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Return to Goat Island Paddle Festival
On Saturday, June 22nd, Paddle Second Chance will join forces with Walk on Water, and host the next Return to Goat Island Paddle Sports Festival benefiting Operation Second Chance -the LARGEST paddle board, kayak and surf ski race in the Delmarva region.
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 22nd SNOW HILL, MARYLAND
WHO: OPEN TO ALL FORMS OF PADDLING: SUP, KAYAK & SURF SKI
Return to Goat Island will include a short distance children’s FUN race, a 1-mile open race for first-time paddle boarders and a 6-mile recreational flat water race designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler. For those looking to push their limits, there will be a 17-mile flat water race on the beautiful Pocomoke River.
There will be a party-like atmosphere for those also not wanting to paddle but wanting to enjoy a great time outside with family, friends and COMMUNITY. So, join us for a FUN-filled weekend of paddling and outdoor activities on the Pocomoke.
1-mile Warriors Race (beginners)
6-mile race (intermediate/advanced)
17-mile Return to Goat Island Solo (advanced/elite)
Kids FUN race
Race participants will circle Goat Island and then travel farther along the river course, underneath the cover of shade trees, through the scenic water trail of Shad Landing and down river to the turning buoy off Milburn Landing, then repeating the course in the opposite direction.
AWARDS CEREMONY & POST-RACE BBQ CELEBRATION
GET ON BOARD FOR *EARLY* PADDLER DISCOUNTS
**NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION** REGISTER EARLY!
**ALL COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR AND BRING LEASHES & PFD’s**
ABOUT: COMBINING TWO PREMIER PADDLE EVENTS FOR ONE AMAZING CAUSE
Over the past seven years Paddle Second Chance has raised more than $200,000 for Operation Second Chance (OSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving wounded veterans & their families as they recover & transition back to civilian life, including over 40 families from the Delmar region.
For the past three years, Walk on Water has sponsored the family-friendly paddle sports festival to celebrate the paddling lifestyle. The highlight of the event is featuring a race on the Pocomoke River, OPEN to all forms of paddling: SUP, kayak and surf ski. The Festival features live music, great food and beverage vendors, yoga demos and children’s activities. Shad Landing & Milburn Landing riverfront campgrounds are also located in close proximity to the race area.
So, join us on JUNE 22nd in SNOW HILL, MARYLAND. Let us grow together as a community and share in the moments in life that matter.
CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION
To learn more about Operation Second Chance and to make a donation, go to www.operationsecondchance.org. And follow them on social media with #PSC2019
TO LEARN MORE
For more info on Walk on Water, go to www.walkonwatersupco.com. And follow us on social media with #walkonwatersupco and #returntogoatisland
The Town of Snow Hill is a proud sponsor of this event. For more information, go to http://snowhillmd.com/
To VIEW a recap of this amazing cause, click the link — Paddlers Hit The Water To Aid Local Vets
**For more info on Paddle Second Chance, contact Walt Ellenberger (PSC2019 Chair) – [email protected]
**For more info on race day or anything Walk on Water, contact KJ Murphy – [email protected]
We’ll see you there!
From all of us,
Team Walk on Water & Paddle Second Chance
#returntogoatisland #PSC2019 #walkonwatersupco