WHEN: March 26, 2016
WHERE: Hunting Island State Park
EVENT STARTS: 11:00 a.m.
COST: $45 Solo & $80 Teams
RACE HQ: Higher Ground Outfitter
March 26, 2016 - Start Time 11:00AM
Special Thanks to all our sponsors:
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 Hunting Island State 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. The race includes a 6 mile paddle followed by a 4.5 mile trail run. What is the adventure part? Every year the lagoon and trail conditions in the Park are a little different, and we sometimes throw in a few other surprises for a little extra fun.
The Race begins in the park’s lagoon where racers paddle kayaks or stand-up paddle boards (SUP) out of the lagoons and into Fripp Inlet, circle around the Fripp Island Bridge and then back to the lagoon. From there the racers transition into a 4.5 mile trail run through the natural maritime forest of Hunting Island. Some athletes complete the course in Teams, where one paddles and the other runs – which we call a Relay Team. Some racers paddle as a team in a tandem kayak and then run the trails 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).