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Second Annual Lorton Mitchell & Stan Searfus Memorial Paddle Board Races Are This Weekend

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:54 am

Please join Coronado Real Estate Association (CREA) for the Second Annual Lorton Mitchell and Stan Searfus Memorial Paddle Board Races to be held on June 1, 2019 at the Coronado Boathouse located at 1985 Strand Way, Coronado.

CREA started this journey back in August 2017 to honor Mitchell as one of Coronado’s top home builders by raising money for his worthy cause. One of Lorton’s passions was paddling so CREA decided to have an event in his memory. Searfus, was to be the race coordinator as he, too, was passionate about paddle boarding. When meeting him in November 2017 to view the venue, Searfus became so excited that he shared countless ideas and the event was starting to take shape. January 2018, with the untimely death of Searfus, CREA decided to make this memorial for both of these wonderful gentlemen that have given so much to Coronado.

Proceeds will benefit the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (ACCRF) and our local Coronado Surfing Association (CSA).

The goal for this event is to raise $10,000 for the ACCRF and CSA in memory of Mitchell and Searfus. With your support, CREA would like to ensure that the cancer research and the surfing programs for local youths will continue to be available and funded. 
Events of the day will include: a relay race with a team of five, board provided for all teams; a two mile distance race, SUP and prone; a fun run/paddle/swim for those 17 and under; and a lunch and beer garden.

The Schedule for the day will begin with registration, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.. Races will begin from 10 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.. The beer garden will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with lunch offered from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The awards ceremony will be at 1 p.m.

To register visit or go to Annual Lorton Mitchell and Stan Searfus Memorial.

For more information call Caroline Haines at 619-435-5200 or email

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