Epic Shore to Shore Race returns to Flathead Lake August 10th

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Denver, CO— June 4, 2013 — FIRST DESCENTS, a Denver-based non-profit organization providing free outdoor adventure therapy for young adults with cancer is pleased to be the beneficiary of fundraising efforts by the Epic Shore to Shore Race on Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. Surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Mission Range and the turquoise blue waters of Flathead Lake, the Epic Shore to Shore race is open to all paddlesports enthusiasts.

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Held Saturday, August 10th, 2013, the Epic Shore to Shore Race will feature a 26-mile race down the length of Flathead Lake for teams or solo paddlers, a 10-mile solo race, a five mile solo race and a fast-paced 4x2 relay for teams. Go here to see a map of each race course. Racers in the Epic 26-mile event will launch in Polson, at the south end of Flathead Lake. Racers in all other events will begin and end at the North Flathead Lake Yacht Club. This way, spectators can view the beginning and end of each race from one location.

“We are a local group of outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for paddling. We wanted to put together an event in our own backyard that would be a fun challenge for all levels of paddlers,” said event organizer Chuck Ludden. “We expect to have a lot of participants from outside the area. So we want to introduce them to the inspiration that can be found at flathead lake and through raising money for First Descents.”

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Participants can register on the Epic Shore to Shore website, and follow race information on the event Facebook page. Registration includes a T-shirt for each competitor, a free drink and a meal ticket. Registrations will be accepted until one week prior to the race. 

Solo entry for Epic/26 miles = $75
Solo for Intermediate/10 miles = $50
Solo for Recreation/5 miles = $50
Team for 4x2 Relay each member pays = $50

Participants interested in racing as a part of Team First Descents, visit the site to start a team and to begin

fundraising.

About TEAM FIRST DESCENTSBottom of Form

TEAM FIRST DESCENTS is made up of athletes and cancer survivors at all levels of competition, each sharing the goal of supporting FIRST DESCENTS and the young adult cancer population. Team FD is all about challenge. It’s about each individual picking an activity which represents a challenge to him or her, training for it, setting a fundraising goal and completing that challenge. The challenge can be something solo in nature, or it could be part of an event like the Kona Ironman or a local 5k. It’s all about what defines challenge for each person!

About FIRST DESCENTS

FIRST DESCENTS is a non-profit organization offering young adults with cancer a free week-long outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. www.FirstDescents.org

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