VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The exciting worlds of adventure racing and standup paddle boarding are set to collide at Little Island Park on Saturday, September 26 as the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation (VBPRF) proudly hosts the Sandbridge Paddle Fest & Expedition presented by Surf & Adventure Co. Participation is limited, so register online now to reserve your spot!
Race options for participants include:
- Sandbridge Paddle Fest – Includes a 2-mile standup paddle board course and 2-mile beach run with obstacles. Cost is $45 (limited to 200 participants); $65 after September 1.
- Surf and Adventure Expedition – Includes a 2-mile standup paddle board course, 2-mile beach run, and expedition bike ride through Back Bay National
- Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. - Cost is $65 (limited to 80 participants); $85 after September 1.
- Kid’s Expedition – Includes a short fun-run on the beach with obstacles for kids under 12 years of age. Cost is $10 (onsite registration only).
Each participant will receive a limited edition hat. Attendees will also be able to visit a variety of community vendors, local businesses, and view demonstrations for kayaking, surfing, and standup paddle boarding, as well as yoga sessions, and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available! Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event. For information, please visit SurfAndAdventureRace.com or email [email protected]
About Sandbridge Paddle Fest
The inaugural Sandbridge Paddle Fest was held in 2013 with a very strong community and competitor response. Adventure races have exploded with popularity over recent years, and there’s no better natural setup than the south end of Sandbridge Beach! This treasured scenic area offers up the perfect backdrop for competitors along its broad, sandy beaches, as well as ample parking and exposition space.
The spirit of the Sandbridge Paddle Fest & Expedition arises from a passion for the outdoors and a commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles as well as environmental stewardship and appreciation for our area’s rich history. False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. As the former home of Native Americans, the historic Wash Woods community and a Coast Guard lifesaving station, False Cape honors the hardy souls who made a living from the sea. In order to truly experience the nature and history of this unique and primitive setting, participants in the Surf & Adventure Expedition will stop at designated checkpoints throughout the park before returning to Little Island Park.
The Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation (VBPRF) is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of making a great community better. VBPRF exists to support Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation by raising funds, accepting gifts, and providing additional resources to assist in enhancing existing parks and recreation programs, services, facilities, and technology. Working together, we promote healthy lifestyles and protect our coastal environment to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – are able to access and enjoy all that parks and recreation has to offer.