The Paddle Bender race at Dreher State Park outside of Columbia, South Carolina, is set to take place next weekend. It is the second event in the Southeast Paddle Sport Series and always provides a great opportunity for the best paddlers in the southeast to converge for a throwdown.
Race director John Wellens has historically provided a great event that is well attended. The Paddle Bender is one of those races that draws a diverse crowd of participants ranging from elite skis to plastic sea kayaks and SUPs and always has a great vibe.
There will be a 4 mile and 8 mile option and as always food and schwag will be on-hand.
So come out and support the race and the SEP series. Proceeds from the race will go to the support of the Carolina Wildlife Center.