2nd annual Mermaid Chase Paddling Race

Join us for our 2nd annual Mermaid Chase Paddling Race along our Bayport Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail!29357071_1709724222406724_8172248455528316928_n

Proceeds from the race are used for marine and coastal restoration projects in Hernando County.

Per participant request, we have made two changes this year: The race route has been extended to 3.5 miles and We are offering the option to rent your kayak and equipment at the race

Participants will be released by corrals to prevent overcrowding of trail and must finish the race within three hours of the start.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers for the following divisions: male (single occupant vessel), female (single occupant vessel), and team (double occupant vessel). T-shirts are limited to the first 50 registrants.

Packet pick-up will take place on Thursday (5/10/2018) from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at 16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, Florida 34604 (UF/IFAS Extension Office) and Saturday (5/12/2018) from 8:00 to 9:00 am at 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill, Florida (Race location).

Note: Limited to kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Single occupant male / female divisions limited to vessels containing one participant. Team divisions limited to no more than two vessel occupants. Participants who choose to provide their own equipment for the race must bring a life vest and whistle. All participants are required to sign a waiver for the event. A waiver must be signed by participant and/or guardian (if under 18 years of age) during packet pick-up.

Early Bird Single Occupancy Registration WITHOUT kayak rental: $35.00

Early Bird Single Occupancy Registration AND kayak rental: $45.00

Early Bird Double Occupancy* Registration WITHOUT kayak rental: $50.00

Early Bird Double Occupancy* Registration AND kayak rental: $60.00 Prices increase if register after 4/15/2018.

Online registration closes 5/9/2018. *Double occupancy ticket covers registration for both paddlers in the SAME double occupancy kayak. The event hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Florida Sea Grant, and Hernando County Government. For additional details, contact Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf: 352- 754-4433 or bhallscharf@ufl.edu

Participants will be released by corrals to prevent overcrowding of trail and must finish the race within three hours of the start.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers for the following divisions: male (single occupant vessel), female (single occupant vessel), and team (double occupant vessel). T-shirts are limited to the first 50 registrants.

Packet pick-up will take place on Thursday (5/10/2018) from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm at 16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, Florida 34604 (UF/IFAS Extension Office) and Saturday (5/12/2018) from 8:00 to 9:00 am at 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill, Florida (Race location).

Note: Limited to kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Single occupant male / female divisions limited to vessels containing one participant. Team divisions limited to no more than two vessel occupants. Participants who choose to provide their own equipment for the race must bring a life vest and whistle. All participants are required to sign a waiver for the event. A waiver must be signed by participant and/or guardian (if under 18 years of age) during packet pick-up.

Early Bird Single Occupancy Registration WITHOUT kayak rental: $35.00

Early Bird Single Occupancy Registration AND kayak rental: $45.00

Early Bird Double Occupancy* Registration WITHOUT kayak rental: $50.00

Early Bird Double Occupancy* Registration AND kayak rental: $60.00 Prices increase if register after 4/15/2018.

Online registration closes 5/9/2018. *Double occupancy ticket covers registration for both paddlers in the SAME double occupancy kayak. The event hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Florida Sea Grant, and Hernando County Government. For additional details, contact Florida Sea Grant Agent Brittany Hall-Scharf: 352- 754-4433 or bhallscharf@ufl.edu

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