A Beautiful Day for an Adventure Biathlon

Kayak and Foot Race a Success for Sea Island Rotary

A total of 52 Awards were given in several categories. For a complete list of race results and more photos, please visit the Sports Page.

Kayakers paddled almost 6 miles on Hunting Island for the Sea Island Rotary Adventure Rotary on Saturday, March 12.

Last Saturday, over 150 participants took part in Sea Island Rotary’s Adventure Biathlon, a kayak and foot race at Hunting Island State Park on a day seemingly meant for an outside contest. Paddlers and runners couldn’t have asked for better weather with temperatures climbing to the mid-seventies on a beautiful, sunny afternoon.

 

Charles Tumlin and Jered Kraszewski drag their kayak onto the beach and get ready for the running leg of the race.

Paddlers of kayaks and one brave paddleboarder started and finished at the base of the Lagoon, located at the south end of the barrier island. Participants in solo, relay and tandem divisions paddled almost 6 miles. Upon beaching their boats back at the base of the lagoon, the running leg began; and race enthusiasts ran approximately 4.5 miles through the pristine maritime forest.

 

Chip timing was used, which allowed Sea Island Rotary to provide split times for paddle and run, as well as compute results accurately and fast for each division. Setup Events organized the successful biathlon.

 

Jeff Myers finishes 11th in the Men’s Solo and Kayak Run Division.

Chuck Hiers from Springfield, SC won the Male Solo Division with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes and 55 seconds, with Beaufortonian Pete Greene following closely behind by only 2 seconds.

 

Kim Gundler from Beaufort won the Female Solo division with a time of 1 hour, 42 minutes and 23 seconds.

A total of 52 Awards were given in several categories. For a complete list of race results and more photos, please visit the Sports Page.

All net proceeds from the Adventure Biathlon will be awarded to charities supported by Sea Island Rotary.

 

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