Take the Lake 2020

Sun August 23 - Mon September 7 Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 US
Race Website

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

Lake Waccamaw
Lake Waccamaw, NC US 28450

How will you Take the Lake in 2020?  

The heart of Take the Lake is promoting health and wellness in our community.   Although this year's event is going to look a little different we are not going to let Covid 19 stop us from achieving our goals.  

2020 TTL will be a 15-day virtual event ending on Labor Day Monday…Participants will have two weeks and Labor Day Monday to complete as many of the personal fitness challenges as they choose. All events are FREE.  Choose to Walk, Run, Hike, Bike, Swim, or Paddle.  Set your own goal!  How far can you travel this summer  1/2 the Lake 7.5 miles, 1 loop around the lake 15 miles, 2 loops around the lake 30 miles, the sky is the limit! 

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, etc..  Gather your friends and family to "Take the Lake" Virtually from all over the world.  

New for 2020 we are introducing 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.  

TTL will set-up a Facebook Group for registered participants to share goals, training milestones, post photos, etc. We hope this Facebook community keeps us connected and helps us get to know each other better. 

We will sell awesome TTL t-shirts online during the registration process. Packets designated for mail will go out on Monday, August 17. Drive-by packet pick-up will be in the Body Shapers parking lot in Whiteville Tuesday, August 18 TBD and at Elizabeth Brinkley Park in Lake Waccamaw on Wednesday, August 19 TBD.   Drive-by packet pick-up allows participants to put their name and bib number on a sheet of paper in their car window and drive through the pick-up point to receive their packet. Specific pick-up details in Whiteville and Lake Waccamaw to follow. 

Online t-shirt sales help cover the cost for 2020 Take the Lake, and we appreciate your support with a purchase. We will use the same t-shirt brand and blend as the popular 2019 t-shirts. The women's v-neck shirt runs small, and we suggest you order one size larger than you would normally wear for a slim fit and two sizes up for a loose fit.  Ex. If you wear a Small in a traditional t-shirt you would want to order a Medium Ladies shirt or Large Ladies shirt to allow for shrinking and your preferred fit.  Tim and Edna Dowless of locally-owned TLD ScreenPrinting will supply t-shirts again this year. Thank you Tim and Edna! 

Our traditional Take the Lake event would not be possible the past 10 years without the loyal support of our sponsors, community volunteers, civic groups, Town of LW, Lake Waccamaw State Park, Columbus County Parks & Rec, Boys & Girls Homes, and the incredibly dedicated  LWPD, LWFD, LW-EMS and Whiteville EMS. The impact of COVID on these businesses, organizations and families is profound, and the virtual event will give everyone a break this year so they can focus on recovery. It is our hope we can return to our traditional event format in 2021. 

Everyone who registers for 2020 TTL will receive a Special Edition JAMA (John A. McNeill participation award) this year.  We hope JAMA collectors will enjoy this one-and-only Special Edition chip.

Take the Lake looks different this year, but we hope it is different in a good way and you will join us on this virtual adventure with the resilience and fortitude of each person since 2010 who has ever worked for and accomplished their personal TTL fitness goal. 

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We will be giving awards in the follow categories:  

*Farthest Away

*Longest Distance Overall
*Longest Distance in each category *Please note - the winner of the overall longest distance will not be eligible to also win category awards.  

*Longest Distance by a group/team
*Best Team/Group Name 

*Special Awards - Join our Facebook group for updates on our special awards.


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