Event Details

The following information provides details about the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run.

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Event 1

Higgens Point and Blue Creek Bay

Participants begin near the Higgens Point boat launch, paddle around Higgens Pt. into Blue Creek Bay to the turnaround, then double back.

The course will be marked with buoys and marshaled by the Sheriff patrol boats for safety.

Total Distance: approximately 1.6 miles



Event 2

Higgens Point and Centennial Trail

After exiting the water, participants head west on the Centennial Trail to the turnaround on Bennett Bay hill, double back for a partial trail run on the north side of I-90 before finishing in the park at the end of the Centennial Trail at Higgens Point.

There will be one water aid station participants see twice: located at 1.25 miles and again at 2.5 miles. You will need to use the cup provided to you at packet pick up. This is a cupless event.

Total Distance: approximately 4.5 miles


Sept. 11. 2021


Course Map

Higgens Point

There is NO designated transition area, like in a triathlon. You MUST carry your own gear while paddling (such as running shoes) and leave gear (such as lifejackets) with your kayak or SUP while running. 

There are two aid stations on the run course that contains coolers with water and sports drink options. This is a cupless event (as in there are no cups provided at the aid station so to cut down on trash). Use your collapsible cup provided in your race packet.

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