The following information provides details about the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run.
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 boat, then double back.
The course will not be marked with buoys, but it is easy to follow. It will be marshaled by the Sheriff patrol boats for safety.
Total Distance: approximately 1.6 miles
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 to Higgen's Point day park for a trail run around the base of the park, punctuated with a final climb to the top.
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 miles
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 is one aid station on the run course that contains coolers with water. You will see this aid station twice. 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.