|2014 Great Ponte Vedra Paddle for HEAL!
Get Up! Stand Up! Monday, September 1 | 8:00 a.m.
Mickler's Landing Beach Access in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Warning!!! This event is guaranteed to be the greatest, most thrilling, spectacular sporting SUP races and crazy family fun on the Atlantic Ocean EVER!
Those who pre-register by Friday, July 22nd, are automatically entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to North Guana Outpost.
ABOUT THE GREAT & SPECTACULAR PADDLE RACES
The GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE benefiting HEAL is a series of 3 stand-up paddle board races followed by a crazy, fun flotilla race held on Labor Day - Monday, September 1st - at Micklers Landing in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. You are guaranteed to have a total blast if you show up to compete, volunteer, cheer on the racers and take part of the magic of this Paddle Board & Charity event!
Established in 2012, The GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE is one of the largest Stand Up Paddle events of its kind on Florida's east coast. Last year's competition drew an exceptionally fun crowd of nearly 500, including 225 competitors, all for a great cause that helps those with Autism in Northeast Florida.
All proceeds benefit the HEAL Foundation - Healing Every Autistic Life - whose mission is to assist individuals and families living with Autism living in Northeast Florida. HEAL funds educational programs, schools, summer camps and assistance tailored to the needs of those with Autism.
Can't make the event, but want to help a great cause for Autism? DONATE to HEAL!
THE GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE FOUNDERS
Wayne Chattaway ● Jeff Chefan ● Dana Current ● Vince Dirito ● Tim Ellis ● George Garcia ● Frank Greene ● John Jeremiah ● Charlie Jenney ● Steve Lear ● Peter Lewin ● Gary Marcy ● Tom Millon ● Peter Nicandri ● George Norton ● Dennis Ryan ● Chriss Spires ● Bart Walchle
The Third Annual Great Ponte Vedra Paddle was founded by HEAL Board member, Dana Current who recruited 18 founding members to create, organize and execute the inaugural GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE. The group integrated the paddle board competition into a family fun Labor Day event benefiting HEAL.
Get Up! Stand Up! 4 GREAT RACES:
Please note race start times are subject to change.
8:00 a.m. - Registration & Sign-In
8:30 a.m. – 5-Mile Distance Paddle Board Race
9:00 a.m. – 1 Mile Paddle Board Sprint
10:30 a.m. – 3 Mile Paddle Board Race
11:30 a.m. – ANYTHING THAT FLOATS CHALLENGE!
12:30 – Awards, Announcements and Raffle Drawing
GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE Entry Fees:
"Board Caddies" will be stationed at the Mickler's Landing board drop off location; this service is complimentary. SUP Board rentals will be available on the beach.
For further information or to volunteer, please contact us at info@HealAutismNow.org.
Amateurs and beginners are encouraged to participate!
The rules for the SUP races and Anything That Floats Challenge are now available! Download the PDF.
If you are interested in sponsoring the GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE, view our Sponsorship Application.
GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE 2014 SPONSORS:
As of August 21