Winter is here but summer is coming—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 March 31st, your registration fee will be $50; between April 1st-May 30th $60; and June 1st to 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!
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.
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’)|
SATURDAY, 6/23/18 at Holt's Landing State Park in Millville, DE
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!
It is truly inspiring to see the impact Operation Second Chance is making in the lives of our wounded veterans and their families. We at Matan are honored to open our doors and our hearts to such a tremendous organization.Mark Matan, Principal, Matan Companies
Operation Second Chance has served as a primary community partner of Comcast SportsNet for a number of years. The organization does tremendous work for wounded veterans and their families, truly making a difference at a level rarely experienced in the community.Comcast SportsNet
I have the memory of first meeting Cindy permanently etched in my mind. She brought four wounded soldiers to a business dinner 7 or 8 years ago and each soldier stood up and told their story of the heart wrenching and horrific injuries sustained during the war.Tom Plant – President of Paul Davis Restoration of Suburban MD and Washington DC
We are proud to work with an organization who is not only shaping the lives of these wounded, injured, and ill veterans, but is also providing the local community with resources to be able to support the families as well.The Sergeant’s Program