Take the Lake at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. celebrates 10 years Labor Day weekend Take the Lake is made up of four personal endurance challenges including a walk/run,
Take the Lake at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. celebrates 10 years Labor Day weekend
Take the Lake is made up of four personal endurance challenges including a walk/run, bike and paddle around the lake and a swim across the lake. Take the Lake is not a race, and it’s free. You can participate in one or all of the challenges. Preregistration for each event is encouraged at takethelake.org. The theme this year is “Body, Mind & Spirit.”
For the 10th year, the weekend of events begins Labor Day weekend at Elizabeth Brinkley Park on Saturday, September 1, at 8 a.m. with a 16-mile walk/run around Lake Waccamaw. Pre-register for early release at 7:15 a.m. A Family Fun Walk 10K begins at 8:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Brinkley Park.
Sunday, September 2 at 8 a.m., the 14-mile paddle around the lake begins on the public beach next to Dale’s Seafood. At 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, the 16-mile bike around Lake Waccamaw begins at Elizabeth Brinkley Park and at 2:30 p.m. the Family Fun Ride 10k begins at Elizabeth Brinkley Park. Bike helmets are required for both bike events.
On Labor Monday, September 3, a 4-mile swim across Lake Waccamaw begins at the dam, unless winds force a start at Dale’s Seafood. Also on Monday beginning with the swim, Take the Lake X-treme is a race for individuals and teams who complete all four endurance challenges in one day – 48 miles of swimming, biking, paddling and running. There is a small fee for TTL X-treme and pre-registration is required. Participants who complete all four events over the weekend are recognized with the Grandslam award.
For more information and to register for Take the Lake visit takethelake.org and www.facebook.com/takethelake.
1 (Saturday) 8:00 am - 3 (Monday) 11:00 am est
Elizabeth Brinkley Park
Bald Cypress Circle