“Up the River with a Paddle”

“Up the River with a Paddle”

First-Ever Paddling Race on the St. Sebastian River

Nov. l9th

A Fun-Raiser and Benefit for By the River

SEBASTIAN, FL, OCTOBER 11, 2011 — “Up the River with a Paddle,” the first-ever paddling race on the beautiful St. Sebastian River, is coming up on Nov. l9th. It is open to competitive and recreational paddlers of all ages and skill levels – Kayakers, canoers, paddle boarders and anyone who can make it up the river with a paddle! Grab the family and enjoy this fun day on the river with food, entertainment, raffle and prizes.  Races include short and long distances and the “Beat Mike Beck Challenge” for cash prizes. Groups, clubs and businesses can compete for the title of “Best Team in the County” in a giant, Elephant Canoe. The event will be held on Nov. l9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dale Wimbrow Park, 11805 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL. It is sanctioned by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and is being coordinated by Florida Outdoor Center.  Proceeds will benefit By the River, the area’s independent residential community for low-income seniors (for more information, please visit www.BytheRiver.org). Organizers aim to draw paddlers from around the state and make this an annual community-wide event. Entry fees begin at $5 for kids under l4. Entry fee discounts will apply for ACA members (and includes ACA insurance for all racers).  Boat and paddle board rentals are available and t-shirts and Swag Bags will be given to racers who register by Nov. l0th.  For more information or to register, please visit www.flocracing.com or call Florida Outdoor Center at 772-202-0220 or By the River at 772-559-2680.

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