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THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012, 6:14 A.M.

Flathead Lake tests paddlersshore-to-shore

PADDLING —  Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards will go 4.5, 9.5 or 24 miles on Montana's Flathead Lake on Aug. 24 in a race event to benefit First Descents, a non-profit organization providing outdoor adventure therapy for young adults with cancer

The Epic Shore to Shore race is open to all paddlesports enthusiasts.

Paddlers can race as teams or solo as they crisscross the bays and inlets along the west shore of the lake.

 “We are a local group of outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for paddling,” said event organizer Chuck Ludden.

Info is on the  Epic Shore to Shore website and the event's Facebook page.

Registration includes a T-shirt for each competitor, a free drink ticket and a pasta dinner ticket.

Registrations will be accepted until one week prior to the race. 

Solo entry for Epic/24 miles = $75
Solo for Intermediate/9.5 miles = $60
Solo for Recreation/4.5 miles = $45
Team:  Each member pays $45




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Rich Landers
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