Purchase tickets and sign up now for Indian River Relay to benefit nonprofit

The Relay Race begins at 9 a.m. directly followed by the Awards Ceremony. Participants will enjoy food, beverages, beer, wine and live music by Sea of Key. Prizes will be awarded on a team basis with first place receiving a cash prize and one team receiving the Spirit/Creativity Award. Enter per event is $50 or sign up as a team for $200. Teams can consist of 1-4 persons. General admission tickets for spectators will be sold in advance for $10.00. Kids tickets are free with the purchase of adult advance ticket purchase. Day of event spectator ticket purchase price is $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. In order to guarantee registration, participants should register early, as the deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 2nd. To register and/or sponsor the event, visit http://www.indianriverrelay.com, or visit Treasure Coast Paddle in downtown Jensen Beach. For more information, e-mail Info@IndianRiverRelay.comor call Nicole at 772-634-7578.

The Relay Race consists of cycling 10 miles, running 3k (1.8m), swimming 500 yards and paddle boarding a 1/2-mile. Sneakers are recommended, as runners will race along the beautiful Florida Oceanographic Center nature trails. Cyclists will leave from the parking lot of the Florida Oceanographic Center to ride over the Stuart causeway and head North on Indian River Drive over the Jensen Beach causeway to head back to the Florida Oceanographic Center on Hutchinson Island. A helmet is required to participate and cyclists must provide their own bicycles. The Indian River Lagoon of the Florida Oceanographic Center is the scene for the swimming and paddle boarding competitions. Participants of the water challenges are required to be able to swim. Swim shoes are recommended and paddle boards will be provided by Treasure Coast Paddle.

Sapana Nepal, founded by Nicole Zito and Rajesh Pariyar, is a grass roots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Nepal, especially children; by providing educational opportunities, assisting with health care needs and protecting the rural environment. The primary objective is to create an atmosphere where people have access to knowledge and basic tools that are necessary to develop sustainable projects such as an early educational center, weekly tutoring sessions, art classes to encourage creativity and hands-on learning, health care assistance and building improved cooking stoves. Sapana Nepal is located in the small village of Pumdi, just outside the city of Pokhara in the central hills of Nepal. Pumdi consists of 55 households and is made up of four castes. To learn more about Sapana Nepal, visit http://www.SapanaNepal.org or e-mail Nicole Zito at sapananepal@gmail.com.



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