By Jesse Wood
May 16, 2012. On Saturday, May 19, the Earth. Water. Fire Run and River Paddle Challenge takes place in Todd. Participants can compete either solo or in pairs. Participants will run (Earth) a 3K or 10K from the historic Todd community to the Green Valley Park, and then paddlers will flow on the New River (Water) as they race back to Todd. Then afterwards a community celebration (Fire) will take place with a massive bonfire, live music and some BBQ.
Solo costs $35 and two-person teams cost $60. Price includes event t-shirt and celebration ticket (read below). Boat rental, if needed, costs $20. Registration takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. To enjoy the celebration, a festival/food ticket costs $7 and a music ticket costs $5.
Proceeds benefit Watauga County Pathways in efforts to plan, build and steward multi-use greenway trails, paddle trails/blueways, and hiking and biking trails throughout Boone and Watauga County. A portion of the funds support the efforts of Todd Community Preservation Organization and Green Valley Park.
For more information, click to http://wataugacountypathways.org/earth-water-fire-saturday-may-19-2012 or call Eric Woolridge at 828-719-1109 or email him at [email protected]
Whether it’s to RACE or just CELEBRATE, Watauga County Pathways welcomes you to the first annual…
EARTH.WATER.FIRE RUN AND RIVER PADDLE CHALLENGE.
Participants will run (EARTH) a 3K or 10K from the historic community of Todd to the beautiful Green Valley Park. Solo participants, get saddled up in your boat. Duo teams, it’s time to tag your partner. Paddlers (WATER) will then enjoy the historic New River as they race back to Todd. Now, it’s time for a community celebration (FIRE) with a massive bonfire, homegrown live music, and some North Carolina BBQ. BOOYAH!!
Proceeds will help support Watauga County Pathways efforts to plan, build, and steward multi-use greenway trails, paddle trails/blueways, hiking trails, and biking trails throughout the Boone Area and Watauga County. A portion of funds will also support the efforts of the Todd Community Preservation Organization (TCPO) and Green Valley Park. LET’S DO THIS!!