RETURN TO GOAT ISLAND AND PADDLE SECOND CHANCE JOIN FORCES TO BENEFIT OPERATION SECOND CHANCE
WELCOME TO NEW VENTURES IN 2019
In 2019, Paddle Second Chance will join forces with Walk on Water, combining two great events for one amazing cause, and host the Return to Goat Island Paddle Festival benefitting Operation Second Chance the largest paddle board, kayak and surfski race in the Delmarva region.
Walk on Water is a premier stand up paddle board shop located in West Ocean City, Maryland, offering everything from sales and rentals to group excursions, lessons and SUP Yoga. For the past 3 years, Walk on Water has sponsored the family-friendly paddle festival to celebrate the paddling lifestyle. The highlight of the event is a race on the Pocomoke River, open to all forms of paddling: SUP, kayaks and surfski. The festival features live music, great food and beverage vendors, yoga demos and children’s activities. There will be a party-like atmosphere for paddlers and supporters wanting to enjoy a great time outside with family, friends and community.
This will be the fourth year that The Town of Snow Hill has hosted Return to Goat Island. The support from the Town and its citizens has been tremendous and Byrd Park is the perfect venue for such an event. A charming small town nestled on the south banks of the Pocomoke River, the quaint and historic downtown has numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, and B&Bs. Shad Landing and Milburn Landing riverfront campgrounds located near the race area offer additional accommodations, along with a variety of recreational activities.
Return to Goat Island Paddle Festival will take place on Saturday, June 22nd in Snow Hill, Maryland. It will include a short distance children’s fun race, a 1-mile open race for first-time paddleboarders and a 6-mile recreational flatwater race designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler. For those looking to push their limits, there will be a 17-mile flat water race on the beautiful Pocomoke River. Race participants circle Goat Island and then travel farther along the river course, underneath the cover of shade trees, through the scenic water trail of Shad Landing and down river to the turning buoy off Milburn Landing, then repeating the course in the opposite direction
The scenic Pocomoke offers a tranquil and protected course surrounded by the relaxed yet lively atmosphere of Snow Hill’s Byrd Park. Goat Island is situated in the river immediately adjacent to Byrd Park and is home to one or two goats, forever enjoying their view of their new-found entertainment Paddle Sports on the Pocomoke.
For event information, registration and ‘early board’ discounts, go to https://paddleguru.com/races/ReturntoGoatIsland2019. To learn more about Operation Second Chance go to https://operationsecondchance.org/. And follow us on social media with #PSC2019 via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information on Walk on Water go to www.walkonwatersupco.com and the Town of Snow Hill at http://snowhillmd.com/
PADDLE SECOND CHANCE 2018 RECAP:
PSC Friends and Family:
Thank you for managing the weather change-up pitch and participating in arguably the best water conditions we had since our inception six years ago. With your support and participation on and off the water, I am happy to report we raised over $ 50,000 for our local Wounded Veteran Families living on the Delmar Peninsula. Job well down!
Here are the race results for PSC 2018:
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