REG UPDATE: Online reg closes on Fri, 4/27 at 8am. Register in-person at our Pre-Party on Fri, 4/27 from 6pm to 9pm at the Vivo Rooftop Lounge at DoubleTree Doheny Beach (34402 PCH, Dana Point) OR on event day at Doheny State Beach from 7am to 9am. Reg is $100/three events, $80/two events or $50/one event.
The 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity series kicks off on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. New this year is a three-event platform which consists of the 5K Olympic Distance, DOT Challenge and Chuck Patterson Signature Series 5-Lap Rally Race.
5K Olympic Distance - WPA Short Course (Estimated time: 30-minutes to 1-hour)
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. The 5K results will be applied to World Paddle Association (WPA) rankings. This is a timed event.
DOT Challenge - Open Event (Estimated time: 1- 1.25 hours)
The DOT (Distance Over Time) Challenge is simple: how far can you paddle in 60-minutes to support your favorite charity? Each paddler will be given one hour to complete as many 1.6K (1-mile) laps as possible. A horn will blow at the 60-minute mark; each paddler must complete their lap and proceed directly to the finish line. Paddlers will be ranked by how many laps they have completed and the order in which the final lap was finished. (Ex): Paddler-A was the 5th person to finish 7-laps, Paddler-B was the 3rd person to finish 6-laps, etc. This is not a timed event. Lap count will be based on the honor system.
Chuck Patterson Signature Series 5-lap Rally Race - WPA Long Course (Estimated time: 45-minutes to 1-hour)
The CP Rally will consist of five laps: four around a 1.6K course and one alternate lap that will involve an additional physical and/or mental challenge. The alternate lap will be specific to each location. The individual paddler may choose to complete the alternate lap at any point during the race. CP Rally results will be applied to WPA rankings. This is a timed event.
Sanctioned by WPA (World Paddle Association)
The following age divisions will receive points for rankings to qualify for both Regional and World Championships in both the 5K Olympic Distance and the CP Rally.
a) 17 under on all board classes and gender
b) 18-29 on all board classes and gender
c) 30-39 on all board classes and gender
d) 40-49 on all board classes and gender
e) 50+ on all board classes and gender
Watermans Official Charity Program
Twenty percent (20%) of each paid entry fee goes to the organization that you select when you register. In addition, net event proceeds will be divided among these organizations.
Participating non-profits: Best Day Foundation, Keep Paddlin, Love146, LUNGevity, Navy SEAL Foundation, Ocean of Hope Campaign of the Sarcoma Alliance San Onofre Foundation and Surfrider DC.
Participating associations: Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association, Lake Tahoe Waterman Association and San Clemente State Lifeguard Association.
Event schedule and times
KONA BREWING CO. PRE-EVENT PARTY
Friday, April 27th @ 6PM
Double Tree Doheny Beach (34402 PCH, Dana Point)
- Meet & greet sponsored by Kona Brewing Co
- Pre-reg, check-in and bag pickup.
PADDLE FOR HUMANITY MAIN EVENT
Saturday, April 28th @ 7AM - 4PM
Doheny State Beach
6:00 AM - Parking Lot Open
7:00 AM - Reg Open
7:30 AM - Expo Open
8:00 AM - 5K Olympic Start
10:00 AM - DOT Start
11:20 AM - Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Start
1:00 PM - Kona Brewing Co After Party/Awards/Raffle/Lunch