HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina – Outside Hilton Head announces the return its ‘Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Race Series.’ The races will take place at Shelter Cove Marina on every Thursday in September (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) at 5:30PM, with registration opening at 4:45PM.
The Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Races are open to anyone, regardless of experience, and points are awarded for both participation and placement in a men’s and women’s division. Each race day men and women will be divided into random heats, with top times advancing to the division final. The series winners in each division will be announced following the final races on September 25th. The Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Race Series is free of charge. Donations for the Outside Foundation are encouraged for both racers and spectators. Whole Foods Market of Hilton Head will be providing treats for racers.
“The staff of Outside Hilton Head is very excited at the return of our paddleboard race series. These events are great for the whole family, with kids races and bonus rounds being run based on the turnout at each race day. You do not need to be a hardcore paddleboard racer to participate, or even win, with points being awarded for participation, placement and fun bonus events. Since it’s inception, The Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Race Series has grown considerably. We had a great turnout for our last series in May, and hope to keep the momentum going for this September series! With the focus of these event’s being good, old-fashioned fun, we hope to see lots of new faces and plenty of familiar ones. As always, the events are free. This year we are partnering with The Outside Foundation, and will be encouraging donations to this great organization!” said Jessie Renew, one of the race series’ organizers.
Outside Hilton Head's Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Race Series will be held each Thursday in September at Shelter Cove Marina.
Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Race Series Event Information
- September 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
- At The Outside Hilton Head Outpost at Shelter Cove Marina: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928
- Scored races open to anyone 13 and above, kid’s races often conducted. All experience levels welcome.
- Free of charge, suggest donation to The Outside Foundation
For more information, visit the event Facebook Page here or visit www.outsidehiltonhead.com. Or feel free to call 1-800-686-6996.
About Outside Hilton Head
Outside Hilton Head is a Low Country based outfitter established in 1979. The company has a national reputation as a leader in the paddlesports industry. Outside Hilton Head offers a comprehensive of nature based activities in addition to team & leadership development, destination management, and is a specialty outdoor retailer.
The Outside Foundation is a local non-profit dedicated to getting kids outside and protecting our local environment. The guiding values and principles of The Outside Foundation are consistent with those of its founding company, Outside Hilton Head: to provide outdoor experiences that will have a positive impact on people by creating awareness, expanding knowledge and developing a responsible understanding of nature and the environment. Ongoing projects of the Foundation include trash clean-ups by kayak, donation programs and the Kids in Kayaks program, which aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking.