We have added a "Run what you brung" division in both the races. This can include surfskis, outrigger canoes, unlimited paddleboards, kayaks, etc. If you can paddle it, you can race it. THESE ARE NOT CASH OR PODIUM CRAFT, HOWEVER. Every participant will be called up to be recognized and will receive a prize, but there will not be a ranked podium for "Run what you brung" because all craft in that race are so different. The "Run what you brung" race is not separated by gender.
The Long Course must have at least 3 entrants to be eligible for cash purse. NO CASH PRIZE for "Run What You Brung" race or 14 & Under devision in the long course. These divisions will receive prizes from sponsors.
KID'S Division: 14 & UNDER
There will be a podium for both 14 & under divisions (male & female) in both races (short and long) regardless of the number of participants in each division.
Children registered in 14 & Under divisions in long and short races will NOT be counted as part of adult divisions. For example, if a 12 year old male wins the long race but is registered as a child, he will be awarded in the 14 & under division. If children would like to be counted in adult divisions they must register as adults and compete as adults prior to the race. There will be no switching of divisions after the race.
There are no age groups other than 14 & under.
ALL racers will be recognized and receive a prize from race sponsors, regardless of craft paddled or number of entrants in division. There will be a ranked podium for all divisions, regardless of number of participants EXCEPT for "Run What You Brung."
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
Please email us at ColdStroke@coastalurge.com and we'll help you select the correct division!
The course will begin and end at the Blockade-Runner Beach Resort for both divisions. All paddling for the race will be on the Intracoastal Waterway. Racers will have on the water assistance from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and SeaTow.
Packet pickup and onsite registration is at Coastal Urge Wilmington from 1pm-4pm on Friday, January 19. (Mayfaire Town Center 6866 Main St., Wilmington, NC 28405) OR at the pre-party at Wrightsville Beach Brewery 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC from 5pm-8pm.
Late registration and packet pickup is at the Blockade Runner in the lobby from 8am-9am on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
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