IMPORTANT NOTE: Island Paddle Fest has been delayed this year. We will update this website and send an email blast when registration has been reopened.
The Island Paddle Fest is a 5.5-mile kayak, canoe, and paddleboard race around "The Island" in historic Columbus, Mississippi. The race will begin and end at the Riverwalk.
Early-bird registration of $40 has been extended to May 12, 2017. Register before May 12 for the best price and guaranteed t-shirts on race day. Registration cost from May 13 - June 2 is $45. Day-of registration is $50.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The kayak and canoe races will begin at 9 a.m., and the paddle board race will begin at 9:15.
All proceeds benefit Lowndes County Imagination Library, a nonprofit that focuses on early childhood literacy.
**Please note this is a Bring Your Own Boat event, so don't forget to bring your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard! Life vest required to race.**