Thank you to everyone who came out this evening to take part in our 2018 Take the Plate festivities.
The personal endurance challenges begin Saturday morning with the Walk/Run. Both the 16 mile and family fun 6.5 mile walks begin at Elizabeth Brinkley Park. Those who have pre-registered for the 16 mile walk can begin any time after 7:15 a.m. The full release start is at 8 a.m. The family fun walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Personal endurance challenge event two is the Paddle on Sunday morning. This event begins in the Dale's Seafood parking lot at 8 a.m. We expect this 14 mile event to take between 3 to 6 hours to complete depending on the fitness level of the participant.
Sunday afternoon is time for the Bike events. The 16 mile Bike/Hike that will run through the Lake Waccamaw State Park begins at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Brinkley Park. The family fun ride begins at 2:30. Remember - a bike helmet is required for both rides. Our course monitors will be removing riders from the course if they are not wearing a helmet.
Monday we celebrate the traditional event that started it all - the Swim across Lake Waccamaw. The 4 mile swim will begin at 8 a.m at either Dale's Seafood or the Lake Waccamaw dam. As wind direction determines the course, please check the Take the Lake Facebook page for start location. Signage will also be posted with direction for the starting point.
Monday also sees the toughest challenge of the weekend. The X-Treme combines all four events and distances into a single day. This event's start is again determined by wind direction and will either be at Dale's Seafood or the Lake Waccamaw dam. Signage will indicate the location. The event begins at 6:30 a.m. and participants must finish by 10 p.m.
Thank you again for being a part of the 10th anniversary Take the Lake event!
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Take the Lake would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Thank you for supporting fitness and good health in our community!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Columbus Regional Healthcare System
The John A. McNeill Family
Carolina Sports Medicine
Council Tool Company
Friends of Rube McCrae Memorial Library
Hill's Food Stores
Southeastern Community College
Baldwin Woods Pharmacy
Dale's Seafood Restaurant
Powell and Powell Law
Sam’s Pit Stop
Special Service Sponsors
Body Shapers Fitness Center
Lake Time Vintiques
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After spending several years at the very bottom of the County Health Ranking -- as the least healthy county in all of North Carolina -- we have improved our lifestyles enough to move up to 96, and we are proud to be so healthy!
DID YOU KNOW...
that the second-most-popular Boy Scout merit badge in the U.S. is for Swimming? And the ninth-most-popular is Personal Fitness? Yes!
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