmers cannot provide their own escort, they can arrange for a kayaker and/or kayak on the registration page.