The Texas Winter 100k (TWO) launches it's 10th anniversary race from the banks of Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake) this coming January. The race will give paddlers a reason to get in shape and stay in shape throughout the winter.
New this year, we're going to experiment with allowing SUP's to compete in the full 62 mile length of the course. To do so with the least amount of disruption, SUP's can enter in a special Adventure Class. We've added a SUP category at the registration, for solo and tandem SUP's. SUPs who enter in the full course must adhere to Adventure Class race regulations. Race management will evaluate the outcome of the full course SUP race to determine whether this will be continued, deleted or altered for coming years.
Compared to most of the weather in the canoe racing world of North America, Texas is quite pleasant, with average highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's for January. That said, the temps have been known to get down to 38 °F and up to 85 °F, so anything can happen. Rainfall tends to be fairly moderate, but this is Texas, so it's anybody's guess. The 2011 race was a bit cold and drizzly, the 2012-2019 races were warmer and sunny, so definitely plan on any conditions.
Racers may notice some similarities between the TWO and the Colorado River 100 race. In fact, the finish for the TWO is exactly the same as the starting location for the CR100: Fisherman's Park in Bastrop TX, tying the two together.
SPONSORSHIP: The TWO is currently accepting applications for sponsors offering financial support. We're also accepting "in kind" sponsorship for those who want to donate products and/or services for participants in the race.