The CBC is a family-oriented fundraiser consisting of running, paddling and swimming events to honor and support those affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers.
The CBC is a family-oriented fundraiser consisting of running, paddling and swimming events to honor and support those affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers. We will be celebrating 20 years in 2018!
The CBC was started in 1999 in honor of Nancy Chellemi, mother of two, who died of leukemia in 1998. Each year the CBC reunites old friends and forges new friendships all while having a fun day at the beach and raising money for those less fortunate.
Money is raised through participant registration, contributions and sponsorships. All proceeds are donated to the North Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check out http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org to see how the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers patient services, disseminates information, and supports research involving blood-related cancers. More than $350,000 has been donated to the Society in the previous 19 years the CBC has been held.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30AM SIGNUP / REGISTRATION
Early registration if you attend the Friday Kickoff Party.
8:30AM RACES BEGIN
All running and ocean events start at the same time.
9:30AM GROUP PHOTO
We want everyone in our annual picture!
9:45AM “THROW-DOWN” RELAYS
4-person team relay. This is always great time and fun to watch!
11:00AM CEREMONIES, RAFFLES & COOKOUT
Awards. Prizes. Food. Everyone’s favorite part of the day!
1K RUN – 10 & UNDER
5K RUN – 14 & UNDER, OPEN, MASTERS (40 & over), SUPER SENIORS (60 & over)
RUN COURSE & RACE DETAILS
The run course is ‘up and back’. All runners will head south from the starting line and run until they come to the appropriate ‘turn-around’ sign for their race. As such, the turn around signs will be placed at halfway point of the distance to be run.
1K SWIM – OPEN
4K KAYAK – OPEN
4K STANDUP PADDLEBOARD – OPEN
2K SURFBOARD – OPEN & MASTERS (40 & over)
OCEAN RACE COURSE & RACE DETAILS
Three bright-colored buoys will be placed outside the surf zone. One will be placed directly out from the starting line while the second and third buoys will be placed at the halfway points of the 1 and 2K distances, respectively. All paddlers and swimmers must go around the first buoy before proceeding south along the course. 1K swimmers will turn around the second buoy while the 2K paddlers will turn around the third buoy. After making the turnaround, racers must go outside and around the first buoy before returning to shore. For 4K and 6K races, repeat 2K lap. On shore will be a finish line. Swimmers and paddlers must finish their races by reaching the finish line on shore; kayakers can leave their craft at the water’s edge but surfboards and SUPs must be carried across the finish line.
COMBINED 5K RUN & 2k SURFBOARD PADDLE
KAHUNA RACE DETAILS
Kahuna events will be one continuous race. In other words, participants will immediately grab their surfboards at the end of the run and start the paddle leg.