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2nd Annual Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie
August 22, 2020 @ 12:00 am EDT
Join Anchored Soul for our 1st annual “Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie” in Belmont, NC! Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a fun-lovin’ newbie, we have something for you. Lake Wylie is a great place to enjoy a summer day on the water! Beginners can participate in a 1-mile fun race and the advanced paddler can take it up a notch in the 3.5-, 7- or 14-mile distance courses. There’s also a Guppies race and a SUP Pup Cup race for your human babies and fur babies, respectively. All 1–, 3.5-, 7- & 14-mile race registrations include t-shirt, meal ticket, drink ticket, concert access & bottle opener medal (3.5-, 7- & 14-mile finishers only). Race proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations including Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gaston, Catawba Riverkeeper, Tri-County Animal Rescue & Gastonia Jaycees. Although we will be ordering plenty extra of both, Race T-shirt and bottle opener medal is ONLY GUARANTEED if you register by Friday, July 24th, 2020! A popular energetic 80s Tribute Band, Kids In America, will perform from 1:00-4:00pm with the awards ceremony taking place during the band’s intermission.No Equipment, No Problem! Anchored Soul will be available to assist with all your equipment needs. Never been on a paddle board before and would like to try it out, contact Heidi Leah Schmidt, certified SUP Instructor and owner of Anchored Soul to schedule a lesson.Southeast Paddle Sport Championship SeriesThe Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie is part of the SEP series. Follow the link to see all of this racing season’s competitions.Race Categories, Divisions & Where To Stay 14-mile Long Race – $80.00 registration fee – This race is for advanced paddlers. The top 3 finishers in each division will be awarded at the end of the event.7-mile Long Race – $70.00 registration fee – This race is for advanced paddlers. The top 3 finishers in each division will be awarded at the end of the event.3.5-mile Short Race – $60.00 registration fee – This race is for intermediate/advanced paddlers. The top 3 finishers in each division will be awarded at the end of the event.1-mile Fun Race – $45.00 registration fee – New to the sport of paddling and would like to join in on the fun?! No fear, our 1-mile fun paddle is just for you! Join other newbies on the water and showcase your spirit for fun and adventure!Guppies Race – $20.00 registration fee – This race is open for children 15 and under who have a passion for paddling and would like to showcase their skills on the water during this event.SUP Pup Cup – $10.00 registration fee – Does your four-legged best friend love joining you on your paddle adventures?! Well, enter you and your fur-baby in our SUP Pup Cup and see if you can work together to be the first to cross the finish line. The top three placers in this race will receive a doggie bag full of ruff gear. Equipment Rental – $15.00Race Divisions will be provided here ASAP:Bottle Opener Medal awarded to all finishers of the 3.5-miile, 7-mile & 14-mile Racers at the Finish Line (ONLY GUARANTEED if you register by Friday, July 24th, 2020!)
WHERE TO STAYEveryone who is traveling out for the Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie and in need of a place to stay, here are the group codes & rates at the two local hotels in Belmont, NC. Hampton Inn & Suites – Group Code is TBD and rate is TBD/night. Holiday Inn in Mt. Holly / Belmont – Group Code is TBD and rate is TBD/night.Looking for a local campground?! Check out Ebenezer Park and McDowell Nature Preserve.
ProceedsRace proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations including Catawba Riverkeeper, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gaston, Tri-County Animal Rescue & Gaston County Jaycees.
After-partyLive Music by Kids in America – Totally 80’s Tribute BandFood and Beverages sold by Local Belmont Restaurants & BreweriesEvent Sponsors on site to promote their businessNon-profit Organizations on site to share their ministry with consumers
Platinum Tier Sponsors
Gold Tier Sponsors
Drs. Kevin & Alison PowellRaku Ceramics by Steven Forbes-desoule
Silver Tier SponsorsThe JailhouseRed Clay CiderworksThad Pierce Johnston D.D.S.The Omni Grove Park InnWilcox Real Estate GroupGoSee DoctorPetersPetsense of Lake WylieBeaufort Lands End PaddlingSki Country Outdoors Plantation On Crystal RiverWells Fargo Championship BB&T WealthCinnaholicParks Wilson LawWest Marine Lake WylieTarheel Concrete & Asphalt SpecialistClient First of the High CountryPortable Restroom Trailers LLC
Bronze Tier SponsorsPILCBelmont EyeSouth Main CyclesDM Landscape & DesignNeil Brock & Assoc. Nationwide Ins.TRC Automotive