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Need a kayak for the race? We've made arrangements with The Kayak Farm for participants to rent ruddered touring kayaks. They will deliver and pick-up the kayak for you at the Sands, but will have a limited supply. You are strongly encouraged to reserve your kayak in advance by calling them directly at 843-838-2008 or visit www.thekayakfarm.com for more details.
March 11, 2017 - Start Time 10:00AM
Each March Sea Island Rotary hosts the awesome Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon Race at Hunting Island State Park, SC; however, Hurricane Matthew has forced us to change the plans for 2017. The hurricane caused significant damage to the Park and it is closed indefinitely. Never willing to shy from an adventure, Sea Island Rotary decided to continue the tradition of holding the race in March, but this time in a different location. The 2017 edition of the race will be held in the Town of Port Royal and the Sands Beach. This is a beautiful,wide open space in the center of historic Port Royal. The race race will be similar to the past format and includes a 6 mile paddle followed by a 3.6 mile run through the Town. What is the adventure part? Normally the trail conditions in the Park provide the challenge, so this year, we have some surprises in store along the running course for a little extra fun.
The Race begins at the Sands Beach where racers paddle kayaks or stand-up paddle boards (SUP) up into Battery Creek, circle around a buoy and then back to the Sands. From there the racers transition into the run portion, traversing through a variety of terrain including the beach, public streets, a boardwalk section through the wonderous Cypress Wetlands, and along a boardwalk through the marshes of Battery Creek. Athletes can complete the course in Teams, where one paddles and the other runs – which we call a Relay Team. Athletes also have the option to race as a team in a tandem kayak and then run the course together (they must finish together) We call this a Tandem Team.
This race has grown substantially over the past 10 years into one of the Southeasts premiere Adventure Kayak/Run Biathlons. Athletes travel from other countries just to participate in this local favorite event. We average about 180 athletes who compete in a variety of award categories for great prizes. After the race we meet for our Official Post Race Party where we enjoy beer and chili, and fellowship (or bragging as some like to call it).
WHEN: March 11, 2017
WHERE: The Sand Beach - Town of Port Royal
EVENT STARTS: 10:00 a.m.
HOW (Online registration available at http://goraceproductions.com/hunting-island-adventure-biathlon-registration-page/)
COST: $45 Solo & $80 Teams
RACE HQ: Higher Ground Outfitter