It’s with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to cancel this race for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. We look forward to producing this race in 2021 and beyond. Please click the “Cancellation Page” button to learn more.


Come Swim and Play in Luray… Swim Fest Luray on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 Sunday, July 26, 2020!

Participant List 750 Meters
Participant List 1500 Meters
Participant List 2250 Meters

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.

Presented by:

Racine MultiSports
Course Maps
Athlete Guide
4500 CLUB
Swim Waves

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: RACE CANCELED

Race Fee:

Pricing Tier Date Range Single Race Two Races* Three Races*
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $35.00 $50.00 $65.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Feb 15 $40.00 $55.00 $70.00
Tier 2 Registration Feb 16 – Mar 31 Feb 16- May 31 $45.00 $60.00 $75.00
Tier 3 Registration April 1 – May 31 Jun 1-Jul 22 $50.00 $65.00 $80.00
Final Registration June 1 – Race Day Jul 23-Race Day $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: Sunday, July 26 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! (One medal per person, not per event. You will be given a different ribbon on your medal displaying the number of events you completed. See swag below.)
  • 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

Thanks to our sponsors:

Swag: Here is your 2019 Swag. Click on images below to enlarge.

Optional Embroidered Beach Towel – $15 upgrade instead of t-shirt, $23 to purchase in addition to t-shirt

Size of towel

Past Water Temperature

Lake Arrowhead Water Temperature on day of Race

2018: 75º •  2017: 70º  • 2016: 74º

Course Maps
Athlete Guide
4500 CLUB
Swim Waves

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