Photo courtesy of www.paddlesecondchance.com.
Paddle Second Chance is a paddling festival benefitting Operation Second Chance, a non-profit group committed to serving wounded veterans transitioning back to active duty or civilian life. The event, which began in 2013 as Paddle Fenwick, will be held on Saturday, June 25, at Holt’s Landing State Park in Millville, DE and will feature various paddling races for both SUP and kayak, and a corn hole toss tournament.
Races include an Elite 5.0-mile (for the fast and furious) and an Open 2.5-mile (for the fun and festive) SUP and Kayak Race, a Kids SUP Fun Race, and a Co-ed Team Race (strictly for SUPSquatch bragging rights). Whether this is your first race or you are a seasoned paddler, this is a great chance to come together for a wonderful cause and have a fun time on land and in the water. If you don’t have your own board, you can rent one from one of the area’s local paddle companies.
Check in on race day begins at 8:30 a.m. with the first race starting at 11 a.m. Food will be provided by Surf Bagel and Bethany Blues, beverages provided by LandShark/NKS Distributors, and entertainment provided by DJ Smokey. Local vendors will also be there. The day will wrap up with an awards ceremony for top finishers in each division and board class, and a community picnic for all those in attendance.
Participants are invited to The Starboard in Dewey Beach on Friday, June 24 from 4-8 p.m. for happy hour, registration, and packet pick up.
Visit the website for complete race and rental information, to donate, or to register.