(O’ahu, Hawai’i) – Pre-registration continues for the Xcel Race Against Skin Cancer, presented by the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center (UHCC). The standup paddle sprint race, to be held along the iconic Waikiki shoreline, is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 and will benefit skin cancer awareness.
Competitors will compete on a short, 2.38-mile course from Kaimaina Beach to just beyond Duke Kahanamoku Beach. The quick race is designed to encourage paddlers of all skill levels to come out and support the cause.
The first-time event is the latest initiative in the ongoing partnership between Xcel and the UHCC to fight skin cancer in Hawai’i and beyond. All event proceeds benefit the UHCC, which celebrates its new world-class, 150,000 square foot Cancer Center grand opening in late February. The Hawai’i Skin Cancer Coalition will give free skin cancer screenings for all at the finish line.
All race finishers receive automatic entry into the event’s random prize drawing at the finish line, with prizes including:
• A 2-night, oceanview stay at the Parc Waikiki hotel
• iBlowfish inflatable surfboard and SUP paddle by C4 Waterman
• SUP board by Surftech
• North Shore surf/SUP guided day tour and personal surf/SUP video package courtesy of Ty Gurney Surf School and 83 East Video Productions
• Sunglasses from Maui Jim
• Prize packs and gift certificates from Island Sole, Kona Red, and Vertra
C4′s multi-paddler SUPsquatch inflatable SUP will also make an appearance.