2014 Lake Murray SUP Classic

September 26-28th, the 2014 Lake Murray SUP Classic, presented by Half Moon Outfitters, returns to the shores of Lake Murray for a full weekend of SUP fun! In its third year, this event features races for all skill levels--short and long-distances for intermediate through elite paddlers, a first-timer's challenge, kiddos' race and a race featuring our Special Olympics South Carolina  Area 7 SUP team. The Lake Murray SUP Classic is the tenth race in the Southern Stoke Race Series, a summer series of races on rivers and lakes throughout the Southeast. Race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics South Carolina.

The weekend begins Friday, Sept. 26 with a clinic on basic SUP skills with Roddy Medders of Stand and Paddle, Bluffton, SC. Roddy is an expert instructor and will offer participants on-the-water coaching on paddling technique. This clinic will be held at the Irmo side of the Lake Murray Dam at 5pm. We're also pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity with legendary paddler Rand Perkins, who will hold a Q&A session on race training and technique based on his own winning experiences. Rand's session will be held at the Lake Murray Visitors Center at 6:30pm. 

While you're picking up your race packet or completing a last-minute registration at the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, learn about the history that lies underneath lake waters, the development of one of the largest earthen dams and all the reasons why this lake is called the 'Jewel of South Carolina.' Wind down the evening with an option for dinner, drinks and a perfect view of the sun setting over the lake. 

Saturday is race day and we start early with a race that features our own Special Olympics South Carolina SUP team. This race is the culmination of the team's summer training program and will be an inspiring start to the day. In addition to racing, look for opportunities to visit our sponsor tents, and sell off your unused paddle gear at the SUP Swap Meet, hosted by the Lake Murray SUP Club. Watch for more details. New this year, our post-race party and awards ceremony will be held at British Bulldog, approximately 3 miles off the lake. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the day as a paddle community, enjoy some good food, drink and live music.


And just before you pack it up and head home, join us for a relaxed Sunday morning paddle followed by brunch at Liberty on the Lake.


It’s a full weekend of family fun! Come join us!


A big thanks to our sponsors--


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     Images of North America

     Drs. Ellis, Green, and Jenkins Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

     Bartlett Financial

      North Lake Construction Co.

       O'Leary Orthodontics

     Whitecap SUP

     Jumper Carter Sease Architects

     Pilgrim Lutheran Church

     Neff Rental


Friday, September 26

Welcome to Lake Murray!

4:00p to 8:00p - Race Registration/Sign Waiver/Packet Pickup -  Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, 2184 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

Clinics:

5:00p-6:30p: "Skills for New Paddlers and First Time Racers" with Roddy Medders; Irmo side of the Lake Murray Dam

6:30p-8:00p "All Rand's Secrets to Winning" with Rand Perkins; Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, 2184 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212


Saturday, September 27

Race Day! -  SCE&G Park at the Lake Murray Dam, 1799 N Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072

7:30a to 8:30a - Packet Pickup/Sign Waiver/Late Registration

8:00a -  Special Olympics Athlete's Race

8:45a - Mandatory Racer's Meeting

9:15a - Start 7 mile Long Race

9:20a - Start 3.5 mile Short Race

9:30a - Start First Timer's Fun Race

11:30a - Start Kid's Race

Post-Race Party British Bulldog, 1220 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212

Paddle Gear Swap Meet Continues

1:00 - Lunch (no cost for racers; all others will enjoy the special race rate)

2:00 - Awards Ceremony

The afternoon continues with live music on the patio


Sunday, September 28

9:30a - Paddle and Brunch - Lake Murray Marina & Liberty Tap Room, 1602 Marina Rd, Irmo, SC 29063. Paddle shores of Lake Murray and join the Lake Murray SUP Club for  brunch at Liberty on the Lake

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Andrew Eschbacher1SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Rodney Sturkie2SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
George Montgomery3SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Bil Aylor6SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Korey Montgomery7SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Mark Hamrick8SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Nina Santus9SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Tony Peters11SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Jennifer Carver12Prone (All)Open (All Ages)Girl
Patrick Young16SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Rob Nieders17SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Katie Rowe18SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Barbara Brown19SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Joel Hjelseth20SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Rolf Ziesing23SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Jeff London27SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Linda Nilges28SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Janet Lehman30SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Polly Schwartz33SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Richard Schwartz34SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Beezer Molten37SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Billy Richards39SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Jack Nelson40SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Audrey Heidel43SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Marc Bentz44SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Jake Barnhardt45SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Mcintyre Barnhardt46SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Mac Barnhardt47SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Ky King51SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Hunter Fuhr53SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Shotsie Obrecht56SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Allison Sherman59SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Ernie Eller63SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Bubba Sloan64SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Erik Ebersole65SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Scott Bruce67SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Jay Charles68SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Jennifer Covington69SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Cameron Miller70SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Roddy Medders4SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Rand Perkins5SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Patrick Carver10Prone (All)Open (All Ages)Guy
Patrick O'malley14SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Steve Phillips15SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Danielle Licari21SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Chandler Bold22SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Andy Weinbach25SUP Under 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Kara Thompson26SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Stephen Wilcox29SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Terry Perkins31SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Brandon Foster35SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Bj Murray36SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Alice Freeman38SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
John Heidel42SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Larry Hill48SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Steve Bowden49SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
James Smith52OpenOpen (All Ages)Guy
Bob Jackson54OpenOpen (All Ages)Guy
Teresa Rogers58SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Philip Hull60SUP Stock 14Open (All Ages)Guy
Kim Hillhouse61SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Karen Wilson66SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Lauren Jacobsen13AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Alexandra Hernandez24AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Cathy Johnson41AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Leslie Berry50AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Carol Hill55AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Thanh Brewer57AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Emily Critcher62AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Sophia Metzgar32All17UGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Red course is a 3.5 mile loop.  Short course is one lap and long course is two laps around red course.  Wind direction on race day will determine a clockwise or counterclockwise direction around course.  Yellow course is an up and back First Timer's Fun Race. Distance to turn around buoy may be adjusted on race day depending on conditions, however, overall red course distance will remain the same. Special Olympics (SO) and Kid's Race will be along beach one or two laps depending on ages and skills of paddles registered.  Exact buoy placement and distance for SO and kid's races will be determined on race day as conditions dictate.



FRIDAY PACKET PICKUP - Lake Murray Country Visitor Center2184 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

From Interstate 26: From either the north or south, take exit 102A and follow Lake Murray Blvd (Hwy 60) west 4.9 miles where it will merge with SC 6 (N Lake Dr).  Turn right on SC 6 and go one third of a mile to the Lake Murray Country Visitor Center on right.

From I-20From the west take exit 55.  Go north (left) 8 miles on SC 6 (N Lake Dr) to first light after crossing the dam.  Turn left at light following SC 6 for one third of a mile to the Lake Murray Country Visitor Center on right. From the east take exit 61.  Turn north (right) on Hwy 378.  Go approximately one half mile and turn right onto Corley Mill Rd.  Follow Corley Mill Rd for 4.9 miles to its end at SC 6.  Turn right on SC 6 and go 2.1 miles to first light after crossing the dam.  Turn left following SC 6 and go one third of a mile to the Lake Murray Country Visitor Center on right.

SATURDAY RACE VENUE - Lake Murray Swimming Beach1799 N Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072

All races will take place from SCE&G Park and Swimming Beach.  Park entrance address is 1799 N Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072 which is located at the south end of the Lake Murray Dam.

From I-26: From either the north or south, take exit 102A and follow Lake Murray Blvd (Hwy 60) west 4.9 miles where it will merge with SC 6 (N Lake Dr).  Continue west (straight ahead) on SC 6 and go across dam.  At 2d traffic light across dam make a right turn into SCE&G Park and Swimming Beach.

From Interstate 20: From the west take exit 55.  Go north (left) 5.9 miles on SC 6 (N Lake Dr) to SCE&G Park and Swimming Beach entrance on your left (Corley Mill Rd will be on your right.)  From the east take exit 61.  Turn north (right) on Hwy 378.  Go approximately one half mile and turn right onto Corley Mill Rd.  Follow Corley Mill Rd for 4.9 miles to its end at SC 6.  Go straight across SC 6 into SCE&G Park and Swimming Beach entrance.

AFTER RACE LUNCH, AWARDS, PARTY, AND SWAP MEET - British Bulldog Pub1220 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212

From Race Site: From the park turn left onto SC 6 (N Lake Dr) and go 2.1 miles to first traffic light across dam.  Go straight through intersection which will put you on Lake Murray Blvd (Hwy 60). Continue on Lake Murray Blvd for 2.6 miles to St Andrews Rd.  Turn right at light onto St Andrews Rd and go 1.6 miles to Harbison Blvd.  Turn left onto Harbison Blvd and go almost one half mile to Bower Pkwy. Turn right onto Bower Pkwy and go one third of a mile. Turn right and pass Wild Wing Cafe to British Bulldog Pub in corner.  You're there!  

SUNDAY PADDLE AND BRUNCH - Liberty Tap Room on the Lake, 1602 Marina Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

From Race Site: From park exit turn left onto SC 6 (N Lake Dr) and go 2.1 miles to first traffic light across dam.  Turn left at light following SC 6 (N Lake Dr) for 4.5 miles.  SC 6 will dead end at Hwy 76, turn left at light onto Hwy 76.  Take second left turn onto Marina Rd and go 1 mile.  Turn right at Lake Murray Marina/Liberty on the Lake sign.  Follow parking lot past condos to water.

Event Locations Map


When:

Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2014

Where:

Lake Murray Dam, Lexington County, SC