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Almost Heaven Paddle Battle: Summersville Lake

May 18 @ 12:00 am EDT

The Almost Heaven Paddle Battle on beautiful Summersville lake, WV will happen on May 18th, 2019.  The start and end of both races is at the Battle Run Campground area, so there will be no need for shuttle!  Three race lengths( 3, 6, and 12 mile) will provide a race for everyone.  The 6 and 12 mile races will take paddlers past the picturesque sandstone of Long Point.  This is one of the most visited areas on Summersville Lake.  Spectators can choose to view the 6 and 12 mile race from the Long Point overlook or hike the Long Point trail and view the 6 and 12 mile race from the point of Long Point.  All participants who register and compete will receive lunch on site during the awards ceremony.  All participants who complete a race will receive a finisher prize.  This years race proceeds will be donated to two local organizations:1. Paddle for Peace: A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides canoe/kayak trips on rivers bordering and in West Virginia to veterans suffering from war trauma.  The excursions are free, with all paddling and camping gear provided by founder, Annie Balthazar.  Visit the Facebook page for more information.2. New River Composite NICA Team.

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