Paddle Second Chance


Welcome to Paddle Second Chance 2018:

Spring is in the air I hope. It’s time to dream of those warm days on the Indian River Bay and another great Paddle Second Chance fun race and fundraiser on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at Holt’s Landing State Park.

We're officially open for early paddler registration! If you register now through May 31st , your registration fee will be $60 compared to June 1st thru race day $70. This year we're offering incentives to raise funds for our great cause and non-profit group Operation Second Chance, which is dedicated to helping local Delmar wounded veteran families. For registered racers raising over $250, your registration fee will be credited back to you. Any racer that raises over $250 will also be eligible for notable prize drawings at the event and our top racer or group fundraiser will receive a special award and event recognition.

Spread the word and get onboard, it's never too early to help the cause!

About the event:

Race day for Paddle Second Chance 2018 will be Saturday, June 23rd at at Holts Landing State Park in Millville, DE. In case of inclement weather or unsafe water conditions, the rain date will be Sunday, June 24th at Holts Landing. Racers will have the opportunity to compete in the Elite (5.0 miles), Open (2.5 miles), or Sprint (1.0 mile) race events for SUP, kayak, and surfski. The race venue will be open at 8:30 AM for check-in, packet pick-ups, numbering, and same-day registration. The day will wrap-up with an awards ceremony and community picnic for all those in attendance.

Over $5,000 in cash and gifts will be awarded to the top three performing athletes in each division and board class. Each division and board class must have at least five (5) registered participants to qualify for awards.

The race will feature the following divisions and board classes:

Elite, 5.0 miles
SUP (14' and 12'6" boards)
Kayak (over 16’)
Open, 2.5 miles
Recreational kayak (under 16’)
Sprint, 1 mile
Recreational kayak (under 16’)

Schedule of events:

SATURDAY, 6/23/18 at Holt's Landing State Park in Millville, DE

  • 8:30 - 10:00AM: Racer check-in and late registration
  • 10:00 - 10:30AM: Racer warm-up (self-lead)
  • 10:30 - 10:45AM: Opening remarks and race instruction
  • 10:45 - 10:55AM: Transition to start

  • 11:00AM - 1:30PM: Race events will have a staggered start
  • 11:00AM: Elite start for kayak and surfski
  • 11:05AM: Elite start for SUP
  • 11:10AM: Open start for SUP and recreational kayaks
  • 11:15AM: Sprint start for SUP and recreational kayaks

  • 2:00 - 4:30PM: Award ceremony and community picnic
  • 4:30 - 5:00PM: Clean-up and departure

For driving directions to Holts Landing State Park, please visit: DE State Parks, Holts Landing State Park

We look forward to seeing you this June!

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