The 5th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races will be held on Sunday, June 5 at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. Sprint and Splash is a great way to kick off your summer; it includes a variety of competitive events, as well as music, food, craft beer and a multitude of vendors.
Sprint and Splash starts off the day with a 6-mile World Paddleboard Association sanctioned stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race. Following the SUP race is the duathlon, which combines a 5K run and a 2-mile paddle (kayak or SUP). Sprint and Splash also offers a 5K Fun Run and Walk (for those who want to stay dry) and a 2-mile recreational SUP race. Don’t own a kayak or stand-up paddle board? Not to worry, Sprint and Splash has partnered with three different companies who rent kayaks and boards for a small fee! Visit http://www.SprintandSplash.com for a list of the companies and their contact information.
The Sprint and Splash Beach Village is open throughout the day, giving participants and spectators the option to visit local vendors before or after their race. Additionally, all racers receive a complimentary breakfast and will have the option to purchase a variety of delicious craft beer from Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., an event sponsor with locations in Warren and Clinton Township. Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. will also be raffling off items throughout the event, so be sure to stick around for your chance to win some great swag!
Sprint and Splash is a fundraising event with the unique purpose of promoting and celebrating Lake St. Clair, which is truly the heart of the Great Lakes. It is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in North America and also one of the busiest recreational waterways in the Midwest. Sponsorship or participation in this event supports organizations that are working to improve the regional economy by increasing tourism to Lake St. Clair and its coastal communities while also striving to protect and restore Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River and the surrounding natural areas.
Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals is the event’s presenting sponsor, and will have first aid staff on-site. Additional sponsors include ITC Holdings, Baker Aerospace Tooling & Machining, Great Lakes Surf Shop, Detroit Surf Company and Renewal by Anderson. Event beneficiaries include the Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative, the Clinton River Watershed Council and Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy.
Please visit http://www.SprintandSplash.com for more information. Online registration closes at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31!