Return to Goat Island 2017

**NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION** **All competitors are required to wear and bring leashes and PFD's**. 

There are quite a few adjectives which can be used to aptly describe the sport of paddling boarding- some of the most obvious being fun, joy, even aloha (for those bringing the Hawaiian spirit to the East Coast)- but as anyone involved in the sport will tell you, the primary way to describe it will and forever be... community​​​!

​It isn't so much about who wins or who loses- rather, it's about bringing people together to experience a beautiful outdoor activity, share in the struggle and triumph of the course, and the feeling of exaltation once you and your fellow racers cross the finish line. It is very much a shared experience, blurring the lines between age and skill level. Ask any racer and they will tell you it is the welcoming atmosphere surrounding each race which becomes imprinted on their minds- sprouting motivation to train harder, go longer, and push their fellow racers through their previously unforeseen limits. We are all involved in this beautiful sport not only to help ourselves but to also help those around us as well. And because of these attributes, the sport of paddle boarding often stands alone as unique.

With that being said, we at Walk on Water hope to continue this tradition with our first ever "Return to Goat Island" Paddle Sports Festival. Located in downtown Snow Hill the "Return to Goat Island" SUP race is celebration of the paddling lifestyle. Which means we are open to all forms of paddling: SUP, prone, kayak and OC-1. On Saturday, races will consist of a short distance/kids race (On giant inflatables provided by Walk on Water), a 3 mile open race,  and for those looking to push your limits there will be a 17 mile race with two classes- solo or 2 person team. All racers have a chance at winning $5,000 in cash & prizes and also a chance to name a Goat!!

However, the fun does not stop there! Throughout the weekend we will be including a party-like atmosphere for those not wanting to paddle but still wanting to enjoy a great weekend outside! Featuring live music, great food, fun for the entire family and even discounted rates at the camp grounds located in close proximity to the race area.  The two camping locations near the race event are located at Shad Landing and Milburn Landing (more information posted below) As you can see, there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy a beautiful weekend with friends and family!


I know what you're thinking. Sounds great! I'm in! But...why is it called "Return to Goat Island?" 

Fair question. Well, this is where things get interesting. The island situated at the center of the Pocomoke River, which is the location for the race, is home to one or two lonely goats. They're often seen running freely through flower spotted fields, wind flowing through their locks, as they stare up at the sky and let out a loud "meeh"- or you know, whatever noise goats make. It's kind of like that... except not. Really they just lay around all day and chew their food forever. But that is why they need some new blood on the island- shake things up! Inject some youth! They need a new friend!!

And that is where you come in. Winners of the Goat Island race have the honor of winning their very own goat to live on the island and the best part is- you get to name it! Now that is a prize worth mentioning! Just make sure you give him a good name. You know, don't name the goat..."Goat." Let's all collectively rule that one out now. Be creative! He's the one that has to live with it!

So come join us for a fun-filled weekend of paddling and outdoor activities on the beautiful shores of the Pocomoke River. Let us grow together as a community and share in the moments in life that matter. 

Schedule of Events:

Friday June 16th
Packet pickup/Meet and Greet at Byrd Park in Snow hill from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sat June 17th
7:30am - 8:30 am Race registration and packet pick-up
8:45am Racers meeting
9am Elite race start 
9:15 am Recreational racers meeting
9:30 am Recreational Race start
10:45 am Kids race meeting
11 am Kids Race
11 am Flow Motion Yoga
Lunch available with registration ticket or for purchase
1:30 - 3:30 Lauren Glick band 
2:30 pm Awards Ceremony

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Alexandra Wehling1SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jenny Handy2SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Colette Outten4SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Angie Didier5SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Wayne Best6SUP 14'AllGuy
Jess Ritchey7SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Lori Rodey8SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Jennifer Watson9SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Melinda Brennan10SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Rebecca Clemson14SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Lisa Minker17SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Susanne Williams20SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Samantha Stewart21SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jessica Morgan23SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jack Heisler27SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Morgan Lang28KayakAllGirl
Lauren Cahalan29KayakAllGirl
Wendy Wickham30SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Sheila Mcshane31SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Lisa Cohan33SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Laura Burton34SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jeanna Leigh35SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jaime Davis36SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Kris Ohler37SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Bill Rosser39KayakAllGuy
Amy Lang43KayakAllGirl
Ray Barnett46SUP 14'AllGuy
Peter King47SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Andrew Novak50SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Todd Maciejewski52SUP 14'AllGuy
Caroline Karditzas53SUP 12'6"AllGirl
William Karditzas54SUP 12'6"AllGuy
David Snyder57KayakAllGuy
Diana Serres58SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Dave Wisniewski60SUP 14'AllGuy
Grorge Norberg61SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Angelique Karditzas62SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jason Scopp63SUP 14'AllGuy
Nicole Wagner64SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Carol Elliott65SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Jessie Benson66SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Dean Pierson68SUP 14'AllGuy
Richard Burke72Prone (All)AllGuy
Mark Caplan73SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Sonia Montes De Oca74SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Rachael Minnich75SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Matthew Miller76SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Utaw Cook77SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Joyce Cahalan78KayakAllGirl
Julie Coyle80SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Julia Calvert83SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Brian Foley84SUP 14'AllGuy
Carolyn Turner86SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Cortney Butler87SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Christopher Shipp88SUP 14'AllGuy
Mike Clarke90SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Patrick Lyden91SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Jim Rittling92SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Kimberly Ayers93SUP 12'6"AllGirl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Matthew Mcosker3SUP 14'AllGuy
Emerson Smith11SUP 14'AllGuy
James Rogers12SUP 14'AllGuy
Neil Macindoe15SUP 14'AllGuy
Brian Moran19SUP 14'AllGuy
Matt Nacy22SUP 14'AllGuy
John Kilian32Surfski SingleAllGuy
Travis Turnbaugh38OC-1AllGuy
Bryan Barton41SUP 14'AllGuy
Christopher Sleat42Surfski SingleAllGuy
Steve Dullack44SUP 14'AllGuy
Corrine Banks48SUP 14'AllGirl
Mary Howser49SUP 14'AllGirl
Anthony Galang51SUP 14'AllGuy
Charlie Johnson56Surfski SingleAllGuy
Jim Calvert59SUP 14'AllGuy
Justin Markel67SUP 14'AllGuy
Chris Moylan69SUP 14'AllGuy
Tim Burke71SUP 14'AllGuy
Kevin Rawls79SUP 14'AllGuy
Joe Ward82SUP 14'AllGuy
Daniel Rapp85SUP 14'AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Chris Sperry, Jeff Cook13Team of 2AllGuy
Meredith Brandt, Scott Jorss16Team of 2AllMixed
Malissa Austin, Scotty Scott18Team of 2AllMixed
Dawn Ehman, Courtney Clarke24Team of 2AllGirl
Michaela Carpenter, Matt Jones25Team of 2AllMixed
John Mikulski, Paul Suplee26Team of 2AllGuy
Julie Borsetti, Alex Young40Team of 2AllMixed
Elizabeth Poacher, Bruce Poacher45Surfski DoubleAllMixed
Lindsay Cook, Laura Drossner55Team of 2AllGirl
Chris Sperry, Jeff Cook70Team of 2AllGuy
Jason Phipps, Erik Kauffman81Team of 2AllGuy
Carleen Birnes, Eric Mone89Team of 2AllMixed

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.





When:

Jun 17, 2017

Where:

Snow Hill, MD