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Paddle the Park

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Celebrating the beaches and waters of Virgin Islands National Park, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park hosts Paddle the Park, a standup paddleboard race on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Check-in for registered racers is at 7:30am at Maho Bay beach, pre-race meeting at 8:30am, and the race starts at 9:00am.

Paddle the Park SUP race has 3 courses: a Short course (from Maho Beach to the NPS floating fee station and back - about 1 mile), an Open Course (from Maho Beach to Whistling Cay and back – about 3 miles), and an Elite Course (from Maho Beach to Whistling Cay, then to and around Cinnamon Cay, back behind Whistling Cay and back to Maho – about 5.5 miles).

Kids 12 years and younger can enter a special category in the Short Course.

Register before this Saturday (Adults $60, Youth $30) by phoning (340)779-4940, or 9am-2pm this Saturday at the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction ($85 Adult, Youth $40). There will be no registration on race day. Registration fee includes:

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    • Event entry
    • Race jersey (a water-friendly rash guard that must be worn during the race)
    • Event “goodie bag”
    • Lunch at awards ceremony

 Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers in each race and in the special category for kids 12 and younger in the Short Course. Lunch at the awards ceremony will be available to competitors, volunteers, and those who have purchased a lunch voucher in advance. Additional lunch vouchers may also be purchased online.

Arrangements to rent stand-up paddle boards can be made through the event's sponsors: Arawak Expeditions and Virgin Islands EcoTours


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