DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
June, 1st 2013
Pre-registration is $50/one event or $80/two events. Add $15 for event day beach
sign-up. Online registration closed on Fri, 5/31 at 8am. Register in-person at our Pre-Party on Fri, 6/1 from 7pm to 9pm at Oceans 234, OR on event day at the south side of the pier from 7am to 9am. Cash or check, CC okay too. Thank you!!
5K Fun Paddle (Estimated time: 30-minutes to 45 minutes)
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a fun race, close
to shore and a great chance to experience racing in a low-pressure environment. Every
racer gets a finishers medal and the 5K results will be applied to World Paddle
Association (WPA) rankings for short course. This is a timed event.
10K Paddle (Estimated time: 1 hour- to 1.5-hours)
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This race is for the more
seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy against paddlers
from all over. The 10K results will be applied to World Paddle Association (WPA)
rankings for long course. This is a timed event.
Rule 7 event (Estimated time: 45-minutes to 1-hour)
We provide the equipment, you bring the stoke! This is a paddler run and regulated event where the winner takes all. However, we toss in enough equalizers and speed bumps that it can be anyone’s day. Rule 7 = No Whining!
Friday, May 31, 2013
Race Clinic at the Wyndham Deerfield Resort (out front)
3:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2013:Participate in a free race clinic by SUP ATX Racing;
learn stroke technique, race strategy and training techniques from two of the best,
Australian champion Kelly Margetts and coach Mick Di Betta.
Social Paddle at the Pier
5:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2013: Meet up with our sponsors and crew for an afternoon paddle. Check out the course, relax and get your groove on for the following days event.
Pre-party Check-in and Bag Pickup at Oceans234
7:00- 9:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2013: Come enjoy a cold beverage, check-in for the event or just hang out and talk story with others from the paddling world. We will be showing clips from new movies, other races and paddling footage from around the globe. There will be raffles, drink specials and giveaways all night.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Race Day
Registration - Deerfield Beach
7:00AM Registration Open: Come on down and check in or signup on the sand if you have not
already registered for the races happening today. Registration will be at the south side
of the International Fishing Pier.
8:00-3:00 PM: The expo is open to the public and will feature gear and products from
some of the top manufacturers in the sport. Demos will be available.
9:00 AM: 5K / 10K Start
11:30 AM: Rule 7 Event Start
1:00 – 4:00PM Awards and After Party: Hosted by our friends at Oceans234, come enjoy a Cold Beverage on the beach at Deerfield. We will start the awards 30 minutes after the last finisher crosses the line. Music and fun 4:00 PM.
5K and 10k are Sanctioned by WPA (World Paddle Association) The following age divisions will receive points for rankings to qualify for both Regional and World Championships in both the 5K Paddle and the 10k Paddle for registered WPA Athletes Recognized.
WPA divisions for these races include:
a) 17 under on all board classes and gender
b) 18-29 on all board classes and gender
c) 30-39 on all board classes and gender
d) 40-49 on all board classes and gender
e) 50+ on all board classes and gender
WHERE TO STAY
Our partner hotel for the event is the Wyndham Deerfield Beach located directly behind the racecourse and expo area. Enjoy an ocean front room overlooking the race day activities. We will have board storage available at the hotel right off the lobby (same as last year). Call and ask for the “paddlers rate” when making your reservations or book your rooms online.
Want to help out? We will love you for the rest of our lives and treat you like the kings
and queens that you are. Contact Joanna - firstname.lastname@example.org for
information and assignment.
POINTS OF INTEREST
-The event location is directly in front of the Wyndham Deerfield Resort
-There are plenty of restaurants, stores and attractions within walking distance of event
-Parking is available at paid lots on a first come first serve basis
-The event does not provide reserved or vendor parking
-NO vehicles on grass or sand (pack a cart and bring some extra bodies)
-Easy load in - load out area for before and after race
-NO Alcohol on boardwalk, dock or in loading areas. All beer must remain in
marked area ONLY. Violators are subject to fines and arrest.