Paddle, Pedal, Play 2012
Start: Saturday, June 9, 2012 @ 8:00 AM (CDT)
Wichita , KS 67203
Stand Up Paddleboard out and back on the Big Arkansas River, then bike ride along the bike path, and finally sprint to the finish through a short obstacle course!
The "transition area" for your bike and other equipment will open at 6am and the race will start at 8am, with a participant starting about every minute. Lifejackets, paddleboards, and paddles will be provided. There will be a limited number of bikes and helmets available for you to use, provided by the Bicycle X-Change, but please plan on providing your own. This is the kind of race that you can borrow your kid's bike and do fine - but a helmet MUST be worn or you will be disqualified. While most people who paddleboard do not fall in, occasionally this does happen - so be prepared to get wet. Do not take anything with you onto the water that you would mind losing! This includes sunglasses - use a cheap pair. This is meant to be a fun race, but you will be timed and there will be prizes for the winners in 5 year increment age categories from 14 and under (must be 13 to participate) to 60 and over. The single fastest participant over all will win a the grand prize - their own Stand Up Paddleboard, provided by Marine World. Don't know how to paddleboard? Free lessons will be provided during the week leading up to the race, right there in front of the Hyatt. And there are lots of opportunities to come out and rent a board from Flatwater Fitness & Fun - just call us 316-712-8795.
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