Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD – East Beach
Due to the potential weather challenges in the most recent forecast, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Bay Bridge Paddle for this Saturday. The safety of our racers is our highest priority and due to the high winds expected, we believe that not only would the race be a challenge for all of our participants, it would also pose a challenge for our safety boats.
So, what does this mean for your race registration?
Though our website states that we do not offer refunds, we care about you and hope you will continue to be a part of future Bay Bridge Paddles. Therefore, we are offering 2 options so that you can decide what’s best for you.
All clinics will be full refunded. Please email Daryl (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Saturday, September 23rd with your choice. If we do not receive a response by that date, your default option will be to defer your registration to next year.
Again, we are extremely disappointed to have to send this email but we feel this is the safest decision.
The Bay Bridge Paddle team
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The Bay Bridge Paddle proudly supports the Foundation for Community Betterment.
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|The Span (Elite)||$90||$100||$115|
|The Steamer (Intermediate)||$70||$80||$90|
|The Soft Shell (Recreational)||$50||$60||$70|
Packet Pick-up – 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Sandy Point State Park East Beach
4:30-6:30p Terry Kent Outrigger Canoe Race Clinic • Improve Your Stroke, Power &
4:45-6:15p Kim Barnes SUP Race Clinic • Optimize Your Race Stroke for Speed,
Endurance & Efficiency
4:45-6:15p Eri Tenorio SUP Race Clinic • Level Up Your Race Performance in Open
Click on Registration Button above to Register for Clinics and more information.
(Race site) Sandy Point State Park
No, admission to the event is by pre-registration only. Day of Registration is not available. Registration ends at 8pm on Tuesday, September 20th.
Entry fee covers cost of the race. In addition, each racer will receive racing swag, breakfast and Post-Race Refreshments (Beer & Soft Drink Tickets) and awards party after the event.
If you are interested in renting, we have partnered with Capital SUP for your rental needs. Please clink on this link, Bay Bridge Paddle rentals from Capital SUP, to reserve your craft.
Clinics and Schedule – TBD
Spectators will be allowed in the spectator area. However, pets are not allowed in the Park. There will be food/drinks available for purchase for spectators as well.
Yes, Parking is $20 per car as charged by Sandy Point State Park. Each participant will be sent a parking pass for one car only that can be used for that racer.
Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point State Park.
The Span is an 9+ mile race for Elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge; racers should have significant experience in diverse, challenging open water weather conditions and completing long distance races.
No. We have many classes for paddling, including SUP, Prone, Surfski, Sea Kayak and OCs, depending on the particular course.
|Elite (The Span)||$90||$100||$115|
|Intermediate (The Steamer)||$70||$80||$90|
|Recreational (The Soft Shell)||$50||$60||$70|
The race will take place in the morning with start times between 8:00 and 11:00 (weather dependent). Please see the race schedule above for specific times and make sure to attend the 8:00am racer briefing for any updates.
The Elite Race is out to the eastern shore, around a bouy, and back to Sandy Point State Park. No transportation is necessary.
Yes. There will be some food available for purchase.
We will have lots of fun land and water activities the day of the event. We do have a recreational course that anyone can paddle. It is a less stressful and fun paddling experience. We may have other board demos at the event as well, so we hope you will come out and join us!
We are currently working with sponsors and should have more information shortly.
We are working with our sponsors on discounts and will pass any along that we receive. Please stay tuned.
Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase on-site for spectators (Breakfast is included in event price for racers). Groceries can be purchased off-site around Annapolis and Arnold.
There are many wonderful restaurants in the Greater Annapolis Area.
Yes! There are discount rooms available for our customers at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson. Simply go to radissonhotelsamericas.com/countryinn, put in Annapolis for destination and use the Promotional Code = ABC23.
There are a limited number of vendor positions available. Please contact us if you are interested.
Refunds are not allowed, however you can transfer your bib.
Yes, our paddle benefits the Annapolis Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment. The Foundation for Community Betterment is a national organization dedicated to engaging individuals of all ages in community enhancement by creating an immediate, positive impact on the lives of individuals or organizations that share our philanthropic vision, but who currently lack the means to succeed.