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2014 Kinetics & Solstice Festival at Union Reservoir

New this year, the Solstice swim joins forces with Kinetics to bring a day full of creativity, ingenuity, science, art and friendly competition! The City of Longmont and proudly sponsor this fun, family-friendly event that provides unique entertainment in the form of zany, human-powered Kinetic Sculptures. This year the festivities will continue into the evening with the Solstice swim, bonfire and bands. Join us Saturday, June 21, at Union Reservoir (0461 WCR 26, Longmont, CO).

A variety of images from past Longmont Kinetic Sculpture Races

Solstice Swim Final 2014 Results

Saturday, June 21, 2014- Race Day Events*:

(*Times subject to change)

10 am: Gates Open : Union Reservoir gate event admission fee: $10 per car load, $2 per bike/walker
1 pm: Sculpture Parade
2 pm: Kids Recycled Raft Race
3 pm: Kinetics Race Start

6 pm: Solstice Swim with Bonfire and Bands

Kinetic Sculpture Race

To get info on the latest information leading up to the event click here.

2014 Sculpture Race Registration online or download registration form.

Team registration fee: $40 + $10 (x the number of team members)

Kids Recycled Raft Race

Avast young buccaneers ages 10 -15! Be some of the first sailors to race through Union Reservoir on a boat made only of ‘cardboard’ and duct tape! It’s not too late to construct a sea-worthy vessel made of found materials for this year’s Kinetics Recycled Raft Race for Kids. The race starts at 2 pm on Saturday, June 21, with festivities beforehand.

Team registration fee: $20 entry fee + gate admission
Download the 2014 Recycled Raft Race rule book.
2014 Recycled Raft Race Registration online or download Recycled Raft Race registration form.

Solstice Swim with Bonfire and Bands

Get tuned up for the Ironman in your future and even for Boulder Ironman right in our backyard! The Solstice swim offers a 1/2 mile family friendly swim, a 1.2 mile swim and a 2.4 mile swim for those needing a bit more of a challenge! This is a fun, laid back event with old fashioned stop watch timing, cool shirts, finisher mugs for all and a supportive, lifeguarded environment!
Registration fee: $15 - ½ mile swim, $20 - 1.2 mile swim, $25 - 2.4 mile swim

Register online.

Vendors & Merchants
There is still room in the vendor area for merchants. Longmont sales tax and use license required. For more information call 303-651-8405 or email.


Volunteers are still needed! Be part of one of Boulder County’s wackiest events. Sign up today!

For event information, please call 303-651-8406.


Updated 4/17/2014 by Web page author, S. Dabney (303) 774-4827