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Sponsors sought for 6th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races

June 17, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Support your local community at the 6th Annual Spring and Splash Festival of Races! This is your chance to be a part of an exciting, family-friendly event that draws in people of all ages from around the Southeast Michigan region.

In addition to being a great way to kick off summer through a variety of competitive events, plus music, food, craft beer and a multitude of vendors, Sprint and Splash also serves the unique purpose of acting as a fundraiser for organizations that promote and celebrate Lake St. Clair. Truly the heart of the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in North America and also one of the busiest recreational waterways in the Midwest. By sponsoring this event, you are supporting organizations that are working to improve the regional economy by increasing tourism to Lake St. Clair and its coastal communities while also striving to protect and restore Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River and the surrounding natural areas.

If you would like to support these organizations as well as advertise your business, this event will offer great promotional opportunities, as we are expecting over 1,000 participants and spectators. We offer a variety of sponsorship levels, with multiple price points.
Wave Runner Bag Sponsor: Offers major exposure as the exclusive sponsor of the Sprint and Splash participation bags, which are given to all individuals entering any of the events
Race Award Sponsor: your company’s logo will be prominently displayed on the lanyards of all finisher medals, which every participant receives.

If you’re looking to sell your wares or give away promotional items, consider being a part of the Beach Village which allows sponsors to have presence at the event with a 10-ft X 10-ft booth space. All sponsors will have their organization’s logo on the website and race T-shirts.

Sprint And Splash begins with a 6-mile Midwest Paddle Association-sanctioned stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race. Following the SUP race is the duathlon, which combines a 5k run and a 2-mile paddle (kayak or SUP). Sprint and Splash also offers a 5k Fun Run and Walk (for those who want to stay dry) and a 2-mile recreational SUP race. The Sprint and Splash Beach Village is open throughout the day, giving participants and spectators the option to visit local vendors before or after their race.

All of these aspects of the event allow local businesses the opportunity to get involved at many levels. If you want to participate in the event, visit for more info or to register online. The early registration discount ends on Sunday, April 16th!!

Sunday, June 17th, 2017
Lake St. Clair Metropark will open at 7:30 a.m. for kayak & paddleboard drop-off, packet pick-up and race-day registration.
Participants will have the opportunity to drop off their kayak and paddleboards on Saturday, June 16th between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Packet pick-up and registration will also be available during this time.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
6 Mile SUP Race – 8:30 a.m.
Duathlon (run portion) & 5K Run – 9:00 a.m.
2 Mile SUP Race – 11:00 a.m.
Award Ceremony – 12:00 p.m.
Breakfast served from: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metropolitan Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045

Duathlon Individual (Kayak & SUP): 5k Run & 2-mile paddle
Duathlon Relay (Kayak & SUP): This is a 2-person relay event. One team member completes the 5k run & the other team member completes the 2-mile paddle.
5K Run & Walk
WPA Sanctioned 6-mile Stand-Up Paddleboarding Competition
2-mile recreational Stand-Up Paddleboarding Competition

Duathlon Individual (Kayak & SUP): $40.00 (on or before April 16th) $45.00 (April 17th – June 17th)
Duathlon Relay (Kayak & SUP): $60.00 (on or before April 16th) $70.00 (April 17th – June 17th)
5K Run & Walk: $30.00 (before April 16th) $35.00 (April 17th – June 17th)
2-mile Recreational Stand Up Paddleboarding Competition: $30.00 (on or before April 16th) $35.00 (April 17th – June 17th)
6-mile WPA Sanctioned Stand Up Paddleboarding Competition:$40.00 (on or before April 16th) $45.00 (April 17th – June 17th)
Online registration closes Tuesday, June 13th at 5:00 p.m.

On-site registration and packet pick-up will be available on Friday, June 16th and on Saturday, June 17th from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Please note if you register for the event after June 13th you will not be guaranteed a Race Shirt. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, regardless of the weather.


June 17, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metropolitan Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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