The 50th annual Texas Water will begins Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. at San Marcos, Aquarena Center Spring Lake and will end 260 miles later on Wednesday, June 13, at the flagpole on Seadrift’s bayfront.
The 141 boats entered have a deadline of 100 hours to reach the finish line. Last year’s winning time was 39:51:00.
Billed as the “World’s Toughest Boat Race”, the primary requirement is a boat powered only by human muscle. Racers must take all food and equipment needed with them, receiving only water and ice along the way.
The first official race was held in 1963, and is run annually on the second Saturday of June.