Come Swim and Play in Luray… Swim Fest Luray on Saturday, June 15th, 2019!

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Swim Fest Luray is a Swim Competition that offers three race distances. Modeled after the popular Swim Fest Fort Ritchie this swim competition features a fun and competitive open water swimming opportunity. You can combine distances as they will not overlap. You will be eligible for podium awards for each race you enter. Combining all three races will total 4,500 meters (2.8 miles).  For those training for a Half Ironman, you can enter the 2,250 which is 1.4 miles.  For those training for a Full Ironman you can enter the 1,500 and 2,250 for 2.33 miles or all three for 2.8 miles.

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Race Information

Start Time:

  • 8:00 AM: 750 meters
  • 8:45 AM: 1500 meters
  • 9:45 AM: 2250 meters


  • 750 Meter Race – one loop
  • 1500 Meter Race – two loop
  • 2250 Meter Race – three loop

Event Cap: 500 Participants (combining all three races) Registration: Closed. Registration for 2019 opens November 1, 2018. Race Fee:

Pricing TierDate RangeSingle RaceTwo Races*Three Races*
EarlyNov 1-Dec 31$35.00$50.00$65.00
Registration 1Jan 1-Feb 15$40.00$55.00$70.00
Registration 2Feb 16-Mar 31$45.00$60.00$75.00
Registration 3April 1-May 31$50.00$65.00$80.00
FinalJune 1-June 14$55.00$70.00$85.00
*Adding a second or third race will not increase your swag items. Only one swag bag with race shirt will be given no matter the number or races entered. Packet Pickup: Saturday, June 15 Lake Arrowhead (race site) 265 Lake Arrowhead Rd Luray, VA 22835

  • 750 Meter Race – 6:30 am to 7:30 am
  • 1500 Meter Race – 6:30 am to 8:00 am
  • 2250 Meter Race – 6:30 am to 9:00 am

Included with the price of your athlete registration fee:

  • Finisher’s medal and bragging rights! (For each race completed)
  • Technical race t-shirt (Only one per person no matter how many races entered)
  • Option to upgrade to a beach towel*
  • Timing chip results with results kiosk
  • Logo swim cap
  • Food and drinks plus music on race day
  • Sports drink and water before and after event
  • Top 3 awards overall and age group

*Beach towels: These luxury, velour, extra large 35″ x 70″ towels, are custom embroidered in full color with the Swim Fest design. There are a variety of colors to choose from.

Swimmers at Lake Arrowhead
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Swag: Here is the 2018 Swag. Click on images below to enlarge. Pictures of 2019 Swag to come.
Size of towel

Past Water Temperature

Lake Arrowhead Water Temperature on day of Race
2017: 70º 2016: 74º
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