This Saturday the Kite SUP run is taking place on Hayling Island. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun and benefit the Armada Trust, so make sure you go along to join in. The Hayling Island Kite stage will take place at the start of the event with a lengthy down-winder to the running stage, followed by the SUP race in the leigh of the wind.
When: 10am, 30th September
Where: Hayling Island, Golf Club Car Park
Registration is 10am, with a first possible start at 10.45am. It’s very important not to be late so the event can take place in a timely manner. Please don’t be late. Park at the car park up by the Golf Club end and head for the gazebo to check in.
We are trying to give ourselves the best possible chance of running all three legs, Kite SUP and Run…so we need a bit of wind, and we need a flatter more protected area of water for SUPing in case it gets really windy. Please see the course we are currently planning below. It does mean we have a slightly longer run at around 2 miles rather than 1 – but this means we can get round to the protected waters behind the RNLI station for the SUP. It’s a lovely run along the beach – and you can take it easy and walk bits if you need too so don’t worry!
Obviously we need some wind to get us started, so please keep in mind we may be waiting to get going if it looks like the wind is coming through a little later in the day. We will share forecasts and likely start times in the days running up to the event of course, just keep the day free if you can!
Thank you to everyone who is fundraising – there are some very cool prizes and trophies up for grabs for our top fundraisers and of course every penny raised is appreciated so please do send out your fundraising pages and keep going! If everyone reaches their £100 target we will add a lot to the total raised. And for those of you who have already smashed your target – please keep going, the Bespoke Liquid Force Board, Snugs Earphones and Vouchers are awaiting our top fundraisers! There are also prizes and awards for fancy dress so we ae looking forward to seeing some awesome costumes on the course.
Please note the deadline for your £100 fundraising target is Friday 29th at 4pm! Thank you.
There will be full details in due course – but for those who are wondering how you get back from the end of the SUP leg, transport will be provided back to your cars. Your kites will also be packed up for you at the end of the kite leg and taken back to the start area for when you arrive. You will need to drop your trainers off at registration and we will make sure they are ready for you at the start of your run. It will be a like a well-oiled machine.
Inn on the Beach will be hosting after event beers at whatever time we finish. Should be fun!
Hayling Island wind & swell forecast for this weekend: