11th Annual Paddle For A Cause

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation 11th annual Paddle For A Cause
presented by Curexa Pharmacy 
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Atlantic City, New Jersey 

The World Paddle Association-sanctioned event has multiple divisions including a grueling 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island, an 8-mile competitive race and two social paddles going eight and four miles through the back bays of Atlantic City. 

Cash Prizes* for the 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island in the following categories:
Mens Open Prone 
Mens 14' and under SUP
Womens Open Prone 
Womens 14' and under SUP

1st = $800
2nd= $350
3rd= $150

*Prizes are contingent upon event sponsorship. If a presenting sponsor is not secured, no prize money will be awarded. To learn more about how your business can become a sponsor please visit thedrcf.org.

Event Details:
The 22.5-mile paddle around Absecon Island pits racers against one another to raise money for cancer while experiencing breathtaking views of the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and Lucy the Elephant. 

The eight-mile and four-mile fun paddles are social experiences designed to help expand the sport of standup paddleboarding in South Jersey. 

Registration is now open for all paddle divisions. Paddlers are required to raise a minimum of $200 prior to entry. Click here to create your fundraising page. The open division welcomes outrigger canoes, kayaks, surf skis and teams of paddlers. See thedrcf.org for information. 

The event was founded in 2008 by Mike May and he designed the course to challenge competitors both mentally and physically and he adopted much of the course from the former Atlantic City Ocean Marathon, known locally as the “Round-the-Island-Swim.”

Once again will are welcoming all paddlers to come out and paddle in one of our many paddle classes and help raise much-needed funds for individuals battling cancer.

There are three WPA-sanctioned race divisions for standup paddleboards - men 14-foot stock, women 14-foot stock and open prone unlimited.

Other paddlers that are welcome in the open division will include outrigger canoes, race kayaks, surf skis and team’s consisting of two but no more than five paddlers in unlimited standup paddleboard.

Check-in for the 22.5-mile solo and team relay races begin at 6:30 a.m. with the race to begin at 8 a.m.   

The 4-mile and 8-mile fun paddles will register 8:15-9:30 a.m. with race to begin at 10 a.m. 

The after party is at 4 p.m. at The Deck at Golden Nugget, entry is included with registration. After party admission is $25 for all others and includes food, entertainment and awards ceremony. 

The Paddle for a Cause is a charity event whose proceeds assist people who are battling cancer. In the event of race or fun paddle cancellation due to weather the funds raised are not refundable. 

Email info@thedrcf.com or see thedrcf.org for information.

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation promotes cancer awareness and assists individuals battling cancer both emotionally and financially. To date, the foundation has raised more than $600,000 and donates 90 percent of its funds to individuals and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center.

The foundation was created in 2001 when Dean Randazzo, a professional surfer from Atlantic City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Since successfully battling the disease four times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world. The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a New Jersey Non Profit and 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to DRCF and mailed to P.O. Box 149, Somers Point, NJ 08244. 

Day of registration / paddler check in 
June 9, 2017 - Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City
Registration area is located at the rear of ground parking lot 

6:30-7:45 a.m.
Registration 22.5-mile race

Please Arrive Early - Course direction will be determined the day before the race depending on the wind forecast.  We will send an email to all paddlers on Friday with the course direction. This is subject to change the morning of the paddle

7:45 a.m. 

Pre-paddle meeting for 22.5-mile race

All paddlers must be on their boards for announcements regarding course direction, safety and any other last minute changes.

7:50 a.m. 

Group photo
All Paddlers on the water for a group photo.

7:55 a.m.

National Anthem

The National Anthem will be played

8 a.m.

22.5-mile around-the-island paddle start

This grueling 22.5-mile race is not for the faint of heart and is a WPA sanctioned competition. Please be sure you have the proper experience level to attempt this paddle. Support boats will be traveling with paddlers. If you cannot finish the race you must exit on a support boat - due to safety risks please do not exit the race via land. Failure to comply with these rules will result in exclusion from the after party and future events.

8:15-9:30 a.m.

4-mile and 8-mile fun paddle registration

9:15 a.m.

8-mile racers on the water meeting

All paddlers must be on their boards for announcements regarding course direction.

9:30 a.m.

8-mile race start

9:45 a.m.

8-mile and 4-mile on the water meeting

10 a.m. 

8-mile and 4-mile fun paddle start

8-mile fun paddle and 4-mile fun paddle: These paddles are mainly social in nature. Get together with a group of friends or come make some new ones. Paddlers will make their way to the Wonder Bar in Atlantic City where they can hop a ride back or paddle the full return trip. There will be a jitney and board transportation provided for four-mile paddlers at the Wonder bar.  You will be required to give your name and number to the volunteer at the Wonder bar. We will check you in as off the course. Do not paddle back once you have checked in if you are registered for the four-mile paddle, you must take the jitney back to the Golden Nugget.

Please review the attached WPA rulebook. These are the rules sanctioned by the World Paddle Association and must be adhered to.

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause WPA Sanctioned Race Divisions are:

The race will be timed by division and gender.

The prize money* will be awarded to the following divisions.

Mens Open Prone 

Mens 14' and under SUP

Womens Open Prone 

Womens 14' and under SUP

1st = $800

2nd= $350

3rd= $150

*Prizes are contingent upon event sponsorship. If a presenting sponsor is not secured no prize money will be awarded. To learn more about how your business can become a sponsor please visit thedrcf.org

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Jason Malick1Surfski Single18-49Guy
Patrick Kennedy2Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Dave Allison3Prone 14'18-49Guy
Ryan White9Prone 14'18-49Guy
Josette Lata11SUP 14'18-49Girl
Nate Dirvin12Prone Stock18-49Guy
Sean Duffey15SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Hertz Malick17Prone Stock18-49Girl
Aj Defilippis18Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Tyler Hunter19SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dan Michaluk20Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Kathy Vallen22Open50+Girl
Joe Carney24SUP 14'50+Guy
Ryan Oliver25SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tom Forkin34SUP 14'50+Guy
Andy Giordano37SUP 14'50+Guy
Scott Cleveland43SUP 14'18-49Guy
Todd Desatnick46SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Jacobus47SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jon Baker51SUP 14'18-49Guy
Zack Steiner52SUP 14'18-49Guy
Carly Scallon54SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tony Duran4SUP Unlimited50+Guy
Jennifer Boyce7SUP 14'50+Girl
Marsha Worthington8SUP Unlimited50+Girl
Jennifer Panetta10SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jayne Lukens13SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jack Masters16Kayak18-49Guy
Zachary Weiner23Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
John Henkes26Prone Stock18-49Guy
Chuck Allison27OC-150+Guy
Sara Allison Maas38OC-118-49Girl
Lawrence Goldstein40SUP 14'50+Guy
Catherine Toogood48SUP Unlimited18-49Girl
Krissy Halkes21SUP (All)18 and overAll
Keith Hartman29SUP (All)18 and overAll
John Kolbasowski30SUP (All)18 and overAll
Charles Jones31Kayak Sit on Top (1)18 and overAll
Jean Wilson42Kayak Sit on Top (1)18 and overAll
Rayelle Walters44SUP (All)18 and overAll
Martin Walters45SUP (All)18 and overAll
Adam Walcoff50SUP (All)18 and overAll
Thomas Keyack53SUP (All)18 and overAll
Erica Hartman5SUP (All)AllAll
Eileen Mcguire6SUP (All)AllAll
Anne Condella14SUP (All)AllAll
Laura Handline28SUP (All)AllAll
Amanda Baldyga32OpenAllAll
Veronica Wetherbee, Amanda Baldyga33Kayak Sit on Top (2)AllAll
Christine Cleary35Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Katie Taylor36Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Danielle Newman39Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Allison Mann41Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Michael Santori49SUP (All)AllAll

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Golden Nugget Hotel
Huron & Brigantine Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Jun 9, 2018


Atlantic City, NJ