Cotee River Park to Park Paddle Challenge

When:
April 19, 2015 @ 8:30 am
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Where:
Francis Ave. Park
5580 Frances Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34653
USA
Cost:
$35
Contact:

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The inaugural Cotee River Park to Park Paddle Challenge will benefit both the newly created Bayou Business Association and the New Port Richey Parks & Recreation Summer Camp will be held Sunday, April 19th starting @ 9:00am. Participants will race/paddle a 3.6 mile race course from Frances Ave. Park in New Port Richey to Waterfront Park along the Port Richey Waterfront area. All net proceeds from this race will benefit ongoing efforts to reinvigorate and revitalize the Bayou Business District (www.bayoubusinessdistrict.com) and to support sending local youth the New Port Richey Summer Camp (http://cityofnewportrichey.org/index.aspx?NID=148).

Paddlers from around the state will race kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards starting at Frances Ave. down the Cotee River in this chipped time/heat styled race. Racers and paddlers start at Francis Ave. Park in New Port Richey paddling west up river to Waterfront Park in Port Richey, FL. This will be a timed heat race with groups of 10 paddlers at a time. Participants will be grouped according paddling discipline.

  • The race will be timed by Big Dawg Running
  • Race registration is $35 with $5 off for early bird registration through end of March.
  • Tshirt is only included with online registration.
  • NPR Rec Center is providing safety boaters and water rescue staff.

Equipment corral will be set up at Francis Ave Park for participants to drop their equipment off prior to the race starting at 7:00am. Participants will drop off their equipment at the equipment corral and drive their vehicles to the event parking at waterfront park. Participants will then be shuttled back to Francis Ave Park.

Awards will be given for the following overall and category winners:

  • $175 cash prize for Top Overall Male/Female Finishers
  • Top Overall Male
  • Top Overall Female
  • Top Three Overall Male Paddlers
  • Top Three Overall Female Paddlers
  • Top Overall Youth Male (18 or younger)
  • Top Overall Youth Female (18 or younger)
  • Top Three Overall Recreational Paddlers
  • Top Three Overall Tandem (Two Person) Teams
  • Top Three Overall Stand up Paddle Board Paddlers
  • Top Pooch and Paddler

All Cotee River Park to Park Paddle Challenge participants will receive a commemorative participation plaque, race t-shirt, and a $10 food and beverage voucher for anyone one of the participating Bayou Business District food and beverage establishments.
In conjunction with the various races throughout the weekend a raffle will be held for giveaway prizes donated by Paddlepalooza sponsors.

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