2016 Race Calendar

Saturday, February 20, 2016

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Safari Seminar

No admission charge.

City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, San Marcos, TX

Saturday, May 7, 2016

9 a.m. Start

Texas River Marathon

35-mile race from River Haven RV Resort to the Pump House Restaurant. This is the preliminary race used to determine starting positions for the Texas Water Safari. It is not mandatory to race this race in order to race the Texas Water Safari. Cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 477 Nursery Bridge is 1:30 p.m. At least one team captain is required for this race. T-shirts to all teams and one team captain per team if entered on or before April 8.

Entry Fee: $25 (through April 8), $35 (through April 22), $45 (race day) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.
Online Registration at Active.com, or you may register in person on race day. We no longer accept registration by mail.

River Haven RV Resort, Cuero

Friday, May 27, 2016

Texas Water Safari Registration Deadline

To hold your starting position, your entry must be completed online ON OR BEFORE MAY 27, 2016.

Entry Fee: $125 (through April 8), $150 (through May 6), $200 (through May 27) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.
Online Registration at Active.comWe no longer accept registration by mail.

Friday, June 10, 2016

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Texas Water Safari Check-In

Boats and equipment lists will be checked. Required meeting at 4 p.m. for entrants & captains to review rules/questions.

San Marcos, Meadows Center

Saturday, June 11, 2016

9 a.m. Start

Start of the 54th Annual Texas Water Safari

Entrants should be at their boats ready to enter the water by 8 a.m.
DO NOT ENTER THE LAKE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD THAT IT’S OK TO DO SO. THE TWS HAS SPECIAL PERMISSION FROM TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO START THE RACE ON SPRING LAKE AND MUST FOLLOW STRICT RULES.

The Safari has been postponed only four times in fifty-three years, but in the event of a severe flood, the race will be held on June 25th. Check-in will be Friday, June 24th. Second postponement date will be July 9th with check in on Friday, July 8th.

San Marcos, Meadows Center

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

12 p.m.

Awards Banquet

Free banquet for all teams (and two captains per team). Tickets for extra banquet meals can be purchased at the banquet.

Seadrift, Texas

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

1 p.m.

Texas Water Safari Deadline

100 hour deadline for reaching the finish line.

Seadrift, Texas

Saturday, September 17, 2016

9 a.m. Start

Jr. Texas Water Safari

16 miles from San Marcos City Park to Staples. The Jr. TWS is a shorter version of the Texas Water Safari with same age requirements and classifications as the Texas Water Safari. Entry fee $25 per paddler (race day registration only). Food and drinks will be provided at the finish line. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at San Marcos City Park. Cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 1979 Martindale Bridge is 12 noon.

San Marcos, City Park