Swim Fest Luray

Sat June 17, 2023 Luray, VA 22835 US Directions



06/16/23 Update: Water temperature at noon is 77 degrees.

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.

Please visit our website at https://racinemultisports.com/sfl for all race details!


Lake Arrowhead
265 Lake Arrowhead Rd
Luray, VA US 22835

Swim Distances (choose 1, 2, or all 3!)

  • 750 Meters

  • 1500 Meters

  • 2250 Meters


6:30am to 7:30am: Packet pickup – 750 Meter Race
6:30am to 8:00am: Packet pickup – 1500 Meter Race
6:30am to 9:00am: Packet pickup – 2250 Meter Race
7:30am: Pre-race meeting
7:45am: 750 warm up
8:00am: 750 Meter Race begins
8:45am: 1500 warm up
9:00am: 1500 Meter Race begins
9:45am: 2250 warm up
10:00am: 2250 Meter Race begins
11:00am: Awards ceremony (this is approximate)

What's Included?

-Well organized and professional event, of course!
-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.)
-Free Race Photos.
-Race T-Shirt (Only one per person no matter how many races entered)
-Option to upgrade to a custom embroidered beach towel*
-Swag Bag of goodies
-Custom Awards – Top 3 awards overall and age group
-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
-Meeting other athletes and establishing new friends!!!
*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.

Race Information

Swim Course: The swim course will be in Lake Arrowhead and will be a 750 meter course.

750 meter race: complete one lap
1500 meter race: complete two laps
2250 meter race: complete three laps

Start: The first race will be the 750 meter event.  The second race is the 1500 meter swim.  The third and final swim will be 2250 meters. Each race will begin as scheduled, however swimmers who have not completed their event before the next race begins will be allowed to finish and will not be pulled from the water.  This will be an in water start, wave format.  You can combine events!  You are eligible for awards for each individual event you compete in but will only get one swag bag.  All three events combined is a total of 4,500 meters (2.8 miles). Each race will be allowed a 10 minute warm up near the start area.

Waves: New for 2023, swim waves will be based on your estimated 100 meter swim time (4 lengths of a 25 meter pool). The faster swimmers will be seated in wave 1, next fastest in wave 2, and so one. Total number of waves will be based on total participants. We will limit each wave to 50 swimmers. For reference, the World record for 100 meters is just under 45 seconds, with the average swimmer being about 2 minutes. You will be asked for this time when registering. The range of responses is limited to 45 seconds up to 3 minutes. You will be able to update your time up until we are inside 10 days from the event.

Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed!  We will be providing race day results at our results kiosk immediately after you finish your race.  We will also provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.

Course Support: We will have water at the finish line. We will also have food items at the finish line for volunteers and participants only.

Event Rules: All must wear the provided swim cap with bib # written on the cap.  Wetsuits will be allowed if water temps are below 78.1 degrees. Typical water temp in June ranges from low 70’s to upper 70’s.  Fins are not permitted.  Athletes that do not complete the course must visit race officials at the finish line to check in and return their timing chip. If you do not complete your event before the next race starts you will be allowed to finish and will not be pulled from the water.

Click on the HERE for the course map.


The award categories are the same for each event: 750 Meter, 1500 Meter and 2250 Meter.

Overall Male and Female (3 deep)
Age Groups: 16 and under, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,  70+  (3 deep)

Age based on your age as of race day.

Participants doing the combined swims are eligible for awards for each individual event they swim.


Racine MultiSports would like to show our appreciation to our loyal fans by providing you with free race photos!  That’s right…FREE!

We will be providing you with all the digital photos taken by Hypnotic Imagery at our events.  You will be able to view, download and share your race photos by visiting the link provided below.

Please realize that with this offer we cannot ensure to capture you in each phase of the race. Additionally we will not be able to separate your photos by bib number.  You will have to scroll through the race photos to find your photos.  But we feel that is a way better deal than having to pay for race photos.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://racinemultisports.com/sfl/.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Official Race Video


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