Race Overview

Race Overview

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Camp YI, 599 Jones Mill Rd., La Vergne, TN 37086

Located just 35-minutes from the Nashville Airport, Camp YI is a 175-acre Youth Summer Camp that is graciously opening their doors and property up to use for the weekend. We want you all to feel like kids again! It is situated on a peninsula overlooking Percy Priest Lake, where you will be swimming.

You will experience the beauty of the surrounding areas and get the try “Otillo”, or Island to Island feel. In addition to the Camp YI peninsula and Long Hunter State park, the Long Course will experience four islands and the Short Course three. Both short and long course events will start and end at Camp YI. After leaving Camp YI, athletes will swim across the peninsula to Long Hunter State Park, run their trail, then jump back into the water as you island-hop back to Camp YI.

Camp Accomodations: You can stay at one of the rustic, open-air cabins for a small fee. There is no electricity or a bathroom in these — yes, we mean rustic — but there are a few bathhouses where you can shower and clean up.
Additionally, you can tent camp or bring your RV for a small fee too. There are no hook-ups as it is in an open field at the camp.

Both short and long course events will start and end at Camp YI. After leaving Camp YI, athletes will swim across the peninsula to Long Hunter State Park, run their trail, then jump back into the water as you island-hop back to Camp YI.

Weather Policy:

Safety is of the utmost importance to the organizers of SwimRun Tennessee. As with all of our events, we will be tracking the weather in the weeks and days leading up to the race.  Please keep in mind that this event has a no refund policy and this includes if the race is cancelled due to an “act of God.” All race related items have already been paid for by the race production team.

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Rules Overview

1.) The course will consist of a series of alternating overland routes and swim legs from Camp YI to Long Hunter State Park, via the islands, then back to Camp YI. Participants will be required to follow the prescribed route and any deviation will be ground for disqualification. The course is completed in teams of two racing at the same time, not in relay style.

2.) Required Equipment includes:

A. Wetsuits* worn by all competitors covering at a minimum, the torso and upper half of thighs. (*Note: we will be enforcing a 120 degree rule meaning if the air plus water temperature is under 120 degrees F at the start, wetsuits are required. If it is over 120, they will be optional but still recommended.) For example, if the air temperature is 52 and the water temperature is 65, the combined temperature is 117 so wetsuits would be required. The typical air temperature in the area in early October has a low of around 52 degrees F and the water temperate can range from the upper 60s to low 70s.

B. One whistle per person

C. First Aid Pressure Bandage, packed waterproof

3.) Competitors may also carry:

A. Hand paddles or gloves

B. Pull Buoys (Highly recommended)

C. Additional Nutrition

D. Personal Swim Buoys (Note: ALL SOLO competitors must bring and utilize an inflatable personal swim buoy. Please let us know if you have questions)

4.) Course Cutoffs

A. The Full Distance Cut Off will be 5.5 hours

B. The Sprint Distance Cut Off will be 3 hours

View full list of the course rules and equipment needed.

 

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Full Distance Race

The Long Course will begin at 8:30 am at Camp YI with a short run to your first swim.  In addition to the Camp YI peninsula and Long Hunter State park, the Long Course will experience four islands.

Athletes will travel counter-clockwise around the course alternating between swim and run legs for just under 11.5 miles of running and 2 miles of swimming.

You must remain within 10 meters of your partners at all time. Wetsuits are required and hand paddles, pull buoys are allowed. View full list of the course rules and equipment needed.

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View Long Course by Leg


Sprint Distance Race

The Short Course will begin at 9:00 am at Camp YI with a short run to your first swim there. In addition to the Camp YI peninsula and Long Hunter State park, the Short Course will experience three islands.This course will be approximately 1.5 miles of swimming and just under 7 miles of running.

You must remain within 10 meters of your partners at all time. Wetsuits are required and hand paddles, pull buoys are allowed. View full list of the course rules and equipment needed.

Print Map

View Short Course by Leg