PaddleFest benefits Friends of Hunting Island

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The 11th annual PaddleFest paddle sport race to benefit Friends of Hunting Island will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 2, at Hunting Island State Park. Race start will be at the Lagoon, Parking Lot J, in the park. All net proceeds will benefit Friends of Hunting Island (www.friendsofhuntingisland.org) which is dedicated to helping the park enhance the unique natural wonders and educational opportunities that exist on the island and is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization.

Paddlers from several states will race kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on a 3 mile or 6 mile course taking them into Fripp Inlet and past Russ Point and back in the 6 miler and just under the Pedestrian Bridge and back in the 3 miler. Awards will be given for both 3 mile and 6 mile overall winners and category winners.  A raffle will be held to give away prizes.

The race is a part of the Southeastern Paddle Sport Championship Series (www.sepseries.org) which includes races in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia all of which benefit nonprofit organizations.

For more information, contact Tim Lovett at timjlovett@gmail.com or at 843-379-4327 or 843-252-5924.

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