The sun rose over Western Lake on Saturday morning, beginning a beautiful day for a paddleboard/run race at Grayton Beach State Park. Over the course of the day, participants from around the area would race in three categories, seeking victory in the competitive division, the recreational course, or the relay.
As the charity beneficiary of the event, CBA staff and volunteers were on-hand to hand out water, work the registration table, point the racers the correct direction, and more.
"At CBA we're so lucky to have such dedicated staff and volunteers," Erika Zambello, Communications Coordinator, says, "They did a great job for us today!"
By choosing Western Lake and the coastal dune ecosystem of Grayton Beach State Park, race organizers showcased the unique environment of the Florida Panhandle, and participants and volunteers enjoyed watching Great Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, and more fly across the sky throughout the day.