Sunday, September 10: 9:30 AM Start
The 2017 Paddle for Betterment Poker Run sponsored by Sunrise SUP is a family friendly paddle competition; participants paddle courses which vary in difficulty to collect playing cards, the winners will be taking home some fun prizes, so join us for a paddle event where you decide how competitive you want to paddle. It’s a great way to jump start your festival experience, all participants will enjoy festival admission, free parking, a poker run paddle race and two drink tickets to be used at the post race ceremony. Competitors can bring their own boards or kayak or can rent a paddleboard in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org (no board rental sign-ups on race day).
$45 per participant; 18 and under must have an adult present at the seafood festival; 12 and under must have an adult accompanying them on the water, either on the same watercraft or on a separate watercraft paddling with them. Buy your ticket here!
All racers must properly wear a US Coast Guard Approved Flotation Device on their body at all times during the race and follow Coast Guard Regulations for their boat type. All competitors should know their capabilities and make an informed decision to paddle based on the conditions and their skill level; kayaks must have securely fastened, adequate buoyancy to float their kayak horizontally if filled with water; all standup paddle boarders must wear a leash.
8:30 – 9:15 Parking / Gear prep / registration (check-in, sign waivers, rental pick-up)
9:20 – 9:30 Course / Rule review
9:30 Race Start
10:30 Race Ends
10:45 – 11:45 – after party / awards / announcements