Welcome to the 4th annual "Stand Up for Our Schools" paddle board race on beautiful Lower Aetna Lake in Medford Lakes NJ. Come out and share SUP aloha with the friendly fun folks of Medford Lakes and help benefit Medford Lakes Education Foundation's amazing programs for our students. This race is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our town's unique festive atmosphere!
TWO MILE INTERMEDIATE LAP RACE
Flat water race consisting of a water start with two one mile laps on a beautiful lake in Medford Lakes. Prizes awarded to top three male and female racers- regardless of board size or age. Paddlers 13 or younger need a PFD, no one under 8 can paddle alone, anyone younger than 8 must be on the board with someone 18 or older.
ONE MILE BEGINNER COURSE RACE
Two miles too much for you or new to paddle boarding, try the one mile beginner course. Bring whatever board you have to race. Prizes awarded to top three male and female racers- regardless of board size or age. Paddlers 13 or younger need a PFD, no one under 8 may paddle alone, anyone younger than 8 must be on the board with someone 18 or older.
Relay teams consist of 4 paddlers, paddlers under 13 need a PFD, no one under 8 can paddle alone, anyone younger than 8 must be on the board with someone 18 or older
The relay will be run with no more than 12 teams per heat. The top 3 in each heat will battle for the top 3 teams overall. Prizes will be award to the top 3 teams. If registrations permit, we will have a children only race followed by an adult race.
Each team member will need to be registered individually and payment is $10 per individual.
Bring your family! Race in the morning, stay for the day. We will have kids games, moon bounce, DJ on the beach, food, drinks, and a beer garden with live music. All proceeds go to help the Medford Lakes School District
Some Important Information:
While race-day registration will be available on site, pre-registration is highly suggested. It will eliminate delays and confusion on the morning of the race. All children 13 and under must wear a vest type PFD and use a leash. No exceptions.
Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Committee.
Board drop off across from beach with some parking. Additional parking is available and you will be directed as needed.
A Word on Safety:
We are taking every precaution possible to assure the absolute safety of each and every paddler regardless of age and experience. This is a perfect event for first time and new paddlers. We will have boats and lifeguards in the water. We ask that each paddler exercise common sense and caution while participating in this event.
This event is rain or shine. However we may adjust race times based on weather forecast and safe conditions on the water. We will not allow anyone in the water with any threat of thunder or lightening. We may pull people off the water during the race in the event weather conditions justify it.
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"Stand Up for our Schools"