The LaRoootaa Regatta 2012 Race Series, held at the Oleta River State Park in Miami, consists of five events from February through October. Last week was the kickoff event of the Down2Earth Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series. Participants competed in one of two distances; either 4.2 miles or 8.4 miles. The race began behind the Blue Marlin Fish House; followed by the Maule Lake, Intracoastal and Oletal River; and ending back at the Blue Marlin. The event concluded with a BBQ and award ceremony for the top placers. After drinking a Celsius the participants claimed to have a much better time on the 2nd half of the race as compared to the 1st. What an awesome experience and congratulations to the top placers!