Paddleboard Kayak Race for The Cure Starts Now Foundation

The 3rd Annual Face Off at the Fort SUP Race will be held at the historical landmark, Fort Maurepas Park, located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on August 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM. The race is being hosted by Ocean Springs’ own paddleboard store, Paddles Up. The event will start at 9 am. and is rain or shine. 

Registration is $40, and if you haven’t already signed up, then you may do so from 7:30-8:30 AM. 

The race divisions are as follows:

1 Mile Rec (men, women)
3 Mile (Men’s Surfstyle, Women’s Surfstyle, Men’s 12’6″, Women’s 12’6″)
6 mile (men’s surfstlye, women’s surfstyle, men’s 12’6″, women’s 12’6″, men’s 14′, women’s 14′)

All of the proceeds from the race will benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation. The Cure Starts Now Foundation fights for the cure for children with DIPG, brainstem glioma and cancer survivors everywhere. This year’s race will be dedicated to Sophia Myers, recently diagnosed with DIPG. 

There will also be raffles and giveaways, including gift certificates from local shops and businesses, a fishing trip with American Spirit and a three day getaway to Destin, Florida.

For more information about the race, please contact Paddles Up at (228)-334-5574. 

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Written by Chelsea Gee

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