7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series Kicks Off June 19th at ‘The Bay’

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    South Walton, FL
    7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series kicks off Thursday JUNE 19 at The Bayat the foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach.

    Thursday's race lineup:

    4:30PM - Special Olympics Florida athletes relay **NEW DIVISION FOR 2014**
    5:30PM - Women's relay
    6:00PM - Men's relay
    6:30PM - CoEd relay

    YOLO Board announces a revised race schedule for the 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series, which kicks off Thursday, June 19th at 4:30PM. The three-part monthly relay series – presented by Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales – will host all three race events at The Bay, South Walton’s newest waterfront dining destination located at the southern the foot of the 331 bridge. Recently opened in February, The Bay is quickly gaining a loyal local’s following with its authentic Southern-inspired food, open-air bar and breathtaking view of Choctawhatchee Bay.

    “We’re looking forward to mixing things up this year with our new location sponsor,” said YOLO Board co-founder Jeff Archer. “The Bay restaurant family has been so gracious to welcome our community event. Between its perfect flat water conditions, scenic view, Chef Jim Shirley’s killer food and the spacious open-air bar, you really can’t ask for a better venue. We can’t wait to pay tribute to the last six years of community support with this sweet new neighborhood spot.”

    The 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series will feature relay-style competition between male, female and co-ed teams of three in a recreational division. The fun-filled series includes racers of all skill levels and ages from junior to seniors vying for the coveted champion title, all the while rallying in friendly competition out on local waters. Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12’ recreation boards provided for complimentary use to racers by YOLO Board during each event.

    This year’s event will include giveaways, refreshments (including local craft beer Grayton Beer Company available for purchase), and kids activities, as well as a welcomed new division to the race program dedicated to Special Olympics Florida SUP athletes from Okaloosa and Walton Counties. A strengthened supporter of Special Olympics since 2012, YOLO Board’s mission is to make SUP accessible and easy for area athletes.

    Additional scheduled races (weather permitting) are set for July 17th and August 7th (the rain date for the May 29th race cancellation).

    YOLO Board is currently welcoming race teams for this year’s series. For racers, the one-time race entry fee is $180 per three-person relay team ($60 per person). Complimentary 2014 signature event t-shirts will be provided for each participating team at the debut race on May 29th.

    To sign up for a race team, please call 850.622.5760. For general details on the event, visit www.YOLOrace.com. The Bay restaurant is located at 24215 Highway 331 South in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.


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