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Paddle the Park Race Set for Sunday on St. John

Friends of V.I. National Park holds its latest fundraising effort, Paddle the Park, on Sunday.

The event will use stand-up paddle boards on an open course that will run about three miles from Maho Bay to Whistling Cay. The Elite course will begin at Maho Bay, go around Whistling Cay, around Cinnamon Cay, back to Whistling Cay and on to Maho Bay, for a distance of about 5.5 miles.

The race is slated to begin at 9 a.m. and organizers expect it to end between 11 a.m. and noon. A party will follow at Maho Bay pavilion.

Phone and in-person registration is available. Those interested can register in person at the Friends of the Park store in Mongoose Junction shopping center, at Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, as well as at Caribbean Surf. Co. in Havensight Mall or Red Hook, both on St. Thomas.

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Those who sign up before Nov. 1 will pay $60 for adults and $30 for youths younger that 18. Late registration runs until 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Friends of the Park store. It is $80 for adults and $50 for youths under 18.

There will be no registration the day of the event.

The registration fee includes a water-friendly rash guard that must be worn during the race, a goodie bag and the party picnic lunch.

More information is available at www.friendsvinp.org/paddle. The website includes narrated video maps of the race courses.

The Friends can be reached at 779-4940.

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