Countdown to the Adventure Race
The Adventure Race
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 where they will be assisted in getting their boats into the river for the second stage of the race.
A 5 mile paddle down Lynches River.
The racer must complete the 5k trail run and paddle 5 miles down the river.
the paddler must wait for their partner who is running to reach them and hand off timing bib before bringing their boat to the water.
Each paddler must finish the run portion of the race before bringing their boat to the water.
For those that don't want to run, we offer the option to paddle down the river while racers compete.
The fun float is not timed but includes a t-shirt.
At the end of the 5-mile paddle, there will be a timing boat on the right side of the river that will record the end time.
Take-out is on the river right just beyond the timing boat and before the bridge. Volunteers and staff will assist participants with getting their boats out of the river. Participants will then board a shuttle that will take them back to the park. A boat shuttle will shuttle boats to the designated pickup area at the park. All rented boats and equipment will be turned in at the landing.
The park, trails and landing are open during the event for spectators.
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.
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.
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.