Highlights from Round the Rock Race
The 6th Annual Round the Rock race at Seattle’s Seward Park saw nearly perfect conditions as 197 competitors took to the water for the 13-miler around Mercer Island. With $10,000 in prize money up for grabs, top athletes and weekend warriors went all out for a chance to walk away with some extra cash.
Unlimited racer Brett Saguid was first to cross the line with a time of 2:07:16. The 14-foot elite class saw Chase Kosterlitz take the big win, with an impressive time of 2:08:26, followed by Arthur Daniel, who finished at 2:11:47.
On the ladies’ side, the dominant Lina Augaitis took the win with a time of 2:18:20, ten minutes ahead of second place finisher and stock paddler Shannon Bell, who finished at 2:28:36. Fiona Wylde took third with a time of 2:33:11.
Other events included beginner and experienced kids races and a 3.5-mile open race. Funds raised by competitors prior the race benefit the charity Athletes for Cancer, which received a check for $32,000 from this year’s race.
Full results here.