2018 RUN/SUP Summer Race Series
A Fun Competition Benefiting A Great Cause
The Western Lake Boathouse in 30A’s Watercolor Resort is busy Friday mornings. People of all types participate in this fun and competitive event. RUN/SUP is raffling off a beautiful now YOLO board and donating all raffle proceeds to the Florida Special Olympics of Walton County.
The RUN/SUP Summer Race Series is a one-mile trail run followed by a one-mile stand-up paddleboard (SUP) competition. The race starts from the BoatHouse Paddle Club, RUN/SUP’s flagship location in WaterColor, Florida.
The participants will transition from a trail run to a stand-up paddleboard onto Western Lake. Western Lake is a coastal dune lake known for flat water paddling conditions. This series will have a standing leaderboard throughout the series and there will be a male and a female winner announced at the conclusion of the race series. Ages 12 and up. To find out more or to register for an upcoming race click here
RUN/SUP men’s and women’s winners are awarded medals after each race and accrue points toward the race series championship
WHAT IS RUN/SUP?
(from the RUN/SUP website)
The RUN/SUP® lifestyle was started by runners and stand-up paddlers (SUP) looking for a new and exciting way to cross train. Combining two of the most popular recreational fitness activities in one workout, RUN/SUP offers an interval-style workout that is beginner friendly and benefits all fitness enthusiasts. Aside from a variety of regularly scheduled fitness programming, RUN/SUP offers race events, fitness retreats, as well as its own line of inflatable stand-up paddle boards for the beginner to intermediate paddler looking to take their workout to a new and exciting place.
RUN/SUP founder, Tom Losee, started RUN/SUP® as a way to combine what he found were two great ways to stay fit outdoors. A lifelong runner who has run wherever his journeys have taken him is also a pioneer from the early days of stand-up paddling (SUP). As a busy entrepreneur and father he was always torn between “taking a run” or “going for a “paddle”, Losee soon decided it was time to combine both efforts in an efficient mutually beneficial activity that has ultimately made him both a better runner and paddler.
Using the backdrop of Western Lake at the scenic WaterColor Inn and Resort for company “R&D”, Losee has been able to fine tune RUN/SUP and all its activities to a captivate audiences ranging from ages 7 to 70. As Losee continues to develop this burgeoning fitness-lifestyle brand, he looks forward to expanding R/S to markets where many of his fitness class participants come from.
A GREAT CAUSE
RUN/SUP is donating all profits from this race series Yolo board raffle to the Special Olympics Florida, Walton County. If you are able to attend one of these events you will see a red popup with Special Olympics personnel available to provide information about this wonderful organization. Walton County currently works with 67 athletes participating in 12 sports year-round. The organization has a great group of people who manage and support its operations and are always looking for people who can volunteer or donate to their efforts.
There are so many ways you can support this wonderful organization. From a few hours just bringing your smile and desire to help at a local event to coaching, managing a team, public relations, fundraising or joining one of the organization’s communities, councils or boards. Find out more
SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF FLORIDA
The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.
Special Olympics Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
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