Brace yourselves: The Aiken Lobster Races are back

Friday, Feb. 9, 2019

AIKEN, SC (WRDW/WAGT) -- You'll have to wait a year, but Aiken's world famous Lobster Races are coming back after an extended hiatus.

Word on the return of the event comes straight from the co-founder Todd Stilp.

Stilp said the event will return in May 2020 on the day before the Kentucky Derby.

The event has been on hiatus since 2014 and was cancelled then because it was "too popular," event organizers said.

The popularity of the event forced a rethinking of the logistics of the event which has brought over 10,000 people to the city.