3rd Annual South Walton RUN/SUP Series to Benefit Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
Seagrove, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – RUN/SUP recently announced they will host the 3rd Annual South Walton RUN/SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Series event on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Grayton Beach State Park from 7:45 am until 1 pm; with the After Party and Awards Ceremony occurring at The Craft Bar 30A immediately following. Registrant Packet Pick up will take place at The Craft Bar 30A in Grayton Beach on Friday, September 23, from 5 pm – 7 pm and the RUN/SUP Seagrove Store that same day from 10 am – 3 pm.
The 3rd Annual South Walton RUN/SUP Series will once again take you on a 2 mile circuit through the beautiful Grayton Beach State Park in Walton County, Florida before slicing across Western Lake, a rare Coastal Dune Lake, on a SUP Board for an additional 2 mile leg. With 3 total races and a world-renowned venue, the 2017 South Walton RUN/SUP Series will continue to set a standard in the local and regional athletic communities for the future. This year’s event will include a Competitive Division with cash prize, a Recreational Race and new addition, Relay Race, which will consist of teams of two, with one racer completing the run portion and the other completing the paddle portion of the race.
This year the 3rd Annual South Walton RUN/SUP Series will also team up with the Destin Chamber’s 6th Annual Paddle at the Porch, by awarding, both the male and female winners in the 12’6 Elite Division, complimentary entries into the Competitive Division at the RUN/SUP race.
With RUN/SUP once again sponsoring and hosting the event, they will offer a limited amount of their RUN/SUP boards for rental on the day of the event. Should a participant need one, please call RUN/SUP Seagrove at 850-231-0469.
Boards up to 12’6 are allowed in the competitive division. Recreational & Relay divisions should have 12′ and under boards.
Participants in the first race can arrive as early as 7:00 am with the races beginning promptly at 7:45 am. The event schedule will go as follows:
Race 1: Competitive Division at 7:45 a.m. (Cash prize will be awarded in this category.) $75 entry fee
Race 2: Recreation Division at 9:00 a.m. $60 entry fee
Race 3: Relay Division at 10:15 a.m. $30 entry fee (each participant) Must have partner to enter.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards.
Day of event parking is available at Grayton State Park. Overflow parking will be available at The Craft Bar 30A for those renting boards or for those that are strictly there to observe the race and cheer family and friends to the finish line. Parking instructions will be noted in all racer packets.
This year’s benefiting organization is the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), who is responsible for sustaining healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration, and research. For 20 years, CBA has promoted water stewardship within the Choctawhatchee watershed, growing the network of supporters who join in CBA’s mission to provide a future for these precious, natural resources.
“Here at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, we are committed to education, monitoring, and restoration efforts on our rare coastal dune lakes. So, this fun event that showcases Western Lake and encourages folks to get out and enjoy the beautiful dune lake ecosystem is a perfect fit for our organization. It is a privilege to be this year’s beneficiary for the 3rd Annual South Walton RUN/SUP Series,” says Alison McDowell, Director, CBA.