Battle on the Blueway event set for Crescent Beach Family Park
The fifth annual Battle on the Blueway returns June 8 to Crescent Beach
Family Park, 1100 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. The Battle on the Blueway is a competitive race event for paddling enthusiasts and includes competitive events for standup paddleboarders (SUPs) as well as kayaks, outrigger canoes and surf skis.
The event will include 7-mile and 2-mile races and a Special Olympics Unified Fun Race. More than 100 paddlers from around Florida and the Southeast attended the 2018 race.
The event is free for spectators, who can see the races from the beach or the pier at Lynn Hall Park. This year, Battle on the Blueway organizers hope to attract even more local participants and spectators.
All paddlecraft are welcome. There will be a demonstration and vendor area for those who wish to try out a variety of paddlecraft including the giant Body Glove inflatable iSUP.
Pre-registration is required for racers at https://paddleguru.com/races/BattleontheBlueway2019. There will not
be an opportunity to register the day of the event. Race entries are $45 to $55. There will be a fee to park at the beach. All proceeds from the Battle on the Blueway will benefit Special Olympics Florida - Lee County SUP Team.
For event information, call Lee County Parks & Recreation’s Mike Hammond at 239-707-7981 or 239-533-7275.