Mark your calendars: East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival set for April 11-13 at James Island County Park

I hate to admit this, but I’ve never been to the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, formerly know as the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival.

I think it’s partly because it used to be a, well, canoe and kayak festival, and while I enjoy doing those activities, I don’t do them enough to go to a festival featuring them. The other part is that after it was expanded in a broader outdoor festival, my Saturdays were tied up with other reporting responsibilities.

This year – I’m going – particularly because I’m on a mission to try new things: paddleboarding, archery and climbing, to be specific.

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Smallest race of the weekend posted the fastest times, Ashley Ridge 5K results



 March 1st, 2014

         Ashley Ridge High School 

Place  Name                         Time   Hometown St     Age    Division


Jason Bryan


Summerville SC


1 Overall Male


Jackson Ellenburg


Summerville SC


2 Overall Male


Douglas Torgerson


Summerville SC


3 Overall Male

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Jay Upchurch, Virginie Ternisien win Mullet Haul 10-miler; Matthew Dietrich, Amy Lauren Scott take 5-miler


March 1, 2014

- Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park

       Results compiled by Event Timing Solutions,


                 ********** 10 Mile Results **************


Place No.   Name                Age S City            St Time    Pace    

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    1  2547 Jay Upchurch         35 M Charleston      SC   58:05  5:49

    2  2521 David Huckaby        25 M N Charleston    SC   58:52  5:54

    3  2512 Ryan East            27 M Charleston      SC 1:01:34  6:10

    4  2527 Craig Kutz           27 M Johns Island    SC 1:04:03  6:25

    5  2548 Stuart White         28 M Charleston      SC 1:05:24  6:33

    6  2540 Brendan Silver       45 M Sullivans Islan SC 1:07:52  6:48

    7  2515 Dave Gill            32 M Atlanta         GA 1:09:32  6:58

    8   206 Virginie Ternisien   25 F Mt Pleasant     SC 1:11:41  7:11

    9  2519 Greg Hersh           27 M Charleston      SC 1:11:53  7:12

   10   220 Jeff Cody            39 M Charleston      SC 1:14:32  7:28

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USC grad creates iPhone app for locals to meet up for local sports, fitness activities

 Recent University of South Carolina graduate Will Elliott, who lives in downtown Charleston, recently created an iPhone app which allows people who are into sports and physical fitness activities to connect.

” I (live) downtown off Bogard Street currently and love to bike around, play basketball, tennis, and other activities in the area. I recently created an iPhone app called Meet and Compete which allows locals to post any kind of sport or activity so that other locals can meet up and play,” says Elliott, who is 24.

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“Holy Yoga” and Christian health event set for March 14 and 15 at Seacoast Church

Holy Yoga, the nation’s leading provider of Christian yoga, and Revelation Wellness, a ministry dedicated to creating healthy and whole lives in Christ, will be holding a wellness event, titled “Jesus at the Core, in Mount Pleasant in March.

The event will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 14  and  8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday, March 15  at Seacoast Church 750 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC.

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Time to start doing those push-ups – third annual Push-Up & Up Challenge set for May 17

Sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina, the third annual Push-Up & Up Challenge Charleston will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Marion Square in Downtown Charleston.
The first push-ups are set to begin at 9:20 a.m. This fun, family-friendly event is a healthy fundraiser like no other in town.

Teams of six from the Tri-County community will battle to complete as many push-ups as possible in 30 minutes in three different divisions: competitive, open, and school.

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