2018 Race Calendar

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Safari Seminar

No admission charge or registration required.

Municipal Golf Course, Luling, Texas
Edgar B. Davis South Side Park, 1000 S. Magnolia, Luling, TX

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9 a.m. Start

Texas River Marathon

Online registration only except for race day. Team Captain is required.

Click here to get registered.
 

35-mile race from River Haven RV Resort to the Pump House Restaurant. This is the preliminary race used to determine starting positions/line up for 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 447 Nursery Bridge is 1:00 p.m. (Changes to this cut-off will be announced at race briefing).T-shirts to all teams and one team captain per team if entered on or before April 6.

Entry Fee: $35 (through April 6), $45 (through April 20), $60 (race day) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.

River Haven RV Resort, Cuero, Texas

Friday, May 25, 2018

Texas Water Safari Registration Deadline

Online registration only.

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Entry Fee: $175 (through April 6), $200 (through May 4), $250 (through May 25) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.  Must be registered by May 6 to hold prelim finish for starting position in TWS.

Friday, June 8, 2018

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 9, 2018

9 a.m. Start

Start of the 56th 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 five times in 55 years, but in the event of a severe flood, the race will be held on June 30th. Check-in will be Friday, June 29th.

Should a second postponement be needed the race will be held on July 14th.  Check in will be Friday, July 13th.

San Marcos, Meadows Center

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

12 p.m.

Awards Banquet

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

Seadrift, Texas

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1 p.m.

Texas Water Safari Deadline

100 hour deadline for reaching the finish line.

Seadrift, Texas

Saturday, September 15, 2018

9 a.m. Start

Jr. Texas Water Safari

Shorter version of the Texas Water Safari with same age requirements as the Texas Water Safari. Race Day Registration only.

16 miles from San Marcos City Park to Staples Hwy 1977 bridge. Entry fee $35 per paddler (race day registration only) Registration begins at 8 a.m. at San Marcos City Park. Cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 1979 Martindale Bridge is 12 noon. Food and drinks will be provided at the finish.

San Marcos, City Park