Describe Your Event

This 10-mile swim follows the path of North Carolina’s devastating Great Flood of 1916 on the Catawba River. The storm’s fierce blow prompted the construction of dams and, subsequently, the region’s electrification. The race name is derived from news and film accounts of the event. 

Unlike the epic conditions that sparked that historic event, you’ll enjoy a well-marked course in the Catawba River and mild conditions.You’ll pass 5 scenic bridges and railroad trestles. Safety is paramount with boat and kayak support. Shuttle service is included.

Region

North America

Distances Offered

Over 10k

Temperature

Warm

Experience

Intermediate
Advanced

Swim Type

Race
Relay

Water Type

River