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Why would you want to enter this open water event at Little Grassy Lake in Makanda, IL?
Online entry available soon through Club Assistant.
 
The rectangular course will start from the Camp One beach of the Southern Illinois University Touch of Nature Environmental Center in the one of the largest wildlife refuges in the United States (the USFWS Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge).

Driving Directions to SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center
Map of Course 
Map of Start/Finish Area
GPS Coordinates for Course
 
Host Saluki Masters Swim Club has named this event the Eclipse Crossroads Open Water, in recognition of the nearby village of Makanda, Illinois, being the place to experience the longest duration of totality as the paths of both the 2017 and the upcoming 2024 solar eclipse cross at this location.
Commemorative T-shirt Design
 
Come enjoy beautiful southern Illinois, with accommodations to fit all preferences, including hotel rooms, rustic cabins, and campsites at Touch of Nature, Giant City State Park, or in nearby Carbondale, or Marion, IL. Click here for Lodging. The area is served by Amtrak rail and Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (Williamson County Regional Airport - MWA), with St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) only 100 miles away.


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Event information Paper entry, OEVT registration form

Webmeister: Mary Pohlmann 01/01/18