Organizers of the annual Painkiller Cup and Mini-Painkiller Cup said, unlike former years, the top five winners will not receive monetary prizes this year.
The customary prize money offering was terminated this year because of the hurricanes that hit the territory last September.
Organisers usually give away thousands in cash prizes but this year’s winners will get free tickets aboard inter-Caribbean Airways instead.
The annual Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) event is slated for tomorrow, January 20, and is open to any three-member team comprising a female.
Participants will be competing in two different categories: the Painkiller Cup race which is a downwind run from Trellis Bay to Sandy Cay, and the Mini-Painkiller; a three-mile race from Sandy Cay to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.
Registration for the Painkiller Cup takes place at the HIHO Shop in Trellis Bay from 8 to 9 in the morning. A meeting with racers will immediately follow.
The Painkiller Cup will begin at 10am.
The Mini-Painkiller event is open to any SUP racer on any 14-inch board or shorter.
All racers and supporters are asked to donate some time to clean the trail on Sandy Cay. Cleaning tools will be provided for the task.
Following the event, there will be a prize-giving ceremony and afterparty at Hendo’s Hideout in White Bay.
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