About Paddle For Heroes

We hold this annual event to raise funds for collegiate scholarship programs that will benefit our St. Mary’s County First Responders and their families; military personnel wishing to attend the the Warfighters Advance Post-combat Reintegration Program, and the Rotary Club of Leonardtown’s charitable endeavors.

Event day check in and registration begins at 9 am.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019*

Where:  Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay in Leonardtown, MD.

What: The event consists of timed  kayak and stand-up paddle board races on Breton Bay. Racers will start in waves based on type of craft.

How to Register: Pre-register online by clicking the REGISTER button or register in person on the day of the event from 9 am-9:30 am. Race time is approximately 10:15 am.

Online registration is $30, race day registration is $35.

*In case of inclement weather on June 8, the make-up date will be Saturday, June 22, 2019.

See the map below for an overview of the race. The race will consist of three circuits around the course for a total of three miles.

About the promoters

The Rotary Club of Leonardtown, is an avid supporter of our local and international community. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Club’s activities which include: books and scholarships to children, financial support for teachers, and grants to local charities that assist students, veterans and the needy in St. Mary’s County. The Club also continues to play a key role in the development of the St. Mary’s River Three-dimensional Oyster Reef Project. Worldwide, we help with polio eradication, provide clean drinking water to places that otherwise would be ravaged by disease, and sponsor student exchanges to help our young and the young from many lands experience life elsewhere, promoting peace and understanding.  We also proudly sponsored an INTERACT club at Leonardtown High School and a ROTARACT Club at Saint Mary’s College of MD.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is an open-admission, comprehensive regional community college that fosters academic excellence and enhances lives in Southern Maryland.

​The ADVANCE 7-Day™ welcomes Warfighters who require post combat reintegration into everyday life.


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