Come join the Florida Competition Paddlers Association for our
Annual Great Pickle Race in Tampa Florida on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This free race has long and short course
options and is open to all paddle craft.
Registration begins at 9:00 am and the race starts promptly
at 10:00 am. The race starts at Rotary
Riverfront Park on the Hillsborough River at Fowler Ave. Long course racers will paddle upstream to
the dam just past the I-75 bridge and back for a total distance of
approximately 11.4 miles. Short course
racers will paddle upstream to the watch tower and back for a total distance approximately
There will be a special award for the “best pickle race
outfit, hat, shirt, accessory, etc.”
Following the race, we will meet for lunch and awards at the
Golden Coral located about 5 minutes west of the park (Address: 11801 N 56th
St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617). There
will be an area reserved for FCPA.
Location: Rotary Riverfront Park, 11700 Terrace Point Ct,
Temple Terrace, FL 33637
Registration: All competitors must register on-site 9-9:45am. Online preregistration via PaddleGuru or
Facebook is appreciated and will help us anticipate the number of participants
Start: 10:00 am
POC: Glennis Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
The FCPA was formed in 1976 to coordinate and promote the
sport of canoe and kayak racing in Florida.
The FCPA hosts approximately fourteen free recreational races across the
state of Florida each year. To be
eligible for the annual points championship, you must be an FCPA member which
costs $10 annually. FCPA members receive
a free meal at the awards banquet and a monthly email newsletter which contains
a race schedule, race results, articles written by members and member classified
FCPA races are very high-stake affairs, with expensive
ribbons awarded to winners in each division.
Annual points champions are awarded a coveted T-shirt during the annual
meeting/awards banquet (following the Silver Springs Race) in December. Divisions are established using the USCA
age/gender designations and the following boat classifications:
Paddle while standing – Paddleboard
Paddle while sitting:
With two-blade paddle – Kayak
With single-blade paddle – Canoe
Outrigger or Highkneel Canoe – Unlimited Canoe
NOTE – All participants are responsible for carrying safety
equipment required by law.