Friends of Dorchester County Parks is excited to announce the first ever Ashley River Adventure Race! This unique race will feature a 5K trail run through the future Ashley River Park where racers will get a glimpse of this 85 acre site while running through pond-side open meadows and wooded riverside trails. After the run, hop on your kayak or SUP at the Howard Bridgman River Access, located just outside the park, and paddle 8.5 miles with the outgoing tide down the Ashley Scenic River. The route finishes at the beautiful and historic Inn at Middleton Place where a post-race party featuring awards, entertainment, food and beverages awaits.
Start time is 9:30 AM with packet pick up available starting at 7:00 AM at the race start at 200 Reniken Rd. (spelled "Renken" in Apple Maps). Packet pickup and the opportunity to test the course will also be available on Friday, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. To utilize the shuttle service on Saturday, all participants must drop their watercraft and gear at the race start, then drive and park their vehicles at the race finish at The Inn at Middleton Plantation located at 4290 Ashley River Rd., which is approximately 15 minutes away. Participants will then be shuttled back to the start of the race. Shuttle service will begin at 7:15 AM and boats and gear will not be shuttled. Shuttle service will not be offered after the race.
Chip timing will be used to track split times between race and paddle, as well as an overall time.
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.
Awards and Prizes - Age Groups: Under 29, 30-44, 45-59, 60 & Up
Top Eight Male/Female Solo Finishers
Top Three Male/Female Masters Solo Finishers
Top Three All Male Team Relay Finishers
Top Three All Female Team Relay Finishers
Top Three 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
A "Party Ticket" (available for purchase on this site) is required for all Inn at Middleton Place After Party attendees ages 13 and over. Participation in the After Party is included with all race registrations.