Time: 2:00PM
Reds Ice House
98 Church Street
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Event Director Info:
Janice Fetter
Half-Moon Outfitters
425 Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
email address
The Race – 
The Golden Nugget SUP Race is being hosted by Half-Moon Outfitters on Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 pm at Red's Ice House on Historic Shem Creek. The Golden Nugget Race will be split into a Short Course 5k and a Long Course 10k.  The 5k will allow 12'2 and under, 12'6 and 14ft, while the 10k allows 12'6" and 14' boards.  We're adding a new catagory, Traditional/Prone.  Both 5k and 10k will have a Grand Master classification for paddlers 50 and over with an unlimited board length.
For the first time we are happy to offer a youth specific race immediately following the adult races.  The 2 age categories are 10 and under and 11-15, both coed.  There is no restriction on board length in either category.  Sorry, race shirts will not be included in youth race categories this time. 
The Golden Nugget SUP race will be an official sanctioned point event for the WPA. The Mission of the Golden Nugget is to provide a fun, safe and competitive experience for paddlers while raising money for a worthwhile charity. 
Benefiting Crisi Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time. 
The Treehouse atop Red's Ice House has an excellent view of the racers on Shem Creek.  Shem Creek Park is another great place to view the action.  Visitors can stroll a 2,200 foot boardwalk to view acres of marsh, Hummock Island and Charleston Harbor. http://www.scgreatoutdoors.com/park-shemcreekpark.html 
The Party – 
Join us for the post race celebration at Red's Ice House.  All racers will receive a complimentary ticket to the after-party which will have fun, food and drinks.   
Required Dress: Shirt for men, cover-up for women and footwear ( yes… flips are ok) 
Family and friends are welcome to join in on the fun. They can purchase food and drinks at the restaurant and outside bar.  
Prize Categories – 5 or more racers must be entered per category to qualify for prizes
Long Course  10K 6 miles –  
14ft        Men – first, second, third     
12'6" –    Men – first, second, third      Women – first, second, third
Grand Masters – Men – first, second, third      Women – first, second, third 
Prone/Traditional- All Gender  first. second and third
Short Course  5K 3 miles –
14ft – Men – first, second, third      Women – first, second, third                                                                                                                    
12'6" –    Men – first, second, third      Women – first, second, third                                                                                                                        
12'2 and under –  hybrid/ surf style boards – Men – first, second, third      Women – first, second, third                                                                                                 
Grand Master – Men – first, second, third      Women – first, second, third 
Race shirts are made by Vapor Apparel.  Register early to insure a race shirt as they will be available while quantities last.
women's – s, m, l, XL        men's -s,  m, l, xl
Hotel Information – 
Discounted room rates have been established at the following hotels in Mt. Pleasant.  All require a 30 advance reservation to take advantage of the discounted rates.
Shem Creek Inn (located at the Race site) – $169 Creek Side per night, $199 Marsh Side per night
1401 Shrimp Boat Lane
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 
(843) 881-1000
Days Inn – $79 per night                                                                                                                                                                               
261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd                                                                                                                                                                                 
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464                                                                                                                                                                                 
(843) 881-1800 or (866)637-7881  
Hampton Inn Patriots Point – $139 per night                                                                                                                                                       
255 Session Way
Mt.Pleasant, SC 29464                                                                                                                                                                                 
(843) 881-3300 
Race Day Registration – 
Late registration will be available on Saturday from 12-1:15 at Red's Ice House.
Race Day Schedule – 
                  Check In              12:00- 1:15 
                  Race Meeting       1:30-1:45
                  10K Race Begins  2:00
                  5K Race Begins    2:15
                  Youth                  3:30
                  Awards                4:30
Parking is available in Red's Ice House parking lot.  Drive in towards the Creek, drop off your board and circle around and park.  Parking attendants will direct you.  If at all possible, car pool!
Course Maps:
Fall Paddle-n-Party in Mt. Pleasant