|Posted on January 25, 2019 at 11:25 AM|
Kick off the Summer of '19 with an all new event on beautiful Lake Jackson, downtown Sebring, Florida. Come join us MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 24-25, 2019 for a family friendly lake festival with a little friendly competition! This year we have combined a FOOT RACE followed by a CANOE RACE as the MAIN EVENT on Saturday, along with great food, music, raffles, beer & wine and so much more!
Festival highlights to include a static boat display with pontoon tours on Lake Jackson along with a KidZone for your kiddos. Check out our vendor village for all the must-haves for the Summer of '19. Visit with the Florida Watermelon Queen and compete in our "Seed Spitting Contest". Sip on your favorite wines and ice cold beer or cool off with our watermelon or strawberry margarita POPSICLES!
SPECTATORS FREE! PARKING Only $5 CA$H per car
CAN I RUN AND PADDLE?
YES! We offer a TEAM discount for our "duathalon" which consists of a 2K RUN followed by a 1K CANOE RACE! Start time is 10:00 AM
CAN I BRING MY OWN CANOE?
Unfortunately NO. We need to keep the race fair so we provide identical canoes, paddles and life jackets for each paddler.
HOW MANY PEOPLE IN A CANOE? (Team of 3 - $120)
The minimum is 3, and the maximum is 4. For instance, If a child aged 3-7 would like to ride in the canoe with 3 other team members, the child rides FREE! Child cannot paddle and must provide his/her own life jacket.
CAN I RUN ONLY? (Individual runner $30)
YES! If you are an individual who does not want to paddle, you may run ONLY at the 10:00 am spot. You will get a FINISH time once you cross the finish line.
CAN I PADDLE ONLY? (Team of 3 - PADDLE ONLY - $90)
YES! You must be on a team of 3. Our PADDLE ONLY option is at 1:00 pm! Paddlers aged 8-12 must be accompanied by at least one paddler over 18. (Cost is $30 pp or a TEAM of 3 is $90)
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
Click here! https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=59689654 Or go to www.active.com and type in DIRTY DOZEN.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE IF I AM PRE-REGISTERED?
We ask you arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled activity but we hope you'll come early and enjoy our beautiful community!
CAN I WALK UP AND REGISTER?
Yes of course! The walk up rate is $10 more and we cannot guarantee you a T-shirt.
WILL THERE BE AN ATM?
NO, but we will have a "bank" where you can purchase tickets for food and beverages using a credit card.
CAN I BRING A COOLER?
We ask that you support our vendors by not bringing in any outside food or drink. This is an annual fundraiser for both local and national charities and we know they'd love your support!
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO SPECTATE?
Spectators are FREE! Parking is only $5 cash per car. PARKING will be at ELKS LODGE and TOWNE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER.
We have a wonderful partner this year with Inn On The Lakes Hotel. Only 2.4 miles from the event venue and offering great rates and activities for Dirty Dozen LakeFest attendees. Contact them at www.innonthelakes.com or call 1-800-881-1523. Mention DIRTY DOZEN LAKEFEST for your discounted rate!
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Yes of course! We are a dog-friendly bunch. Please be sure to keep your furry friend on a leash.
HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?
Just click on the BECOME A SPONSOR at the top of the page! There are several levels to choose from and you'll be in great company!
ARE THERE VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES?
ABSOLUTELY! We would love to help you boost your business and get your name out there! Our vending space is only $200 for the entire weekend. Most sponsor opportunities INCLUDE vending space, so check those out too! Simply click on the VENDORS link at the top of the page!
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?
Yes, we are looking for organizations with 8 or more members who would like to earn service hours. We supply you a cool event shirt, a meal with drink and the opportunity to race FREE! Send us an email at email@example.com for more info!
DO YOU SUPPORT ANY CHARITIES?
Dirty Dozen of Sebring, LLC was founded in 2011 and has given back over $20,000.00 to deserving Military and 1st Responder organizations. This year our beneficiaries are: * FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION (through Bernie Little Distributors)
* SEBRING ELKS LODGE VETERAN CHARITIES
* HIGHLANDS COUNTY FIRE & EMS FOUNDATION