Delaware State Championship, Newark SwimFest and SwimRun

Welcome to the 3rd Delaware State Championship of Open Water and SwimRun, presented by French Creek Racing!

This event features the following races:
1 mile swim (2 loops)
SwimRun (1 mile swim, 2.2 mile run – 2 loops swim, then 2 loops run)
1.5 mile swim (3 loops)
0.5 mile swim (1 loop)
1 Mile Swim and SwimRun will start at 9AM
1.5 Mile Swim will start at 10AM
0.5 Mile Swim will start at 11AM
For an extra challenge, race in all 3!

Start/finish area is at the caged area near the top of the hill at the Newark Reservoir.  GPS address to parking lot is 240 Old Paper Mill Rd., Newark, DE 19711.  There are porta potties at the parking lot at the bottom of the hill.  Please make sure to use facilities as needed before walking up the hill.  Additional/overflow parking is located at Timothy's, 100 Creek View Rd., Newark, DE 19711.

Register today for your choice of races!
Online Registration Closes Thursday July 20, at 12 midnight.
Check-in is available starting at 8:00AM on Saturday July 22.  All racers should check in when they arrive.
NO REFUNDS and no rain date.  In the event of inclement weather, entries will roll into next year's race, or you may defer to another FCR event.

There will be one nutrition/hydration table near the reservoir entrance (caged area at the top of the hill).  We will have water and some Hammer products at this table.  Some light pre-packaged food and beverages will be available for post-race.

We will need 4-6 Volunteers for Registration, Timing, and Kayaking.  Interested in VOLUNTEERINGSIGN UP HERE!

We will follow the USAT Wetsuit rule of 78º temperature threshold. Should the water temperature exceed 78º, anyone wearing a wetsuit will not be counted in the official results.  Should the water temperature exceed 84º F, no wetsuits may be worn.  Water temperature is likely to be below 78º in September.

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1 Mile Swim
July 22, 2023 (Saturday) - 09:00
1 miles
Solo Lake
SwimRun (1 Mile Swim, 2.2 Mile Run)
July 22, 2023 (Saturday) - 09:00
3.2 miles
  • Swimming
    1 mile Lake
  • Running
    2.2 miles Road
  • Solo
1.5 Mile Swim
July 22, 2023 (Saturday) - 10:00
1.5 miles
Solo Lake
1/2 Mile Swim
July 22, 2023 (Saturday) - 11:00
0.5 miles
Solo Lake
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