2019 Race Calendar

 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Safari Seminar

No admission charge or registration required.  Click here for Seminar details.

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

9 a.m. Start

Texas River Marathon

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

Registration will begin in early January
 

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 5.

Entry Fee: $35 (through April 5), $45 (through April 19), $60 (race day) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.

River Haven RV Resort, Cuero, Texas

Friday, May 24, 2019

Texas Water Safari Registration Deadline

Online registration only.

Registration will be open in early January

Entry Fee: $175 (through April 5), $200 (through May 3), $250 (through May 24) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.  Must be registered by May 5 to hold prelim finish for starting position in TWS.

Friday, June 7, 2019

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.

The Meadows Center

201 San Marcos Springs Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

Saturday, June 8, 2019

9 a.m. Start

Start of the 57th 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 56 years, but in the event of a severe flood, the race will be held on June 29th. Check-in will be Friday, June 28th.

Should a second postponement be needed the race will be held on July 13th.  Check in will be Friday, July 12th.

San Marcos, The Meadows Center

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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 12, 2019

1 p.m.

Texas Water Safari Deadline

100 hour deadline for reaching the finish line.

Seadrift, Texas

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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.  There will be cash drawings at the awards, you must be present to win.

San Marcos, City Park