Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie 2nd Annual 2021
August 21 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
ABOUT THE EVENT
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 Series
The 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
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. Each fur-baby will receive a race hankie for participating. The top three placers in this race will receive a doggie bag full of ruff gear.
Equipment Rental – $15.00
WHERE TO STAY
Everyone who is traveling out for the Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie and in need of a place to stay, here are the group booking links at a few local hotels in Belmont, NC.
Hampton Inn & Suites – Charlotte-Belmont – https://group.hamptoninn.com/txswr
Home 2 Suites – Belmont, NC – https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?&ctyhocn=CLTBTHT&corporateCode=0002735364&flexibleDates=true
Fairfield Inn – Belmont, NC – Book your group rate for Bon Temps Paddle Race
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.
Race proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations including Catawba Riverkeeper, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gaston, Gaston County Jaycees & local animal rescues.
- Live Music by Kids in America – Totally 80’s Tribute Band
- Food and Beverages sold by Local Belmont Restaurants & Breweries
- Event Sponsors on site to promote their business
- Non-profit Organizations on site to share their ministry with consumers
EVENT WILL START IN
FRIDAY, August 20, 2021 @TBD
6:00pm-9:00pm Packet Pick-up Party and Late Registration (Registration ends at 9:00pm)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, August 21, 2021 @ Gaston Wildlife Club, 3127 South Point Rd Belmont, NC
|8:00-8:15am Late Packet Pickup|
|8:30am Mandatory Racers’ Safety Mtg|
|9:00am Start 14-mile Pro race|
|9:10am Start 7-mile Long race|
|9:20am Start 3.5-mile Short race|
|9:30am Start 1-mile Fun race|
|12:00-12:30pm Clear Course of Eqpt|
|12:30pm Guppies Race|
|12:45pm SUP Pup Cup Race|
|1:00-4:00pm After-party includes awards, food, drinks, music, and fun for all.|
From Gastonia stay South on S New Hope Rd and go Left onto Hwy 273. Follow Hwy 273 until you reach a T intersection where you will turn Right onto S Point Rd. Stay South on S Point Rd until you come to the very end at the Gaston Wildlife Club.
From Lake Wylie, SC head North on Hwy 274 from Hwy 49 until you reach a Fork and veer Right at the Fork onto Pole Branch Rd. Follow Pole Branch Rd until you come to a traffic circle where you will turn Right onto Hwy 273. Follow Hwy 273 until you reach a T intersection where you will turn Right onto S Point Rd. Stay South on S Point Rd until you come to the very end at the Gaston Wildlife Club.