Kayak & Paddle Board Races in MD | Maryland Canoe Race for Cause

If you want to compete in a timed kayak and stand-up paddle board race register for the event today and support our heroes!

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Sponsor a Racer

Help raise funds to benefit the heroes of our community by sponsoring a racer. One second is deducted from the racer’s time for every dollar you pledge.

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Just want to donate to help raise funds to support our heroes? Learn more today!

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Sponsor the Event

Become an official sponsor of our annual event and receive recognition of your support of St. Mary’s County’s heroes on race day.

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Kayak & Stand-up Paddle Board Race

The 2020 event scheduled at Leonardtown Wharf in Leonardtown, Maryland on Saturday, June 13, 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider joining us in June of 2021. As in the past, the focus of the event is to not only raise scholarship funds for First Responders and their families but also to offer military personnel funds to attend the Warfighter Advance™ 7-Day Post-combat Reintegration Program.

Forty percent of the proceeds will finance Rotary Club of Leonardtown charities and public service projects; thirty percent will be donated to the College of Southern Maryland scholarship fund for First Responders; and thirty percent will go to the Warfighter Advance program™.

The 2019 race winners are listed below.

Paddle for Heroes 2019 Race Results

  • Top Male Kayaker – Tyler Stauffer (0:37:40)
  • Top Female Kayaker- Stephanie Simm (0:47:28)
  • Top Female Stand Up Paddler (SUP) – Jenn Houck (0:47:27)
  • Top Male Stand Up Paddler (SUP) – Sam Drury (0:45:50)

Adjusted time winners based on dollars raised:

1.   Matt Scassero (0:41:43)

  2.   Paul Thompson (0:43:18)

  3.   Mike Thompson (0:46.51)


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