Fourth annual Round the Rock race set for Sept. 9 | Sports brief
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
September 4, 2012 · Updated 9:33 AM
The fourth annual Round the Rock paddle board race is set for Sept. 9 at Seward Park.
The event, which started on Mercer Island, by Islanders, increased in size to the point a bigger location was needed, and moved to Seward Park in their second year.
The 2012 event features the main race, a 13 mile trek around Mercer Island, and will include some of the top racers in the country. Paddlers in the Elite class will be competing for $10,000 in prize money.
A shorter 3.5 mile race, which follows the shoreline of Seward Park will also take place, along with a Kids Race for paddlers ages seven to 14.
There will also be a Team Relay Race, with teams of four competing one mile laps.
The event will begin with a 7 a.m. check in for the 13-mile race, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. The all day SUP expo also begins at 9 a.m., including free demos.
This year proceeds from the event will benefit Stand UP for Kids, a non-profit which works to end homelessness for kids in the U.S.
To learn more about the Round the Rock race, or to register, visit roundtherock.com.
Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at email@example.com or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.