Fontana Lake Open Water Races

Date: June 13 , 2020

Time: All Day

Price: $75 - $200

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, the Fontana Lake "Best Dammed Lake" 5K-10K-15K open water swim race takes place in the beautiful Fontana Lake. The 17-mile long lake borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park offering spectacular views during the 5K loop swim course. With three race distances offered, there is something for everyone, so come for a spectacular open water swim in the mountains and stay for all of the other adventures that await!

Registration is Open!

5K Solo Swim | $75
10K Solo Swim | $125
15K Solo Swim | $200

Your entry fee provides:

  • Safety boats and kayakers for course monitoring
  • Feeding, drink, and aid stations on the course
  • Entry to the post-race social with food and drinks on NOC's campus, including live music
  • Fontana Lake official race T-Shirt
  • Finishers medal for all swimmers who complete the swim
  • Swag bag from our sponsors

Online registration only - racers MUST pre-register. For more information, visit the official race website. To book lodging at NOC, click here!

Tentative Race Day Schedule

Time Description
6:45 - 7:30AM Swimmer Check-In and Body Marking
7:30 - 7:50AM MANDATORY Pre-Race Safety Meeting for ALL Swimmers
7:55AM 10K and 15K Swimmers Final Check-In
8:00AM 10K and 15K Swim Begin
8:05AM 5K Swimmers Final Check-In
8:10AM 5K Male Begin
8:15AM 5K Female Begin
2:00PM All Swimmers Must be Completed
2:15PM Event Concludes
5:30 - 9:30PM After-Race Party with Food, Beer, Live Music and Awards at Nantahala Outdoor Center


Register Here