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Hunting Island Paddle Battle Virtual Challenge 2020

Hunting Island Paddle Battle Virtual Challenge 2020

Period: Nov 21 - Nov 21, 2020
Location: Hunting Island, United States

The Hunting Island Paddle Battle is a 5K virtual competition this year. Its purpose is to encourage paddlers to not only stay active but to raise money for the Beaufort Water Search and Rescue team.

The Paddlefest usually starts and finishes at Russ Point Landing in the south end of Hunting Island State Park. This year, however, we have cancelled physical racing because of coronavirus dangers. Our local ER physician, an avid racing paddler, has advised against running an in-person group competition in this unprecedented time. In place of on-site racing, we are hoping to encourage paddlers of all abilities to participate in a virtual competition and take on a 5 kilometer paddle challenge to not only stay active, but to raise money for the important work of the  Beaufort Water Search and Rescue. We hope that the new format keeps everyone safe and comfortable, and allows more people to participate.

The event takes place on the 21st of November. For more details, please follow this link.