2017 DRCF Paddle For A Cause

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
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. 

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 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 10, 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.

8:15-9:15 a.m. 

8-mile race registration

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 paddle race: This paddle is all back bay but still challenging. You will start out against an outgoing 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 dock. Please be aware of boat traffic, this is a very popular spot for boaters.

8-mile fun paddle and team relay: Create a team of 2-6 paddlers and participate in a relay style fun paddle. Teams will compete to raise the most funds and the winner will receive bragging rights and a commemorative plaque. Paddling alone? Join in the fun and make the 8-mile round trip.

4-mile paddle: This is a one way trip to the bar and is mainly social in nature. 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.

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.

Paul Giunta121SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jason Howell122SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan White123Prone 14'18-49Guy
Dave Allison124Prone 14'18-49Guy
Jonny Skolnick127Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Sean Duffey130SUP 14'18-49Guy
Josette Lata131SUP 14'18-49Girl
Sofiya Lebedeva136Prone Stock18-49Girl
Chris Digger Atlee138SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tom Forkin139SUP 14'50+Guy
Jon Baker141SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mike May146SUP 14'50+Guy
Todd Desatnick147SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dan Michaluk151Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Joe Randazzo154Prone 14'50+Guy
Jeffrey Taylor166SUP 14'50+Guy
Jeff Buyse168Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Mark Spagnuolo169Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Jacob Filarski170Prone Stock18-49Guy
Greg Errion173SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan Oliver174SUP 14'18-49Guy
Scott Cleveland175SUP 14'18-49Guy
Zack Steiner177SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mike Hutchings178SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Siracusa182SUP 14'18-49Guy
Patrick Kennedy187Prone Stock18-49Guy
Joseph Costa188SUP Unlimited18-49Guy
Daniel Grothues190Prone Stock18-49Guy
Alex Ferencz193Prone 14'18-49Guy
Michael Jacobus195SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brian Pasternak199Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Joe Carney200SUP 14'50+Guy
Matt Kalwinsky201SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bobby Bechtel202SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Joe Lemke207Prone Stock18-49Guy
Rob Hazel208SUP 14'18-49Guy
Erik Kauffman210SUP 14'18-49Guy
Shannon Giunta211Prone 14'18-49Girl
Andrew Baumgartel217Prone Unlimited18-49Guy
Ed O'kinsky220SUP 14'50+Guy
Sonny Dagostino221SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Nate Dirvin223Prone Stock18-49Guy
Mark Temme225SUP 14'50+Guy
Sean Geary228SUP 14'U17Guy
Joe Ward230SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lauren Laielli231SUP 14'18-49Girl
Tom Hoops232SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Tim Clark125SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Chuck Allison126Open18 and overGuy
Sara Allison Maas128Open18 and overGirl
Alexander Gulea129SUP (All)U17Guy
Tira Meyers144SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Brad Jackson145SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Ted Leeds162SUP (All)18 and overAll
Ken Shiles163SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Jim Leeds165SUP (All)18 and overAll
Krista Armstrong172SUP (All)18 and overAll
Gina Volpe176SUP (All)18 and overAll
Keith Hartman180Prone (All)18 and overAll
John Kolbasowski181SUP (All)18 and overAll
William Mcarthur196SUP (All)18 and overAll
Kasey Jeansonne198SUP (All)18 and overAll
Jessica Schmidt213SUP (All)18 and overAll
Chris Maher214SUP (All)18 and overAll
Ellie Schmidt215SUP (All)18 and overAll
Erika Salminen222SUP (All)18 and overAll
Kris Rosu224SUP (All)18 and overAll
Morgan Logue226SUP (All)18 and overAll
Carter Hanin227SUP (All)18 and overAll
Daniel Gallagher239SUP (All)18 and overAll
Julie Land1323SUP (All)18 and overAll
Kate Mattleman1324SUP (All)18 and overAll
Kent Thoensen1793SUP (All)18 and overAll
Danielle Newman137Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Elizabeth Feinstone140SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Monica Titus143SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Christine Cleary152Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Katie Taylor157SUP (All)18 and overGirl
Amanda Baldyga158Open18 and overGirl
Matthew Zappone159Open18 and overGuy
Stacia Paul184SUP (All)AllAll
Eileen Mcguire185SUP (All)AllAll
Ginger Kochmer186SUP (All)AllAll
Tamara Turner189SUP (All)AllAll
Laura Handline192OpenAllAll
Tiffany Williams194OpenAllAll
Kate Mccarron197SUP (All)AllAll
Catherine Aversa205SUP (All)AllAll
Suzanne Mcgettigan209SUP (All)AllAll
Kyle Richardson211SUP (All)AllAll
Anne Condella218SUP (All)AllAll
Nugget Lane229SUP (All)AllAll
Jesse Mcgowan237SUP (All)AllAll
Sara Lands240SUP (All)AllAll
Marie Beamer1611Open18 and overGirl
Kelly Crouch1612OpenAllAll
Jon Beamer1613SUP (All)18 and overGuy
Angie Meraviglia1796Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Katie Taylor1797Kayak Sit on Top (1)AllAll
Anne Condella1798SUP (All)AllAll
Vanina Rimoli1799SUP (All)AllAll
Paul Smith1601AllAllAll
Jack Corcoran1602AllAllAll
Philip Rosenau1603AllAllAll
Rachel Reichanek1604AllAllAll
Robert Reichanek1605AllAllAll
Jennifer Panetta133SUP Unlimited18-49Girl
Marsha Worthington134SUP Unlimited50+Girl
Valerie Giacobbe135AllAllAll
Mary Wachter142SUP Unlimited18-49Girl
Lawrence Goldstein148AllAllAll
Nancy Astin153AllAllAll
Taylor Hennessy155AllAllAll
Jacob Millevoi156SUP 14'18-49Guy
Zachary Weiner164Prone 14'18-49Guy
John Henkes167Prone Stock18-49Guy
Patrick Armstrongjr171Prone StockU17Guy
Tyler Hunter191SUP 14'18-49Guy
Malissa Austin203SUP 14'18-49Girl
Dan Magro204SUP 14'18-49Guy
Stacy Golinski206SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Chad De Satnick212SUP 14'18-49Guy
Alexander Gulea219SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Jennifer Boyce1321AllAllAll
Patrick Armstrong1794SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sharon Garrison1795SUP 14'50+Girl
Paula Axtell150AllAllAll
Krissy Halkes1322AllAllAll
Laurie Egrie1325AllAllAll
Brady Middlesworth1491AllAllAll
Adam Walcoff1492AllAllAll
Jeff Brinberg1493AllAllAll
Eric Ford1494AllAllAll
Tim Friel1495AllAllAll
Heather Pendlebury1791AllAllAll
Renee Thoensen1792AllAllAll
Michele Walter1794AllAllAll

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 10, 2017


Atlantic City, NJ