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

If you want to compete in a timed canoe, 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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Canoe, Kayak & Stand-up Paddle Board Race

Paddle for Heroes 2018 overall results may be found at http://www.bluepointtiming.com/2018/06/09/1528560780000.html

The 2019 event will be held at Leonardtown Wharf in Leonardtown, Maryland on Saturday, June 8, 2019 (rain date Saturday, June 22, 2018). 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™.

Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board Race

The race will take place on Breton Bay, starting and ending at the Leonardtown Wharf.   After registering racers are encouraged to raise funds for the event by soliciting pledges from their friends and family using their favorite social media platform.  Every dollar raised through pledges will lower the racer’s time by 1 second.

Awards – There will be an awards ceremony for race participants at the conclusion of the race.  Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the men & women in three age groups (17 and under, 18-64, 65+) with the fastest race times.

Trophy – A trophy will be awarded to the participant with the fastest race time which is the racer with the lowest combined time of race time minus the seconds  earned for each $1.00 donation credited to them.


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