Adventure Race at Lynches River Park
Keep Florence Beautiful and Lynches River County Park will sponsor an Adventure Race & Trail 5K on Sept. 18 at Lynches River County Park.
The cost is $40 for individuals, $70 for relay and tandem teams. To register and for additional information, visit www.florenceadventurerace. com.
The first stage of the race is a 5K trail run through Lynches River County Park. After crossing the checkpoint, racers will proceed to the boat staging area for a 5-mile paddle down Lynches River.
All paddlers are required, in accordance with SC state law, to wear a personal flotation device at all times throughout the paddle and they must have a whistle. If any racer is found on the water without their PFD, they will be disqualified from the race. Whistles will be included with each race packet.
In addition to individual competition, races for tandems and relay teams will also be held.
The Trail 5K race will start shortly after the adventure race and follows the same 5K course as the first stage of the adventure race.
If you do not have a kayak, kayak rentals will be available through Lynches River County Park and River Rats and must be reserved in advance. Kayak rentals include PFDs, paddles and whistles.
If a participant rents a kayak, it will be at the race start along with equipment and will be picked up from the take-out at the bridge.
Course marshals and emergency personnel will be staged throughout the trail run and multiple safety boats and agencies will be spread along the river water in case of an emergency.