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Monday, April 11, 2011

Suntrail Donates To Race

Wiarton | by Bayshore News Staff  

Suntrail donates boat rentals for Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race in Wiarton.

Suntrail to donate boat rentals for Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race Wiarton

The organizing committee of the 2011 Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race is pleased to announce that Suntrail – Source for Adventure has signed on as a partner today, agreeing to provide kayak rentals free of charge to racers.

The race will take place on Saturday August 13, 2011 in Wiarton, Ontario and will feature a 100km long course, a 25km short course as well as a kids race around Bluewater Park. All proceeds from the race will be used to support outdoor sports initiatives on the Bruce.

"The ability for participants to rent boats goes a long way to making the race accessible,” said organizer Leigh Grigg. “We were looking for an organization to make boats available at a reduced rate for participants, but Suntrail did one better and provided the boat and equipment free of charge. We’re delighted to pass that bonus on to the racers."

The complimentary rentals from Suntrail are first-come-first-served, and there is a short supply of tandems for short-course teams. Grigg explains "Suntrail has made their entire fleet available until July 1, but participants will need to register for the race and reserve their kayak rental immediately, as there will absolutely be more demand than supply. Reservations are mandatory for this reason. You must register for the race before reserving your boat, and you can do all of this on the race website at www.griggsport.com/bruce."

Marcie Matthies, who manages the outdoor store, said that "Suntrail Source For Adventure is proud to be a partner in the 2011 Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race, and would like to wish every athlete the best of luck!"

Also, as a part of the sponsorship, racers will be competing for great Suntrail Source for Adventure prizes.

Early Bird pricing is in effect for the race until June 1, 2011. Racers are welcome to use their own boats, but only kayaks and surfskis are allowed on the course as the waters on Georgian Bay & Colpoy’s Bay are not suitable for canoes or other forms of paddling craft.

For more information contact: Leigh Grigg at 519-270-8041 [email protected] or Jack Van Dorp at 519-270-9951 [email protected]

 

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