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Posted: Thursday, September 27th 2012 at 11:07pm

LCKC to introduce new race at BBI Championship races

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GAINESVILLE – As part of the 2012 Baron and Brothers International (BBI) Championship Race on Saturday at the Olympic Venue, the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club (LCKC) will be incorporating the first Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) race and Demo Day at the club.

The BBI Junior Olympic Program has approximately 125 kids that will compete at the championship race, which begins at 8 a.m. with the dragon boat races, followed by the traditional sprint canoe, kayak races of the BBI Championship.

The new stand up paddle board races will be incorporated into the BBI Championship schedule. The SUP races will include a 200 meter sprint for children 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, and a 1.5 mile and 3 mile race for adults. There is a cash purse for the top male and female finishers in the 3 mile, 12’6” and 14’ event.

As part of the event, LCKC is teaming up with Team Radosta Fitness (Hoschton, GA), GUSU Paddle Sports (Destin, FL) and The Outside World (Dawsonville, GA) to host a free stand-up paddle demo day. During the Demo Day, participants will have the opportunity to try out over 20 different types of boards for all ages and skill levels.

“I think this will be a great opportunity to introduce the paddle sports to each other and to the community,” former 1992 Olympian and coach/Board Member of LCKC Stewart Carr said. “I can’t think of a better venue than here at the 1996 Olympic Canoe and Kayak Club.”

The BBI Junior Olympic Program at LCKC introduces the Olympic sport of canoe and kayak to elementary and middle school children throughout the area. LCKC has won 10 National Sprint Championships – more than any other club in the country.
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