The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation 10th annual Paddle For A Cause
presented by Curexa Pharmacy
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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
*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.
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.
New this year is a competitive 8-mile race through the back bays.
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 race begins at 6:30 a.m. with the race to begin at 8 a.m.
The 8-mile race registration will run 8:15-9:15 a.m. with the race to begin at 9:30.
The 4-mile and 8-mile fun paddles and 8-mile team relay race 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.