Make plans now for the June 6 Kayak for the Warrior event held annually in Pine Knoll Shores. The 3.2 mile kayak and paddle board race begins at 10am at Garner Park, although viewing is available along the course.
The race consists of a standard race and a Warriors race. The winner of the standard race is based on raw time. Each participant is asked to create their own team of sponsors to help raise at least $100 in donations. In the Warriors race, for every dollar raised, one second will be deducted from that racer’s time. There is no limit to the number of seconds that can be deducted. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is also a Family Fun Race beginning at 10:30am, and participants can use any paddle-worthy vessel. The $15 registration fee includes lunch.
New this year, a 5K Military Challenge Run will be held on Saturday, May 30. Participants carry a backpack of sand on their backs as they race through trails in Beacon’s Reach. Runners are encouraged to solicit donations, with money raised reducing the amount of sand the participant is required to carry.
A reception and silent auction are planned for Thursday, June 4 and 5K and 10K bike rides through Pine Knoll Shores are slated for Saturday, June 6 at McNeill and Garner parks, along with a variety of family-friendly events.
To learn more, or to register, visit www.k4tw.org.