August, 31st 2013

View Event Results: 5K Results | 10K Results

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Pre-registration is $50/one event or $80/two events. Add $15 for event day sign-up. Online registration closes on Thurs, 8/29 at 9am EST. Register in-person at our Pre-Party at Sequoia on Fri, 8/30 from 6pm to 8pm OR on event day near Sequoia (on the boardwalk in front of Washington Harbour) from 7am to 8:45am. Credit card, cash or check payable to SUP ATX. 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!

Paddle for Humanity is open to Prone/Traditional, SUP, and other Paddlecraft (OC1/2/6, Surfski 1/2, Dory, etc). Awards will be given to the following board classes: SUP Inflatable, SUP Surfboard, SUP 12'6, SUP 14’, SUP Unlimited, SUP Legends 50+ (OPEN), SUP Juniors (OPEN), PB 12', PB 14', PB Unlimited, PB Legends 50+ (OPEN), PB Juniors (OPEN) and OPEN Paddlecraft.

Friday, August 30th, 2013


Social Paddle at Washington Canoe Club

4:00 PM Friday, August 30th, 2013 Meet up with our sponsors and crew for an afternoon paddle. See the course, relax and get your groove on for the following days event.


Venue Location and Website
Washington Canoe Club (WCC)
3700 Water Street,
N.W. Washington D.C., 20007

The WCC is the Nation’s oldest Canoe Club and an unbeatable backdrop!


Note: Bring your paddles and PFDs, but leave your boards at home; there will be plenty of boards provided by our race sponsors for your enjoyment. If you want to reserve a board, paddle and/or PFD… no problem! Please contact Active Nature Adventures to make your reservation.

Pre-party Check-in and Bag Pickup at Sequoia

6:00- 8:00 PM Friday, August 30th, 2013: Come enjoy a cold beverage, check-in for the event or just hang out and talk story with others from the paddling world.

Saturday, August 31st, 2013 - Race Day

Registration – Dockside at Washington Harbour


7:00AM Registration Open: Come on down and check in or signup on the docks if you have not already registered for the races happening today. Registration will be in front of Sequoia and launch will be at designated ramp provided by the Thompson Boat House.

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 atSequoia, come enjoy a Cold Beverage on the waterfront of the Potomac. We will start the awards 30 minutes after the last finisher crosses the line. Music and fun till 4:00 PM.


WPA info


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


Event info



Georgetown’s Washington Harbour
3050 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007



Our partner hotel for the event is the located directly across the host venue on the other side of the Potomac. Enjoy river 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 onlinehere.


Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22209 USA
Be sure to mention the Paddle for Humanity



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 - paddleforhumanity@gmail.com for information and assignment.



-The event location is directly in front of theWashington Harbours
-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 dock(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.

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