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Jen McKenna Paddle and Run 4.0

Sat September 7, 2024 Coeur D Alene, ID 83814 US Directions
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Paddle and Run - Individual Short Course

$65 $60 9:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT
150 spots left. Registration Opens April 1, 2024 at 12:00am PDT

Paddle and Run - Team Short Course

$120 $110 9:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT
75 spots left. Registration Opens April 1, 2024 at 9:00am PDT

Paddle and Run - Individual Long Course

$90 $80 9:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration Opens April 1, 2024 at 9:00am PDT

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Additional race information can be found at http://www.jenpaddlerun.com.

Description

Welcome to the 2024 edition of the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run 4.0. Join us for this great event experience. The Jen McKenna Paddle and Run will return to its location at Higgens Point. We are offering two race distances this year: the normal short course and the brand new long course. Short course: Athletes will begin just east of the Higgens Point boat launch and paddle around Higgens Point into Blue Creek Bay to the turn around and double back to the paddle exit. Paddle distance is approximately 1.6 miles. Then, runners head along the Centennial Trail to the turn around and double back before a short trail run and finish at the Higgens Point Park at the end of the Centennial Trail.  Run distance is approximately 4 miles.  This is an individual or 2-person team (1 paddler, 1 runner) event. Long Course: It will be a paddle-run-paddle-run event. Athletes paddle into Blue Creek Bay to the day use park on the east side, disembark and head out on the Blue Creek Trail system, doubling back to the day use park, paddle back to Higgens Point, and disembark to run the Centennial Trail to the turn around, and double back to the day use park at Higgens Point. Total distance will be approximately 10 miles.

Awards will be given for the top 3 men and women for short and long course and top team (short course only). Participants will also enjoy a post-race event of food and beverages.

Jen loved the outdoors, including running and kayaking. She had cystic fibrosis, but she did not let the disease define her or what she was able to do in life.  In February 2019, Jen and her family relocated to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to wait for a double lung transplant.  She received a set on May 23, but due to cystic fibrosis-related complications, Jen McKenna passed away on June 27, 2019, at the age of 41. Proceeds from the event benefit All Heart Infusion of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. 

Place

Higgens Point
Coeur D Alene, ID US 83814

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