2016 Lake Murray SUP Classic

September 30 - October 2, the 2016 Lake Murray SUP Classic, presented by Lake Murray Paddle Club, returns to the shores of Lake Murray for a full weekend of SUP fun! In its fifth year, this event features races for all skill levels--short and long-distances for intermediate through elite paddlers, a first-timer's challenge, kids' race and a race featuring our Special Olympics South Carolina  Area 7 SUP team. The Lake Murray SUP Classic is the final race in the 2016 Southern Stoke Race Series, a summer series of races throughout the Southeast. Race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics South Carolina. 

The weekend begins Friday, Sept. 30 with registration and packet pickup. 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.' 

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, take an opportunity to visit our sponsor tents.  Watch for more details. Like last year, our post-race party and awards ceremony will be held at the British Bulldog, approximately 3 miles from the race location. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the day as a paddle community, enjoy more good food, drink and live music by The Flat Out Strangers.


And just before you pack it up and head home, join us for a relaxed Sunday morning paddle followed by brunch at The Rusty Anchor.


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


Note there is no day of race registration.  You MUST be registered by midnight Friday September 30, 2016.


A big thanks to our sponsors--


GOLD:







South Carolina Blues




Silver:


logo 



   



Bronze:


Brown Consultants

Signature Construction and Design, LLC

Lisa T. Moore - Coldwell Banker

Calm Water Financial




Friday, September 30

Welcome to Lake Murray!

4:00p to 9:00p - Race Registration/Sign Waiver/Packet  -  Lake Murray Country Visitors Center2184 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

Saturday, October 1

Race Day! -  SCE&G Park at the Lake Murray Dam1799 N Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072

7:00a to 8:00a - Packet Pickup/Sign Waiver

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

12:00 - After race cool down yoga session on the water with Chapin Yoga

Post-Race Party British Bulldog1220 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212

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

2:00 - Lake Murray SUP Classic Awards Ceremony

2:30 - Southern Stoke Race Series Awards Ceremony

3:00 - Give aways and Raffle

The afternoon continues with live music on the patio by The Flat Out Strangers


Sunday, October 2

10:00a - Paddle and Brunch - The Rusty Anchor1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC 29036

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Al Simmons142SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Jeff London150SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Ken Bowman154SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Matthew Vance157SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Barbara Brown158SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Cam Atchley159SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Chris Sugar160SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Joe Mcconkey161SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Quenton Johnston162SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Peter O'donnell173SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Jon Spieth174SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Jennifer Covington177SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Hunter Murray183SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Bj Murray185SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Chris Cannavaro186Prone (All)Open (All Ages)Guy
Tony Peters192SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Steve Fisher194SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Charmaine Saulsbury145SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Amanda Johnson147SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Lynn Duble148SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Karin Helfmann151SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Girl
Mike Nualla153SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Alice Freeman155SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
George Montgomery156SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Le Jo163SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Jaime Cockerham164SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Reed Handlery166SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Kaci Handlery167SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Joel Hjelseth168SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Robert Lee169SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Debra Lee170SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Dean Jacobs172SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Manuel Martinez175SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Terry Perkins176SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Heidi Leah Schmidt178SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Michael Meyer179SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Debbie Renner180SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Melissa London181SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Zander Murray184SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Jennifer Klapper187SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Mitch Cherry189SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Emmye Cherry190SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Girl
Debbie Gillikin191SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Girl
Trevor Crosby195SUP 12'6"Open (All Ages)Guy
Will Guyton196SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Joseph Gillian197SUP 14'Open (All Ages)Guy
Cameron Miller200SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
Kenneth Manigo201SUP SurfboardOpen (All Ages)Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Leigh Carpenter143AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Kelly Neal144AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Carla Gerlach146AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Amy May149AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Angel Meeks152AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Ian Lewis182AllOpen (All Ages)Guy
Sue Strickland188AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Alyssa Plemmons193AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
Ashley Petty199AllOpen (All Ages)Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Belle Stocker141AllU17Girl
Colin London165AllU17Guy
Connor Bryant171AllU17Guy
Ian Lewis182AllU17Guy
Sophia Metzgar198AllU17Girl

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 PICKUPLake 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 20From 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 - 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 - The Rusty Anchor1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC 29036

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.  Proceed 2.1 miles and turn left onto Johnson Marina Road.  Follow Johnson Marina Road for 2 miles to the Lighthouse Marina and Rusty Anchor restaurant. 

Event Locations Map


When:

Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Where:

Lexington, SC