Moreau Lake Aquathlon/Swims/15k

Event Overview

Thank you runners, volunteers & safety crews!

Event Overview

moreaulakeraces-logo-sm_13The Moreau Lake Races will see several endurance events mixed in with lots of 80s music (playlist here) and unforgettable 80s fashion.  The race is scheduled for September 8, 2013 at Moreau Lake State Park, known as “one of the top outdoor locations in the country” (Reserve America). We had a fun 2012 which featured several races but, most importantly, lots of hits from the ’80s. The 2013 events include:

  • 15k trail run (8a) – a classic trail run: brutal run up the ‘Staircase of Death’ to start, leading into miles of rollers, creeks, etc. before making your way back down the ridge to the beach.
  • 1.5k open water swim (8a) - 1500 meter swim (1 loop of aquathlon swim course).
  • Aquathlon (9a) (1.5k swim, 5k trail run) – This is a great 1.5k swim followed by a 5k run on some fairly technical trails.
  • 3k open water swim (9:30a) – 3000 meter swim (2 loops of aquathlon swim course).

80s clothing highly recommended. You may register for multiple events at a discount.

You will need to be a USAT member or buy a one-day USAT license for the aquathlon and swims ($10 for under 18, $12 for 18+). The 15k trail run is sanctioned by US Track & Field (no need to be a member). Maps for these events can be seen by clicking on the tabs above.

There is a $6 vehicle entry fee for the park. The beach offers full facilities including bathrooms, showers, changing areas, picnic tables and BBQs. Don’t be afraid to put some shrimp on the barbie when all is said and done.


15k Trail Run Map


The 15k run will start and finish at the beach. The run will be clockwise. Click map for bigger version.

Aquathlon Map

The run portion of the aquathlon will be clockwise.

1.5k Swim Map

1.5k swim is one loop of the course. Swim through the two buoys, take a right and then keep all buoys to your left except for the last one, which you’ll keep on your right as you round it to the finish chute.

3k Swim Map

3k swim is two loops of the course. Swim through the two buoys, take a right and then keep all buoys to your left during the first and second loops. As you finish your second loop you will keep the last buoy on your right as you round it to head towards the finish chute.


2013 Playlist


2012 Playlist
Artist					Name
The Outfield				Your Love
Guns N' Roses				Welcome To The Jungle
Club Nouveau				Rumors
Europe					The Final Countdown
A Flock of Seagulls			I Ran
The Lightning Seeds			Pure
Hugh Grant				Pop! Goes My Heart
U.S.A. for Africa			We Are the World
Alphaville				Big In Japan
New Order				True Faith
Cyndi Lauper				Girls Just Want to Have Fun
AC/DC					You Shook Me All Night Long
Queen & David Bowie			Under Pressure
New Order				Regret
Eurythmics				Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
a-ha					Hunting High and Low
Van Halen				Jump
Erasure					Oh L'amour
Tears for Fears				Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Bryan Adams				One Night Love Affair
Psychedelic Furs			Pretty In Pink
Cher					If I Could Turn Back Time
Pet Shop Boys				West End Girls
R.E.M.					It's the End of the World As We Know It
Culture Club				Karma Chameleon
a-ha					The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
The Cure				Just Like Heaven
Simple Minds				Don't You (Forget About Me)
The Jesus and Mary Chain		Head On
Def Leppard				Pour Some Sugar on Me
U2					Pride (In the Name of Love)
Eddy Grant				Electric Avenue
Depeche Mode				Never Let Me Down Again
Nu Shooz				I Can't Wait
The Cure				Just Like Heaven
Bananarama				Cruel Summer
The Human League			Don't You Want Me
Depeche Mode				Enjoy the Silence
OMD					If You Leave
a-ha					Take On Me
New Order				Shellshock
AC/DC					For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
Milli Vanilli				Girl You Know It's True
Toto					Africa
Dexy's Midnight Runners			Come on Eileen
Bon Jovi				You Give Love a Bad Name
The Church				Under The Milky Way
Depeche Mode				Everything Counts
Tears for Fears				Head Over Heels
Michael Jackson				Billy Jean
New Order				True Faith
Crowded House				Don't Dream It's Over
Van Halen				Jump
The Smiths				How Soon is Now?
Men Without Hats			The Safety Dance
Echo and the Bunnymen			Bring on the Dancing Horses
Duran Duran				Hungry Like The Wolf
Erasure					A Little Respect
Men At Work				Down Under
The Smiths				Girlfriend In A Coma
Heart					Alone
Falco					Rock Me Amadeus
Howard Jones				What is Love
Baltimora				Tarzan Boy
INXS					New Sensation


2011 Playlist