This Saturday, May 5th, marks the The Money Box Cap 2k 10th Annual Open Water Race & Pledge Swim in Lady Bird Lake. The race, sponsored by The Money Box, along with The Urology Team and Howdy Honda, will feature over 200 swimmers ranging from Olympic gold medalists to recreational swimmers and enthusiasts. The race kicks off from Red Bud Isle at 10:30a and finish at the Texas Rowing Center in front of Austin High School.
Rated one of Austin’s Top 10 Recreation Events and listed as one of the Top 50 open water swims in the U.S. and Top 100 in the world, The Money Box Cap 2k is the only downhill swim in Texas. The event supports clean water, health & fitness, and this year has a goal to raise over $20,000 to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation for research and Us TOO International for support, education and awareness.
Favored to repeat is 2011 Champion Ted Singley from Southlake, Texas. Ted’s older brother, Wil Singley, preceded Ted as a The Money Box Cap 2k double winner. Singley’s older sister, Claire won the Girls High School Division 4 times and his mother, Catherine, who will compete again this year, has been a division winner.
Other notable participants for the 2012 edition are Australian, Max Halson, Colorado’s Eney Jones, former SMU All-American, Bobby Patten, and Jim Montgomery, a Triple Olympic Gold Medalist.
The race can be viewed from the Mopac pedestrian bridge. There will be no spectator access at Red Bud Isle. Media spots are currently available aboard Capital Cruises double-decker paddlewheel, the Pride & Joy. Media can also access the race finish at the Texas Rowing Center dock.
Race organizers ask everyone out on the hike and bike trail on the morning of Saturday, May 5, to wear blue in support of Prostate Cancer. If you’re in need of blue, the Sanctuary El Camino will be serving up shirts on-site during the event.
For more information about the event, visit www.Cap2k.com or contact race director, Keith Bell, at 327-2260