Arrrrrrr matey, the Pirates have sailed into Charlotte Harbor and they want you to join their scurvy crew at the Pirates Paddle & 5k!
This FIRST EVER 5k Run and 2 Mile Paddle Board Race in Charlotte Harbor featuring the scenic waterfront of Punta Gorda and proceeds go to help the Charlotte County Blue Fin School Swim Team.
Sign-up today or be forced to walk the plank!
*Special Kick-off Price if you register in person at the Foot Landing in the next two weeks (June 25th – July 10th)!
5K Run - $25 5k Run & 2 Mile SUP - $35 5k Run & 2 Mile SUP (including board rental) - $65
Good News, waters are clear and no blue algae has been found in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, FL!!!
Race Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Location: Behind the Four Points by Sheraton, next to the TT's Tiki Bar, 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Arrival Time: 6:00am - 7:00am (Please unload all your gear before finding parking)
Race Start Time: 7:30am
Athletes participating in the both the Run & SUP, will run first. At the finish of the race course, runners will continue through finish line, SUP athletes will be directed by a course volunteers to the paddle board pick-up area.
All racers are required to have PFD and leash on board or wear approved PFD (if age 13 and under) while racing in this event.
16 minute per mile pace for all athletes in the 5K. 30 minute per mile pace for all athletes in the 2 Mile Paddle Board. Runners unable to maintain the pace may be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish line. * Race Shirts will only be guaranteed to participant that registered by Sunday, August 21th, 2016.
Early Pick-Up Location: The Foot Landing, 117 Herald Ave, Unit 118, Punta Gorda, FL
Date & Time: Thursday, September 22th from 10:00am till 6:00pm and Friday, September 23th from 10:00 till 5:00pm
Race Day Packet Pick-Up: The Foot Landing Tent, behind the Four Points by Sheraton, 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Paddle Board Rentals: Boards, Lease & PFD will be available the morning of the race.
Timing will be provided by S2 Timing. The race(s) are chip timed with a gun start – there will be one finish line mat for all athletes. The start and finish area is located behind the Four Points by Sheraton. 5K Run & 2 Mile SUP participants will be provided with a multi-sport ankle chip similar to those worn in a triathlon. 5K Run participants will be provided a bib with chip attached. Make sure to wear your bib during the entire race.
Empty Parking Lot before the Four Points by Sheraton on North US 41, 89 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950