Rotary hosts Shrimp Race

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It only took Beaufort 297 years, but now we can say that we hold the title to the world’s largest shrimp race.  The Sea Island Rotary Shrimp Race is now in its third year and raises money for local and international charities.
The world’s largest shrimp race is being held on Saturday, October 1, at noon in the Beaufort River adjacent to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Shrimp can be adopted for $10 each. To be part of the world’s largest shrimp race, go to www.RotaryShrimpRace.com or visit any of the local adoption centers.
Only 5,000 rubber floating shrimp will be dropped into the Beaufort River on October 1.  Each uniquely numbered shrimp will float naturally with the tide toward the finish line. The first 10 shrimp to cross the finish line will receive cash prizes.
In addition, the top 10 finishing shrimp have a chance to win a $1,000,000 grand prize if their shrimp number correctly matches the randomly selected number by OddsOn Promotion, a third party insurance company, prior to the start of the race.
Race results will be announced at the conclusion of the race and online.