Check out the photos from the 2022 Ashley River Adventure Race!
We are excited that Ashley River Park will be open to host the 2022 Ashley River Adventure Race!
The 2022 Ashley River Adventure Race will be held on March 20th of 2022. All registered participants will have the option to transfer their registration or request a refund.
This unique race will feature a 5k +/- trail run through the newly opened Ashley River Park, an 8-mile downriver paddle, a post-race party at the Inn at Middleton Place and a Fun Float (no running; untimed; you paddle your boat with everyone else) for those that want to participate in a more leisurely manner. As always, post party tickets are available for your friends, family, and general spectators.
Kayak & Paddle Raffle - Thank you to our sponsor Half Moon Outfitters for their donation of a kayak and paddle to be raffled off at the race. Tickets are $5 for 1 and $20 for 5. You can purchase tickets at packet pick up and at the post party.
We do not provide your kayak or SUP. Bring your own or rent one. To rent a kayak, please reach out to Nature Adventures at 843-568-3222 or reserve online at Nature Adventures.
Single night rooms stays at a deeply discounted rate are also available to participants by booking directly through the Inn. $150+tax per night gets you a river view queen room for stays during race weekend. The deal even includes admission to the gardens next door ($88 value!) and there is an amazing restaurant on site!
Ashley River Park, 200 Renken Road, Summerville, SC 29485
-Packet Pickup, Running Segment of Race, Paddle Launch
Inn at Middleton Place, 4290 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
-Paddle Take-Out, Post-Race Party, Where You Leave Your Car, Where You Catch Shuttle Back to Start After You Have Dropped Your Boat at Start
Ashley River Park will have its grand opening this weekend and we expect the park to be busy with traffic. Please plan accordingly.
Saturday, March 19th
3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Packet Pick up at Ashley River Park/Howard Bridgman Boat Landing
Sunday, March 20th
09:30 A.M. - 12:00 Packet Pickup/Shuttles Start - Coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasters
11:45 A.M. Last Shuttle leaves the Inn at Middleton Place
12:15 P.M. Race Announcements
12:30 P.M. Race Starts With Run at 200 Renken Rd.; All Fun Floaters Must Launch by this Time
2:30 P.M. Music/Lunch/Post Race Party Start at Inn at Middleton Place
3:00 P.M. Awards Ceremony
4:00 P.M. End of Event
Individual, Relay (1 participant runs then different participant paddles), and Tandem (both participants paddle a tandem kayak and both participants must run and finish race together), SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Individual or Relay. *Categories may be adjusted based on participants.
Awards and Prizes - Age Groups: Under 29, 30-44, 45-59, 60 & Up
Top Two per age age group Male/Female Solo Finishers
Top All Male Team Relay Finishers
Top two All Female Team Relay Finishers
Top two Mixed Male/Female Team Relay Finishers
Top two All Male Team Tandem Finishers
Top two Female Team Tandem Finishers
Top Two Mixed Male/Female Team Tandem Finishers
Top Two Male/Female SUP Finishers
Top SUP Relay Team Male/Female/Mixed Finishers
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
All paddlers are required, in accordance with SC State Law, to wear a personal floatation device at all times throughout the paddle and to carry a whistle. If any racer is found on the water without their PFD, they will be disqualified from the race.
The Fun Float is a great way to experience the racing action and the beautiful Ashley Scenic River first-hand, but at a more leisurely pace. Fun Floaters shove of at the paddle course start prior to the racers and take their time paddling downriver to the Inn at Middleton Place where they participate in all the party festivities. Event shirts are not included in the fun float registration fee. To receive a shirt you must select it as an add-on during registration. Fun floaters 12 and under are free. This is not a 'tubing' type float. You must paddle a kayak, canoe or SUP to make it downriver to the takeout before the tide changes.
Post-Race Party and Chick-fil-A Dorchester Road Awards Ceremony:
One ticket to the post-race party at the Inn at Middleton Place is included in your race and fun float registration. Additional party attendees ages 13 and over must purchase party tickets in advance. These tickets are also available on this site. Post-race party ticket includes BBQ, beer/wine, entertainment, lawn games and the Chick-fil-A Awards Ceremony right at the race finish. Admission to Middleton Plantation is not included in your registration fee, but can be purchased separately should you wish to tour the grounds.
Shuttles only transport registered participants from the Inn at Middleton Place (race finish) to Ashley River Park (race start). They will not transport boats, boards or paddles. To utilize the shuttle, drop your boat at Ashley River Park, drive your vehicle to Inn at Middleton Place, and catch the shuttle back to Ashley River Park. Your car will be waiting on you when you finish. Drive time between the two locations is about 10 minutes.
A race shirt IS included with each racer registration. A race shirt IS NOT included in the fun float registration. Fun Float participants must select and pay for a shirt as an add-on during registration to receive one.