Race Date: TBD Summerville, SC US 29483
presented by Jay Byars and the Equity Prime Mortgage Team
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Additional race information can be found at https://www.dorchesterparkfriends.org/.

Place
Future Ashley River Park Site
200 Renken Rd
Summerville, SC US 29483
Description

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE ASHLEY RIVER ADVENTURE RACE           

PRE RACE & FAMILY FUN FLOAT INFORMATION IS BELOW

Congratulations on being a part of the first ever Ashley River Adventure Race! We just wanted to remind you of some things before the race.
Race is rain or shine unless thunder/lightning/flooding/severe weather is forecasted.
On Friday, March 1st from 11:00am-6:00 we will have packet pick up and a preview of the 5k trail run course through the future Ashley River County Park at 200 Renken Rd, Summerville. This is also the location of the Howard Bridgman River Access and race start.
Saturday, March 2nd - Race Day – Boat and equipment drop off, packet pick up, chip pick up and check in will begin at 6:30am. After drop-off and check in, all those utilizing the shuttle should proceed down Hwy 61 to the Inn at Middleton Place (not the plantation) located at 4290 Ashley River Rd, a 12-minute drive from the race start. Please follow the signs and look for event parking staff upon arrival. After parking, racers should proceed to the shuttle pickup area to return to the race start, taking one of the Summerville YMCA buses. Do not get in the Edisto River Adventures van as it will take you to the wrong location. Race starts promptly at 9:30am, so please give yourself plenty of time. Packet pick up will stop at 9:00am, 30 minutes before race start. Coastal Coffee Roasters will provide a coffee bar at the start. Last shuttle leaves the Inn at Middleton Place at 8:45am. Please plan accordingly.
All runners will gather just inside the chain link gate/fence before the start for pre-race instructions. Race starts promptly at 9:30am. The start will be a mass start, so please attempt to arrange yourself based on your ability level (slower runners near back; faster runners near front). The 5k will consist of two laps around the course.
Kayak Rentals – If you rented a kayak, Edisto River Adventures will be at the race start with your kayak and equipment and will pick it up from you at the take-out at the Inn at Middleton.
6:30am - 9:00am Packet & chip pick up, Check In – 200 Renken Rd
8:45am - Last shuttle leaves the Inn at Middleton Place – 4290 Ashley River Rd
9:15am - Race Info and Announcements, Runners Line Up
9:30am - Race starts 
11:30am – Racers & guests start arriving at post party at Inn at Middleton Place
11:30am-3:00pm - Post party – 4290 Ashley River Rd
Parking is very limited at the race start and we encourage all racers to use the shuttle, car pool or get dropped off if possible. Shuttle service will not be available after the race or post party.
All paddlers are required, in accordance with SC State Law, to wear a personal floatation device at all times throughout the paddle. If any racer is found on the water without their PFD, they will be disqualified from the race.
Packets contain:
Whistles – Should be attached to each racer’s PFD for emergencies or to warn other boaters you are in the vicinity.  This is also in accordance with SC State Law.
Wristbands – Each racer must wear their wrist band for the race and to the post party at the Inn at Middleton Place.
Bibs – Each racer must secure their bib to the front of their shirt
Boat Stickers – Stickers, that coincide with bib numbers, must be placed on the front starboard (right) side of the boat. Chips will not be used to record your final time, only your split between the run and paddle.  If your number is not visible, we cannot record your time. 
Race T-shirts, give away items and sponsor information – If there is a discrepancy with your t-shirt, please do not return it to the check in table. We will handle returns after the race. If you registered after February 21st, you may receive your shirt at a later date.
Chips – Chips can be picked up Saturday morning and must be turned in immediately following the paddle. The cost of chips ($45) not returned will be the responsibility of the racer.
Relays – If you are part of a relay team, the paddler must wait for their partner who is running to reach them and hand off their chip before bringing their boat to the water.
Safety – There will be course marshals and emergency personnel for the trail run. There will also be multiple safety boats and agencies spread along the water in case of an emergency.
There will be a Re-Enactment Program at Colonial Dorchester State Park at mile 3 of the river course. Do not be alarmed if you hear cannons as you paddle by!
Race Updates – If you would like text updates about the race, please turn this feature on in your racer profile.
Upon completion of the 5K trail run, racers will proceed to the boat staging area where Summerville High School Navy JROTC cadets will assist racers with getting their boats down to the river access.
The Ashley River is a tidal river. To avoid paddling against the tide the last few miles of your trip (and to get the most out of your party experience!), make sure to arrive at Middleton before 1PM.
At the end of the 8.5-mile paddle, there will be 2 buoys located on river right in front of the Inn at Middleton Place that paddlers must pass between. There will also be a volunteer boat directing racers toward the buoys.  Please call out your bib number (as a backup to the numbered sticker on your boat) to the timer as you pass by. Take-out is on river right just beyond the buoys. Staff from Crunch Fitness will help carry your boat to our trailer, which will shuttle boats to the racer parking area for your convenience. After loading your boat and equipment at your vehicle, proceed back to the courtyard at the Inn to enjoy the party festivities!
The post party at the Inn at Middleton Place is included in your race registration. Please plan on joining us for some BBQ, beer/wine, entertainment, lawn games and the awards ceremony. Seating is limited so you may want to bring a chair or blanket. Admission to Middleton Plantation is not included in your fee, but can be purchased separately should you wish to tour the grounds. 

 

FAMILY FUN FLOAT INFO 

Congratulations on being a part of the first ever Ashley River Adventure Race Family Fun Float! We would like to remind you of some details before the float.
Float is rain or shine unless thunder/lightning/flooding/severe weather is forecasted.  
On Friday, March 1st from 11:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M. we will offer early packet pick up at the future Ashley River County Park at 200 Renken Rd, which is also the home of the Howard Bridgman River Access.
Saturday, March 2nd – Family Float Day – Drop boat and equipment off at Jessens Boat Landing at 4820 Ladson Rd (end of Ladson Rd. behind Hardee’s). Staff will be on hand to watch boats, equipment, and distribute floater packets. After drop off and check in, all those utilizing the shuttle should proceed around to Hwy 61, via Dorchester and Bacons Bridge Roads to the Inn at Middleton Place (not the plantation) located at 4290 Ashley River Rd, a 20 minute drive from Jessen Landing. Please follow the signs and look for event parking staff. After parking, racers should proceed to the shuttle pickup area to return to the float start, taking the Edisto River Adventures Van which will leave promptly at 8:45am. Do not take the YMCA busses as they will take you to the wrong location. Float starts at 9:30am, so please give yourself plenty of time. The Ashley River is a tidal river. To avoid paddling against the tide the last few miles of your trip (and to get the most out of your party experience!), make sure to arrive at Middleton before 1PM.
Kayak Rentals – If you rented a kayak, Edisto River Adventures will be at the float start with your kayak and equipment.
7:30am – 8:00am Arrive at Herbert H. Jessen Boat Landing to drop off boat and equipment. Head to the Inn at Middleton Place to park and catch the shuttle.
8:45am Edisto River Adventures Shuttle Departs from the Inn at Middleton Place.
9:30am Float departs from Jessen Boat Landing.
11:30am-3:00pm - Post party – The Inn at Middleton Place 4290 Ashley River Rd.

All paddlers are required, in accordance with SC State Law, to wear a personal floatation device throughout the paddle.
Packets contain:
Whistles – Should be attached to PFDs for emergencies and/or to warn other boaters you are in the vicinity. Whistles are also required by SC State Law.
Wristbands – Each participant must wear their wrist band for the float and to the post party at the Inn at Middleton Place.
Family Fun Boat Stickers – Stickers are provided for identification purposes.  Please place on the front starboard (right) side of the boat.
Safety – Multiple safety boats and agencies will be spread out along the water in case of an emergency.
As you approach the Inn at Middleton Place you will see 2 buoys on river right for the racers. Take-out is on river right just beyond the buoys. Staff from Crunch Fitness will help carry your boat to our trailer, which will shuttle boats to the parking area for your convenience. After loading your boat and equipment at your vehicle, proceed back to the courtyard at the Inn to enjoy the party festivities! The post party at the Inn at Middleton Place is included in your race registration. Admission to Middleton Plantation is not included in your fee, but can be purchased separately should you wish to tour the grounds.  Please plan on joining us for some BBQ, beer/wine, entertainment, lawn games and the awards ceremony. Seating is limited so you may want to bring a chair or blanket.
If you need to reach Race staff, please contact us at the following numbers:
Eric Davis – 843-412-9246                                         Pam Zanowski – 843-323-9465
 
We are looking forward to a great day, float and race!
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5K Trail Run through the Future Ashley River Park

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