11/14/2020 Summerville, SC US 29483
Presented by Jay Byars and Mortgage Equity Partners
2020 Ashley River Adventure Race Rescheduled for November 14th, 2020

New Date: 11/14/2020

Ashley River Adventure Race organizers are following CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 (cancel gatherings of 50 people or more for the next 8 weeks) and have decided to postpone the 2020 race to November 14th.  All registrations and Inn at Middleton Place reservations will automatically transfer to the new corresponding date(s).  Registration refunds will also be available upon request.  Refunds for Inn at Middleton Place reservations must be requested by contacting the Inn directly at 843-556-0500.  As a reminder, you will continue to be permitted to transfer registrations to new individuals if necessary.  After considering your options, please indicate your intent to cancel or participate in November by clicking your selected option below.  There is no rush to make this decision.  Please note, refunds may take up to a week to process.  Thank you for supporting the Ashley River Race!

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the November 14th, 2020 reschedule date. Thanks for your patience!

We understand. We hope you can join us in 2021!

Bridgman River Access / Future Ashley River Park Site
200 Renken Rd
Summerville, SC US 29483

      The 2nd Annual Ashley River Adventure Race is returning on November 14th and will once again feature a 5k trail run, 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. 

We do not provide your kayak or SUP.  Bring your own, or make it super easy on yourself by renting from Edisto River Adventures who will meet you at the race start with your boat and pick it up from you as soon as you finish at the Inn.  Cost is $35 for boat rental and all gear.  Contact ERA at 843-695-8146 or email at info@edistoriveradventures.com
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, between 11/12/20 and 11/16/20.  The deal even includes admission to the gardens next door ($88 value!) and there is an amazing restaurant on site! Use code ARAR2020 when you book your room at TheInnatMiddletonPlace.com.  All bookings under this code will be cross-referenced with the race registration list to ensure eligibility.
Event Schedule:
Will be updated after details and logistics are finalized.
Race Categories:
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 Two 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 All 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.
Fun Float
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. 
Shuttle Details:
Details will be updated.
Race Shirts
A race shirt IS included with each racer registration. Register by March 8th to guarantee your selected shirt size will be waiting for you at packet pickup. 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.  
Questions? Contact us: parks@dorchestercountysc.gov or 843-563-0193.
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5K Trail Run through the Future Ashley River Park




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8 Mile Paddle Down the Ashley River


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