The Epic Shore to Shore Race is returning to Flathead Lake on August 10. This non-motorized boating event will benefit FIRST DESCENTS, a Denver-based non-profit organization providing free outdoor adventure therapy for young adults with cancer. Participants can register solo or as a team. Sign up here:

FIRST DESCENTS is pleased to be the beneficiary of fundraising efforts for the Epic Shore to Shore Race on Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Mission Range and the beautiful waters of Flathead Lake, the race is open to all paddlesports enthusiasts.

The Epic Shore to Shore Race will feature a 26-mile race down the length of Flathead Lake for teams or solo paddlers, a 10-mile solo race, a 5-mile solo race and a fast-paced 4x2 relay for teams. Racers in the Epic 26-mile event will launch in Polson (at the south end of Flathead Lake). Racers in all other events will begin and end at the North Flathead Lake Yacht Club. This will allow spectators to view the beginning and end of each race from one location.

Participants can register here, and follow race information on the event Facebook page. Registration includes a T-shirt for each competitor, a free drink and a meal ticket. Registrations will be accepted until one week prior to the race.

Solo entry for Epic/26 miles: $75

Solo for Intermediate/10 miles: $50

Solo for Recreation/5 miles: $50

Team for 4x2 Relay: $50 each member

Participants interested in racing as a part of Team First Descents, visit the site to start a team and begin fundraising.

For more information about FIRST DESCENTS, check out this video or visit

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