THE GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE
8 a.m. Sept. 1 at Micklers Landing, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Since its inception in 2012, the annual Great Ponte Vedra Paddle has become one of the largest standup paddleboarding events on the East Coast, last year drawing 225 competitors and some 500 spectators. There are three SUP races this Labor Day morning: a 5-mile, a 1-mile sprint (“sprint,” heh), and a 3-mile. For the less-athletic among us, the day is rounded out by an Anything That Floats Challenge, a quarter-mile race in which you can use, well, anything that floats – kayaks, inner tubes, floating lounge chairs, whatevs. Proceeds benefit HEAL Foundation, which does some fantastic work for those with autism.