Down River Dash SUP Race This Saturday

Marian   May 26, 2016   Comments Off on Down River Dash SUP Race This Saturday

What a weekend we have coming up! Not only is this weekend Memorial Day, but it’s also the Mountain Sports Festival which means it’s time for French Broad Outfitters’ Down River Dash Stand Up Paddleboarding Race!

The Down River Dash SUP Race takes place on the French Broad River, starting in Carrier Park. The race begins with a half mile attainment, followed by a 3 mile dash downstream!

supPreregistration is $15 ($20 day of) with portion of proceeds going to Mountain Sports Festival. Register by calling 828-505-7371. Sponsored by French Broad Outfitters and Bic.

Saturday, May 29, 2016
8:30am Check in, 10am Start!
Awards Ceremony at 2pm.
Classes: Unlimited class. 11’4 and over. Under 11’4
Also, a non competitive fun class for $15 early or late registration.

For those who don’t know, the Mountain Sports Festival was founded over 15 years mountain sports festivalago, created with the intention of bringing together the outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor gear creators, and outdoor adventure companies. The Mountain Sports Festival is a celebration of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains we call home and the lifestyle they cultivate of great outdoors, music, food, local business, and community.

Even if you don’t participate in the race, you should come by and hang out at the festival! We’ll have a tent there, along with tons of other outdoor outfitters, vendors, food trucks, and booze!

Can’t make it to the festival or the race? Come join us on the river this weekend for tubing, kayaking, or SUPing at your own pace. We still have a little room, so make your reservations soon! Trips are 10am to 3pm on the hour Friday through Monday!