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Swim, Kayak or Paddle Board the Ecover Blue Mile

Swim, Kayak or Paddle Board the Ecover Blue Mile

Blue MilePeople are invited to swim, sayak or stand up paddle board the Ecover Blue Mile to be held on Plymouth’s historic waterfront on the opening weekend to the Marine City Festival between 08 and 09 September 2012.

The Ecover Blue Mile is a mass-participation water sports event designed to get the nation feeling good whilst getting active and raising vital funds to support the work carried out by leading environmental charity, WWF, to help protect our rivers and seas.

A full two day programme of water activities that includes the Ecover Blue Mile open water swim, kayak, stand-up paddle board and Aquatriathlon (all three disciplines combined in one event for individuals and corporate teams), plus new to the programme for 2012 is a half mile open water swim, and the one mile Walk for Water, which follows a panoramic route around Plymouth’s stunning waterfront.

To compliment the water programme, the Event Village situated in Commercial Wharf, West Pier and West Quay Point will provide a mixture of educational exhibits, retail and entertainment themed around water, watersports and marine conservation, aiming to connect both participants and spectators with the natural blue environment and providing entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Entry into the Ecover Blue Mile and Half Mile swim events includes swim hat, timing chip, event goodie bag, event t-shirt and one free single ticket to the National Marine Aquarium (valid only for the day of participation) per entry.

Entry into the one design Stand Up Paddle board and Kayak event, in association with Naish UK, Active 360 and Fatyak Kayaks includes all equipment – Kayak, Stand Up Paddle board, paddle and buoyancy aid, timing chip, event goodie bag, event t-shirt and one free single ticket to the National marine Aquarium (valid only for the day of participation) per entry.  Additionally, for the more experienced Kayaker and Paddle boarder with their own equipment, there is also an open class, whereby which competitors may enter and bring their own kayak/SUP board.

Entry into the Aquatriathlon  in association with Naish UK, Active 360 and Fatyak Kayaks includes all equipment – Kayak, Stand Up Paddle board, paddle and buoyancy aid, swim hat, timing chip, event goodie bag, event t-shirt and one free single ticket to the National marine Aquarium (valid only for the day of participation) per entry

So why not join thousands of people across the UK, feeling good by getting active and raising vital funds to support the work carried out by WWF to protect our rivers and seas, by taking part in the Ecover Blue Mile, Plymouth flagship event over the weekend of 08 & 09 September 2012.

See website www.thebluemile.org for details

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