The concept for the BIC SUP One Design Challenge is simple – Participants paddle around a short race course, all using the same BIC SUP 12’6 WING board, which event organizers provide for participants to use. Top finishers advance to a finals and a winner is crowned, but for newbies the real accomplishment lies in the journey, not the podium. “It’s a lot like participating in your local 5K road run”, says BIC Sport Marketing Manager Jimmy Blakeney, “You sign up with your friends and family to try something new and have a good time, plus SUP is fitness disguised as fun, so you get a great workout too!” Many organizers will run weekly or monthly events, allowing participants to set goals for improvement while meeting other active people in their community who love being on the water. On top of the fitness, fun and socializing, all participants are entered into a drawing to win a 12’6 WING from BIC Sport, the same stable, user-friendly board used for the races. All participants also become eligible to participate in the BIC SUP One Design World Championships, slated for December 4-5th, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The online focal point for the BIC SUP One Design Challenge is BICSUPONEDESIGN.COM where a full listing of events can be found, including an interactive map and the ability to RSVP to events and share with friends via social media.
About BIC Sport
Founded in 1979 by the Bich Family, of BIC Pen fame, BIC Sport grew from a passion for watersports partnered with world-renowned expertise in sustainable manufacturing. Visit BICSPORT.COM to learn more about the company and discover the full range of BIC Sport products.