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Clear Lake Iowa Paddlefest 2019
July 27 @ 12:00 am EDT
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Clear Lake Iowa Paddlefest 2019!Key Notes:Date: Saturday, July 27thTime: Packet pick up/check-in is 8am-9:30am. Start time @ 10amLocation: PM Park/Tiki Bar, 15297 Raney Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddle Boards allowed5mi and 3mi courses plus a free youth paddle short course Kids can ride along with an adult for freeWe are excited to announce that last year thanks to you and our sponsors we were able to raise over $1,000 for Make-A-Wish! A portion of all entries will go to help support Make-A-Wish. Their Mission Statement is “Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.” You can read more about their story at www.wish.org The best way to experience Clear Lake is by being on the lake. Grab your paddle and join the fun for our 2nd annual Paddlefest event! Explore the shores on your kayak, canoe, or SUP on either our 5mi or 3mi course. Bring the kids along too for the youth course. Check out our Course Map tab to see our routes. See our Schedule tab for our race day line up. Need to rent a kayak, canoe, or SUP? We will have some for rent, but there will be limited availability! This is a FUN ride! No pressure on what your time is. We are timing it for those who wish to make it more of a challenge. Our goal is to promote an active lifestyle while enjoying our beautiful lake that we are blessed with. This is a great opportunity for water sport enthusiasts to come together and have a good time! Afterwards, stay and celebrate your finish with food, drinks, family, and friends! -Entry Fee for the 3 mile course is $35 per paddler and $40 race day-Entry Fee for the 5 mile course is $40 per paddler and $45 race day-FREE Youth Course-(Please register in advance for easy check-in race morning BUTRACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE ALLOWED) Registration Includes:Race t-shirt (Must be registered by July 1st to be guaranteed a shirt)1st place award for each age group in each category Male and Female***New this year we will have Male and Female age group awardsFood and drink for participantsRaffle Prize: Participants will have a chance to win prizes donated by our sponsors and supportersFun day on Clear Lake and opportunity to meet other paddlers!Race StartThe 5-mile paddlers will start first. The 3-mile paddlers will follow. The order of the paddlers will be: 1) Stand up paddle boards2) Canoes3) KayaksThere will be 3-minute intervals between each category. Please see our Schedule tab for more information. CourseIt will be held along the south shore of the lake. It will be marked with mile markers and turn around buoys. As you complete the course, keep the buoys on your left side. We will have aid boats and sea doos on the course in case you have any questions or need assistance after you start. The CLFD will also be patrolling in their red boat in case of any emergencies. Please see our Course Map tab for pictures of our routes. Weather PolicyIn the case of thunderstorms the day of the race, a weather delay of 30 minutes to one hour may be set in place. We will not send racers onto the water if lightning persists. In the event of cancellation, we cannot offer refunds. T-shirts will still be given out to all who registered in time to secure one. Following that deadline, t-shirts will be available while supplies last. For more information on paddling in Iowa, you can navigate to the Iowa DNR website http://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking Questions??? Contact Jake at 641-231-1414 or [email protected] out our AMAZING sponsors and supporters below