It helps to know how to paddle, but you don’t have to be a seasoned athlete to compete in a stand-up paddleboard competition.
Besides being fun, stand-up paddleboarding can be a great break from the routine of running, swimming and cycling.
It is also a great training program to improve your core strength.
The sport of stand-up paddleboard racing is on the rise and the next part of the down2earth race series is the Stand-Up Board Race No. 2 on April 13.
The race will be held at the Blue Marlin Fish House on 2500 NE 163rd St. in North Miami Beach.
There are several courses to choose from depending on your experience and skill level: a short sprint-distance speed race; a 4.2-mile intermediate route and an 8.4-mile distance.
The great part of the event is that you don’t have to own a board to participate. The board rental is included in the registration for $60; the fee is $40 if you bring your own board.
For information visit: www.worksmartplayharder.com.
Over the Easter weekend Michael McFerron won first place in the Egg Hunt Triathlon at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines in a time of 55:27.32.
McFerron completed the course with a time of 6:37 in the 1/4-mile swim, 28:32 in the 11-mile bike ride and 10:26 in the 1-mile run to place as the top overall male.
Gina Donato finished as the top female in 59:27, with split times of 9:05, 29:01, 21:21.