Wekiva River Run-Paddle Race (04.18.2015)

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Race Recap

Run and Paddle Races serve as a great introduction to the world of adventure racing.

A diverse group of 34 racers showed up at Katie’s Landing for a four-mile trail run through the Lower Wekiva Preserve and a three and a half mile paddle on the Wekiva River. Matt Ruppert (Team Trippies) held a five minute lead on the second place team when he started the canoe leg with his partner Jackie Matthews. That second place team was the experienced nephew-uncle duo of Giorgio and Francisco Torregrosa (Dos Boricuas). The Torregrosas steadily gained on the Trippies and shortly after the halfway buoy – caught and passed them to post the fastest time of the day (1:08:10). The youngest racer was Emerson Maschhoff (11) who completed the entire course with her father, Ryan, and finished second in the adult / child division. The oldest racer was Steve Evans (66) who came in second in the men’s solo division with a time of 1:18:29 (7th overall).

Special thanks to Stacey Roberts for handling registrations, time keeping and manning the FLX booth during the Discover Wekiva festival. Also – thanks to Ron Eaglin for vetting the run course and pulling the course markers afterwards.

I hope to see everyone in Mount Dora for the Paddle-Run-Paddle Race on Saturday, June 7th.

Results
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Run and Paddle Races are a great way to get in a good workout and see spectacular scenery.

In the Team division, one person runs approximately 3 miles on well marked trails. Their partner waits for them at the water, where they both paddle a canoe on a 3-mile course. Canoes, paddles and PFDs are all supplied.

In the Solo division racers complete both parts of the race. Solo racers must supply their own canoe or kayak.

This event is part of a three-race series sponsored by Travel Country Outdoors. Enter all three races to be eligible for hundreds of dollars in prizes.

For more information contact Rod Price at (407) 227-5606.

[Disciplines involved: Running, Paddling]

Date: April 18, 2015

Location:
Katies Landing (map)
Sanford, FL

Schedule:
Check In: 7:00AM
Race Start: 8:00AM

Division Team Race (Combined Ages) Kayak (Solo) Race
Men 30-79 / 80 and Over 15-39 / 40 and Over
Women 30-79 / 80 and Over 15-39 / 40 and Over
Co-ed 30-79 / 80 and Over
Adult/Child (8-14)

Please print and fill out the FLX Liability Waiver prior to arriving at check in. This will greatly speed up the check in process. One waiver per team member.

Registration:

Early Registration ends on: 04/10/2015

Click here to Register!

EARLY LATE
Solo $35 $40
Team $70 $80

Run-Paddle Leaderboard
Teams
# Division Reg ID Team Name Misc Total Time
1C-21902 Gringos
2M-2193Canyoneros - EA Sports II
3M-2139Dos Boricuas
4M-2221KD
5C-2191Legendary Awesomeness
6C-2206RTD
7M-2210Sheriff's Posse
8C-2209SneakySnakes
9M-2213Sun-Tek Skylights
10C-2217Trippies
11C-2214Year of the Zebra
Solos
# Division Reg ID Team Name Misc Total Time
1S-1153Average Joes
2S-1158Average Joes 2
3F-1196Betty
4S-1161Kern Krusaders
5S-1162Kern Krusaders 2
6S-1163Kern Krusaders 3
7M-1207No Team Name Entered
8F-1198Running DMC
9M-1199Running DMC 2
10M-1212Team Steve
11F-1204Tri-ing