CCLA to make a splash with Paddleboard race June 3rdMay 23, 2023
Paddle the Point Race Coincides with Aquatic Safety Week and Will Raise Awareness of Aquatic Lifesaving and Training Initiatives
Charleston County Lifesaving Association will host its first annual paddleboard race, Paddle the Point on June 3, 2023 at 8:30AM. Paddlers will compete on a short 5k course or a longer 10k course starting at Folly Beach County Park. Prone paddling, SUP, and surf-ski kayaking divisions are included, and competitors are broken down into six age group categories.
Registration is open online until June 2, 2023 and tickets are $75 for either race. A waiver is required to race. Check-in begins at 7:15AM, followed by a mandatory safety meeting with the race beginning at 8:30AM. Buoys will be set out along the water marking the course. Paddle the Point is perfect for both beginners and advanced paddlers. This race is intended for all skill levels, and while this event is competitive in nature, the focus is on a fun, safe day on the water.
All proceeds of the event will go directly to Charleston County Lifesaving Association, whose mission is to promote and advance aquatic lifesaving in the greater Charleston, SC area through public education, lifeguard training initiatives, competition and community sponsored events. “We are excited to share aquatic safety education with our community and hold the first ever paddle race in Charleston,” says Anthony Tipton, Secretary of CCLA.
For more information about the event, to purchase tickets or become a sponsor: https://www.charlestonlifesaving.org/paddle
About the Charleston County Lifesaving Initiative
Charleston County Lifesaving Initiative is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that is dedicated to promoting and advancing aquatic lifesaving in the greater Charleston, SC area through public education, lifeguard training initiatives, competition, and community sponsored events.
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