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 Park, 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.
Each March Sea Island Rotary hosts the awesome Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon Race at Hunting Island State Park, SC. Hurricane Matthew forced us to change the plans for 2017, but we are excited to announce that we will be back at Hunting Island for 2018. The race staging area and the paddle will be different than past events, but the run will be on the same awesome trails. The race will be similar to the past format and includes a 6 mile paddle followed by a 4 mile run through the Park. As usual, be prepared for a few surprises along the way that will add to the adventure. The Race begins at Russ Point Landing next to the Park Nature Center and the Fripp Island Bridge, where racers paddle kayaks or stand-up paddle boards (SUP) up into Fripp Inlet, circle around a buoy and then back to the landing. From there the racers transition into the run portion, running toward the Nature Center and the park trails that await. 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).
Special thanks to our Sponsors.
March 17, 2018 - Start Time 11:00AM
WHEN: March 17, 2018
WHERE: Hunting Island State Park Nature Center & Russ Point Landing
EVENT STARTS: 11:00 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