Crescent Beach Park was filled with paddlecraft and dozens of paddling enthusiasts last Saturday morning, June 8, 2019, for the Fifth annual Battle of the Blueway. The competitive race event included standup paddleboarders(SUP), kayaks, outrigger canoes and surf skis. Proceeds benefited Special Olympics Florida – Lee County SUP Team. Fastest overall time in the 7-mile Ron-Jon Pro race was turned in by Chad Siple (1:06:43.42) on a surf ski. The fastest women’s time was also on a surf ski by Amy Keener (01:25:00.44). The best overall time in the Body Glove 2-mile race was by Gregory August (00:31:37.60) on an SUP. Sheena Spielberg, also on an SUP, was the top overall women’s finisher in the 2-mile race. (00:33:51.27). To learn more about and support Special Olympics Florida – Lee County, visit specialolympicsflorida.org/lee/
Photos by Sarah List.