2014 M22 Challenge Paddle Portion: 2.5 miles
Once athletes finish with the biking portion, they will pass through the staging area, pick up their paddle craft, and launch into the water for a 2.5mile paddle. The course begins by heading directly south to a designated point. Athletes will make a left-hand turn around a buoy and head east. Participants then make a final left-hand turn around the second buoy and head into the final stretch for spectacular views of the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb. About 20 yards from shore, athletes will dismount their kayak or SUP and run through the water into the finish corral and over the finish line. *Note to participants, there are some very shallow spots in this section so be prepared. The bottom is all sand, but will require strategic navigation to excel.
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Below is a map of the paddle course:
KAYAK/SUP POWER WASHING
In an effort to safeguard against invasive species, the Glen Lake Invasive Species Control Program is requiring that either: A) participants have their kayaks or SUPS and equipment washed and inspected by the Glen Lake Association boat wash station located at the MDNR launch ramp on the northeast side of Little Glen Lake on West Day Forest Rd. or B) assure with officials at registration that their watercraft and equipment have not been in another body of water for 10 or more days or C) their watercraft and equipment have been power washed with hot water.
A receipt or tag for your boat will be given to participants upon the completion of the wash, or at registration if an assurance can be made that the boat is invasive species free per A) or B) above. This will allow boats to enter the race event site. For those who can guarantee alternative clean boat compliance B) or C) above tags will be provided at the registration check-in. The boat wash will be open from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm on Friday June 13th, and at 6:00 am until 7am the day of the event. NOTE: There will be NO OPPORTUNITY to approve or clean equipment after that time, so do not be late. IF YOU FAIL TO OBTAIN YOUR TAG YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE THAT EQUIPMENT IN THE RACE. NO EXCEPTIONS. To prevent transporting invasive species elsewhere, please return to the boat wash station after the race or dry your kayak/SUP for 10 days before putting it into another body of water.