On Saturday, March 30 WWALS held their first joint fundraiser with the Friends of Reed Bingham State Park: the first annual Big LITTLE RIVER Paddle Race. We had 18 boats and 27 paddlers participate. The start was at Rountree Bridge at the north end of Reed Bingham State Park.
The Big Little River Paddle RAce course winds through cypress trees:
The native azaleas were in full bloom along the river bank on the day of the race.:
Paddlers at the finish:
All participants got a handsome decal:
The trees along the course were at their spring finest:
The overall winner of the event, Dwight Griner of Nashville, GA, finished in under 40 minutes–a quick 3 miles!:
Winners in various categories got to take home medallions: