Take the Lake Challenge

Mon August 23 - Mon September 6 Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 US


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.takethelake.org/.


How will you Take the Lake in 2021?  

Back by popular demand...the Take the Lake Challenge. 

In 2020, Covid caused us to make some modifications to our traditional Take the Lake event.  We heard such great feedback about the 2020 event that we decided to "Bring Back the Fun in 21"

What Is the Take the Lake Challenge? 

Take the Lake Challenge is a personal fitness challenge. Walk, Run, Hike, Paddle, Swim, Row, Dance, Take a Fitness Class..the sky is the limit..just get out and get moving! Log your miles each day and track your miles on our virtual map to see exactly where you are on the route whether it’s in the state park, Waccamaw Shores, or Canal Cove Rd, etc. We encourage everyone at every fitness level to participate. Gather your friends and family to "Take the Lake" Virtually from all over the world. If you have health issues, have never exercised before, or it’s been a long time since you participated in physical activities, we recommend you get medical clearance before you start a fitness program. 

What time of exercise miles can I log? 

Walk, run, hike, bike, swim, row, paddle OR use our exercise conversion chart to convert your movement minutes to miles.

How long is the Take the Lake Challenge? 

15 Days!  Why 15 days?  Because it is 15 miles around the lake.  Challenge yourself to move 1 mile a day and you will have made one loop around the day in 15 days.  Challenge yourself to move 2 miles a day and you will have made 2 loops around the lake in 15 days!  You get the idea...how far will you go in 15 days. 

How do I submit my miles? 

Check out the FAQ page for instructions on logging your miles, converting exercise minutes to miles and downloading your digital bib. 

What is included with my registration?

  • Daily exercise tracking platform
  • Progress tracking on a virtual map
  • Milestone Badges
  • Motivation and Encouragement along the way 
  • Daily steps to better health, better fitness, and a better you. 
  • Digital Bib
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • JAMA (John A. McNeill participation award) 

How much is the Take the Lake Registration fee? 

FREE!  Take the Lake is a completely FREE event.  You will have the option to purchase a T-shirt or make a donation during registration

Team Take the Lake.   We know family vacations and group gatherings may be canceled for the summer but with Team Take the Lake you still Take the Lake together from virtually anywhere.  Each person on your team will log miles individually but the miles will add together to for a team total.  We have three team options to select from:  Run/Walk Only, Bike Only,  A Little Bit of Everything Option.  

NEW FOR 2021

TIE DYE!  YES!  You heard us RIGHT!  This year's Tees are Tie Dye and So Much Fun!  Be sure to grab one during registration to support Take the Lake.   

  Tim and Edna Dowless of locally-owned TLD ScreenPrinting will supply t-shirts again this year. Thank you Tim and Edna! 



NEW for 2021 - TIE DYE TEES 

Available in Turquoise Unisex and Youth and Pastel Rainbow Ladies.  Shirts are first come, first serve so grab yours today!  

Would you like a Take the Lake t-shirt? Body Shapers at #28 South Whiteville Plaza in Whiteville https://www.bodyshapersgym.net/ is helping us out with selling our colorful 2021 TTL turquoise and rainbow tie-dye shirts at the gym while supplies last. Shirts are $20 each and payable by cash or check (made out to Take the Lake). All sizes are in stock, but quantities are limited and first-come, first-serve. Thank you for supporting Take the Lake! Have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend and good luck completing your personal fitness challenges.  



Pick up in Whiteville at Body Shapers.  We will send you an email when your shirt is available for pick up. 

Body Shapers
(Behind McDonald’s)
28 Whiteville Plaza
Whiteville, NC 

OR - Have your shirt mailed for an additional $6.95

You will be able to select how you get your shirt when you order your shirt.  





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