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Water Race Expected To Make Waves

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The twenty-six mile race across Flathead Lake begins tomorrow at 8 a.m., with participation expected to double over last year.

The Epic Shore 2 Shore competition starts in Polson and finishes at Lakeside, but there are also a ten mile, a five mile, and a relay event.

Organizers aim to raise awareness, and funds, for First Descents, an organization that provides free outdoor adventure therapy to young adults with cancer.

Chuck Ludden puts on the event with the help of nearly two dozen volunteers.

His son, Brad Ludden, founded First Descents and plans to race in the five mile loop tomorrow after going the full twenty-six miles last year.

"Tons of prizes, tons of giveaways, tons of raffles--last year there were so many prizes that we couldn't give them all away," said Brad Ludden, "So it's really a good event, a lot of support from our sponsors in that aspect. So everyone kind of walks away a winner so to speak."

Brad Ludden said he hopes to see about one hundred participants out on the water tomorrow.

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