September 24, 2016
Lake Lanier, Buford, GA
Can you describe the different races and courses?
Standup for the Cure’s focus is to introduce non-paddlers to the healthy lifestyle of standup paddling, while building a supportive community bound by the desire to rid the world of breast cancer, The Standup for the Cure Atlanta Event features instruction from top international paddleboard experts as well as breast cancer screening, live music, and a health and fitness expo. Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch and beverages. Ambry Genetics, Standup for the Cure’s national sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes West Marine Products (Gold Sponsor), Maui Jim (Gold Sponsor) and Cobian Footwear. There is also an overwhelming support from local sponsors: Mountain High Outfitters, Go With The Flow and Mr. Clean Car Wash.
What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?
We were fortunate to have the at Lanier Islands Resort, just outside of the city. The location is suburb for novice paddlers due to the flat water of the lake and Sunset Cove is full of added benefits with this location choice.
What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?
Join us for a fun day Standup Paddling at Lanier Islands Resort, Buford, GA. in support of the Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G Komen. Professional SUP instruction with Shelby Schwietzer. Fun Races, Happy Hour Beer & Wine and a Delicious Lunch! Get a free breast cancer screening with our friendly doctors and nurses. Win great prizes in the Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction – enjoy live music – something for everyone!
Will there be any clinics and what are the details?
Standup Paddleboard Clinic with Zane & Shelby Schweitzer
Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs?
Mountain High Outfitters & Go With The Flow
Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?
Yes, Go to StandUp For The Cure Atlanta Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/913787988733519/ and the local outfitters can be contacted from there to secure a board and kit.
Where can people buy groceries?
There are groceried avaiable at the local stores: Publix, Kroger, & Fresh Market. There is also a country store right outside the entrance to Lanier Islands Resort.
Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?
If you’d like to make a mini-vacation out of Standup for the Cure Atlanta, please consider booking a room with our hotel partner; Lanier Islands. They are offering a special rate for participants of $139/night. Be sure to book soon as rooms are filling up fast! You must mention that you are participating in Standup for the Cure to receive this rate. LANIER ISLANDS 7000 LANIER ISLANDS PARKWAY BUFORD, GA 30518 770-945-8787
What great local restaurants can you recommend?
There are two restaurants onsite at the venue and local places all around.
Where is the best coffee in town?
WILBUR & RUDY’S FARMTABLE, Milton, GA
Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?
Susan G. Komen® Greater Atlanta Metro Atlanta women are dying of breast cancer more often than women in the U.S. as a whole. Komen Atlanta is changing this statistic by fighting breast cancer on two fronts: at home by providing breast health and breast cancer services for those who cannot afford them, and globally through cutting edge research to find cures. Komen Atlanta has raised more than $44 million since its inception in 1991, with 75 percent of net funds staying in Metro Atlanta to save lives locally and 25 percent of net funds funding research to save lives all over the world. Komen Atlanta is part of the national Susan G. Komen organization, the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer. For more information visit KomenAtlanta.org.