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Take the Lake has 577 participants

The 10th Annual Take the Lake brought 577 participants to Lake Waccamaw this hot Labor Day weekend.

An estimated 200 people took to the roads and trails Saturday morning during the Walk/Run. Events began and ended at Elizabeth Brinkley Park on the north side of the lake.

A 16-mile circular route challenged some of the runners and walkers, while the family walk and run followed a 10-kilometer (6.5-mile) course from the park to the boat landing near the state park entrance and back.

It was the first time participants were able to cross over dry-shod from the state park’s Lake Shore Trail to Waccamaw Shores Rd. with the help of the new pedestrian bridge near the Lake Waccamaw dam.

The Sunday 14-mile paddle started at Dales Seafood at 8 a.m. with 35 participants. The 16-mile cycle and the 6.5 family bike ride followed in the afternoon.

The Swim began this morning with 14 participants. TTL X-Treme Challenge was still underway at midday with two four-man teams and two individuals competing. The X-Treme Challenge is the only competitive portion of the weekend and combines all four endurance challenges in one intense day.

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