2015 Paddle For A Cause presented by Johnson's Popcorn

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the date for our World Paddle Association (WPA) sanctioned and overall incredible Eight Annual Paddle for a Cause Presented by Johnson's Popcorn!  22.5 mile around Absecon Island Marathon Paddle (WPA sanctioned), Eight Mile Back Bay Fun Paddle and NEW for 2015 we have added a 4 mile social paddle.

Cash Prizes for the 22.5 mile race presented by Johnson's Popcorn!
Mens SUP 14', Women's SUP, Open Prone Unlimited

1st - $1000
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

This is a 22.5 mile paddle around Atlantic City Island (AKA Absecon Island in southern New Jersey), an eight mile paddle and NEW FOR 2015 will be held on June 13,  2015. It will commence at Golden Nugget Marina (Farley State Marina) and will include an amazing after-party to start at 4 pm on the world famous Golden Nugget Deck, prizes for the top finishers in each division of the 22.5 mile race, a silent auction, live music, food, cash bar and so much more! For more information you can visit www.deanrandazzocancerfoundation.org.

No matter what distance you choose the paddler’s commitment is what this 22.5 mile race around Absecon Island is all about!  A minimum of $200.00 fund raising is needed for entry (but we encourage you to raise more).  All paddlers MUST ALSO register at www.deanrandazzo.dojiggy.com. This site make raising funds a breeze!

Paddlers are encouraged to complete the paddle on either a SUP or Prone paddle board, however we do allow other type's of race craft (as long as you paddle it). 

The event was founded by Mike May in 2008 and the course was designed to be a challenge, much like the challenge of what a person with faced with the battle of a cancer diagnosis must endure. However if 22.5 miles is too daunting a task we have an 8  mile social paddle (all back bay paddling to the Wonderbar and back to the Golden Nugget,  which still a challenge in its own right as paddlers will have to go against tide and wind at some point) or choose the 4 mile paddle (one way with the tide) and get a ride back to the Golden Nugget complete with board transportation

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 two WPA sanctioned race divisions for Stand Up Paddle Boards. MEN 14’ stock and WOMEN 14’ stock.

Other paddlers that are welcome in the “open division” will include outrigger canoes, race kayaks, surf skis and team’s (consisting of 2 but no more than 6 paddlers) unlimited SUP.

The 22 mile paddle will begin at 8am.  Paddlers will take on average 5-6 hours to complete the course. The 8 mile paddle will begin at 10 am.

If you live on the bay the DRCF encourages everyone to come out and cheer the paddlers on! You can also attend the finish or after party at the Golden Nugget where you can meet the athletes in person. Tickets to the after party can be purchased for $25.00 at the door. 

The Paddle for a Cause is a charity event whose proceeds assist people who are battling cancer.

In the event of race / fun paddle cancellation due to weather the funds raised are not refundable. 


Day of registration / paddler check in
Registration area is located at the rear of ground parking lot

6:15-7:30 a.m.
Registration 22.5-mile, 4-mile and 8-mile Paddles

Please Arrive Early.

Paddle Start Time:
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

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

7:55 a.m.
National Anthem 

8:00 a.m.
22.5-Mile Around The Island Paddle Start 

All divisions will be starting at once, if you are not racing please give way to the racers.

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.

– One (1) class 14′ or under:  MENS
– One (1) class 12’6″ or under:  MENS

– One (1) class 14′ or under:  WOMENS
– One (1) class 12’6″ or under:  WOMENS

– One (3) PRONE paddle classes, 12′ stock, 14′ stock and    Unlimited

The prize money will be awarded to the following divisions.

Mens 14′ (or under) SUP

Womens 14′ (or under) SUP

Prone – unlimited open

1st – $1000

2nd – $500

3rd – $250

Open Division
kayaks, outrigger canoe, surf ski and lifeguard boats

Please allow the faster racers to start first. Anyone in the open division not on an SUP or prone must start behind the racers.  Thank you for your understanding.

7:45 a.m.

All Paddlers on the water for a photo.

8:15 a.m.
On the water paddle meeting for the 4- and 8-mile paddlers. 

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

8:30 a.m.
4- and 8-mile Fun Paddle Start 

This paddle is all back bay but still challenging. You will start out against an out going tide. You paddle to the Wonder Bar , this is your turn point.(Just south of the Albany Ave. Bridge.)  Then you can ride the tide home!  There will be a water station on the doc. Please be aware of boat traffic, this is a very popular spot for boaters.

4 mile paddlers – there will be a jitney and board transportation provided for you 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, you must take the jitney back to the Golden Nugget. 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Brian Pasternak1Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Dave Allison2Prone Stock18-49Guy
Chad De Satnick3SUP 14'18-49Guy
Todd Desatnick5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tyler Hunter8SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan White9Prone 14'18-49Guy
Jeffrey Taylor11SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jon Greenberg12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Steve Dullack13SUP 14'18-49Guy
Carl Tripician14SUP 14'50+Guy
Robert Flynn15SUP 14'50+Guy
Ricky Laforge16SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kevin Mccarty17SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tina Garcia20Open18-49Girl
Ryan Oliver24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Liam Edwards25SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chad Gallagher26SUP 14'18-49Guy
Hunter Pizagno, Mike Toy29Team of 2U17Guy
Matthew Mahoney30SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jason Chew32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Josette Lata34SUP 14'18-49Girl
Sean Duffey35SUP 14'18-49Guy
Greg Errion36SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ken Liss39SUP 14'50+Guy
Brendan Canavan42Open50+Guy
Ryan Matthews43Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Mike Toy, Hunter Pizagno46Team of 2U17Guy
Dan Michaluk48Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Anthony Galang49SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Lewis Ostrander50Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Rob Kavcic54SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Jacobus57SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Siracusa64SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jon Baker65SUP 14'18-49Guy
Billy Auty68Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Joseph Pacera74SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Kalwinsky75SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kenny Balcerski76SUP 14'50+Guy
Claire Condie77SUP 14'18-49Girl
Joe Ward80SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Temme97SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeff Cowley, Jon Schafer100Team of 218-49Guy
Robin Delgado101SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeff Deron102SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ed O'kinsky103SUP 14'50+Guy
Joe De Stefano104SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tim Schwegman105SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Ahern6SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Doug Hiles7SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Chuck Allison10Open18 and overGuy
Michelle Barbera18SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Caitlin Salerno19SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Dawn Reilly21SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Thomas Reilly22SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Erin Engle23SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Douglas Mccardell28SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Adam Walcoff31SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Evanne Ellenberg33SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Pamela Carson37SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Mike Carson38SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Christine Cleary40SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Cheryl Mcbride41SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Danielle Newman44SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Brad Jackson45SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Maddie Howard47SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Adam Hanafi51SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Dan Barbera55SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Lawrence Goldstein56SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Erica Picking59SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Erika Salminen61SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Heather Green62SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Gretchen Krueger63SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Eric Ransome66SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Jennifer Luff67SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Jayne Lukens69SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Drew Aromando70SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Michelle Aromando71SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Jennifer Boyce72SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Kasey Jeansonne73SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Joe Breitinger78SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Stacy Golinski79SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Matt Newman81SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Joanna Jodar82SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Tricia Piola83SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Rachelle Damminger84SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Kate Juzwiak87SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Whitney Snyder90SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Mike Hutchings91SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Tira Meyers92SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Joe Galang93SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Patrick Armstrong96Prone (All)U17Girl
Samantha Budd98SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Erika Druding99SUP (All)18 and overGirl
David Castellani106SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Dan Gallagher108SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Patrick Armstrong109Prone (All)18 and overGuy
Patrick Armstrong Jr110Prone (All)U17Guy
Michael Modlock111SUP (All)18 and overMixed
Chuck Piola112SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Pam Tracey113SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Wendy Frantz114SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Todd Dwyer116SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Paul Giunta4SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Lori Kent27SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Rebecca Maegerle52SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Eileen Mcguire53SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Arley Dannehower58SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Zachary Veneziano60Prone (All)18 and overGuy
Robin Westcott85Open18 and overGirl
Delia Nelson86SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Laurie Egrie88SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Kimberly O'brien89SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Doug Dannehower94SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Alison Dannehower95SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Denise Gallagher107SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Dan Test Cellucci115SUP (All)18 and overGuy

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 13, 2015


Atlantic City, NJ