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Lake Conroe14099 FM830 Willis, TX 77318
The Snapping Tortuga presents: the Big Tortuga 10K Marathon Swim. The Big Tortuga was the first Olympic Distance Marathon swim in the State of Texas.
SOLO FIELD LIMITED TO ≈ 25 Athletes
Solo swimmers must provide a qualification time. Athletes must provide proof they have completed a minimum of a 3800m or 2.4 mile swim in 1h45m. There will be a 4 hour cutoff finish time for all solo swimmers.
Solo swimmers must provide their own kayak with nutrition to support them throughout the event and be accompanied by their own support personnel (in kayak or canoe). All support personel will carry a cell phone with them and number will be provided to the race director.
Each Solo Finishing Athlete under the cutoff time will receive a Big Tortuga finisher medal.
Awards will be given to first place overall male and female finishers. A $200 prize purse for male and female finishers overall will be awarded as well (Prize purse will only be awarded when event has reached a minimum of 20 athletes).
Event details and schedule
Due to the nature complexity of open water events no refunds, transfers to other events or discounts will be given, even if the event were to be canceled.
10K swim start time is 8am.
Check in will start 45 minutes before event.
Parking is available at the start and the finish.
There will be no port-o-potties at the start.
The event cut off time is 4 hours.
The event is a 10k point to point swim in Lake Conroe, Texas. The Big Tortuga starts in the Seven Coves area of Lake Conroe and finishes at Papa's On the Lake.
Due to social distancing guidelines no food or drink will be provided. There will be no post race awards ceremony.
A pre-race information email will be sent out to all participants periodically before the event as entries fill up.