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First annual Sprint & Splash at Lake St. Clair | June 9 -----

Jun 04 2012 09:03 PM | Capt'n Mike  in News

The first annual Sprint & Splash at Lake St. Clair will be held on June 9th, 2012 at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, MI. The event will begin with a Duathlon, a race that will combine two sports: running (5 kilometers) and kayaking (5 kilometers). Shortly after the start of the Duathlon will be a 5K Fun Run and Walk. Following the completion of both events there will be a WPA Sanctioned Stand Up Paddleboarding competition.

The purpose of this unique event is to promote and celebrate Lake St. Clair. It will kick-off a weekend of events that will "Celebrate the Lake" including DNR Free Fishing Weekend, National Marina Day, and River Day. Lake St. Clair is truly the "heart" of the Great Lakes; it is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in North America and also one of the busiest recreational waterways in the mid-west. By participating in this event you are supporting organizations that are working to improve the regional economy by increasing tourism to Lake St. Clair and its coastal communities while also striving to protect and restore Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River, and the surrounding natural areas

The primary benefactor of the event will be the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative, a public/private, non-profit association created to increase awareness, protect, and develop the rich and diverse assets on and around this fresh water community. A goal of the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative is to educate and connect new and existing visitors about the many experiences offered by Lake St. Clair and the surrounding business and communities. This initiative is helping to foster economic development around the entire lake and to promote a long term vision and plan for the continued sustainable development of Lake St. Clair and its assets.

Two other non-profit organizations will also benefit from this event: The Clinton River Watershed Council and Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy. Both organizations focus on conserving, sustaining, and protecting the region's natural resources. The Clinton River Watershed Council has a mission to "protect, enhance, and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair", and the goal of the Conservancy is "to conserve, sustain and connect natural areas, lands and waters that make the places we live special".

Details
When:
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Duathlon begins 8:00 a.m. 5K Fun Run & Walk will start shortly after.
Lake St. Clair Metropark opens at 6:00 a.m. for kayak drop-off, packet pick-up, and anyone needing to register for the Fun Run & Walk.
Where:
Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metropolitan Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045
Events:
Duathlon: 5K Run and 5K Kayak. This race will be available to do as an individual or as a relay team.
5K Fun Run & Walk
Stand Up Paddleboarding Competition: Please select the Stand Up Paddleboarding Competition tab for information on this event.

Fees:
Duathlon Individual: $34.00 (Early Registration) $39.00 (April 1 June 7, 2012) No Race Day Registration.
Duathlon Relay: $49.00 (Early Registration) $59.00 (April 1-June 7, 2012) No Race Day Registration.
5K Fun Run & Walk: $25.00 (Early Registration) $30.00 (April 1 June 7, 2012) $35.00 on race day.
Military Discount: We will be offering a $5.00 discount for all active or reserved military personnel. During packet pick-up please bring identification and proof of military service.

For all of the details, go to http://www.sprintandsplash.com/

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