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Fontana Lake Open Water Races

June 13, 2020

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, the Fontana Lake “Best Dammed Lake” 5K-10K-15K open water swim race takes place in the beautiful Fontana Lake. The 17-mile long lake borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park offering spectacular views during the 5K loop swim course. With three race distances offered, there is something for everyone, so come for a spectacular open water swim in the mountains and stay for all of the other adventures that await!

Registration is Open!

5K Solo Swim | $75
10K Solo Swim | $125
15K Solo Swim | $200

Your entry fee provides:
Safety boats and kayakers for course monitoring
Feeding, drink, and aid stations on the course
Entry to the post-race social with food and drinks on NOC’s campus, including live music
Fontana Lake official race T-Shirt
Finishers medal for all swimmers who complete the swim
Swag bag from our sponsors
Online registration only – racers MUST pre-register.

Fontana Lake Open Water Races


Saturday, June 13

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