St. Patty's Paddle Weekend

Join us for the 1st Annual St Patty's Paddle Weekend to be held during the 17th Annual Pig on the Pond. This fun for the whole family weekend long celebration will become a major event for Florida’s water community!


Saturday March 14, 2015

Sunrise Leprechaun Hunt is go at your own pace and is open to ALL paddle craft.

  • You can paddle as much or as little as you'd like.
  • Bring your SUP, Kayak, Canoe, etc. and hunt for the elusive Leprechauns around the shore of Lake Minneola. 
  • When you return to land, enjoy a pancake breakfast which is included with your registration. Those not up for getting on the water but who still want to be a part of and support this wonderful event can purchase a breakfast only ticket.
  • For every Leprechaun found you'll receive a ticket and a chance to win a variety of valuable prizes in our Lucky Leprechaun Drawings.


Sunday March 15, 2015

Break out your lucky stick! The Shamrock SUP races will have a race for everyone! And as this is a charity event to ultimately benefit our little ones, each of our races will have a Parent/Grom division!

  • If you’re feeling the Luck of the Irish then our 5 mile elite race brought to you by WatersEdge SUP, the Big Shillelagh, is your race! 
  • Those looking for a fun time on a pristine body of water and a wee bit less challenging will love our 2.5 mile rec race, the Lucky Shamrock
  • Never raced before but would like to give it a try while staying close to the beach and your friends? Our 1.5 mile race for first time racers, the Green Cloverwill be perfect for you! 
  • We thought the best way to honor our groms was to give them their very own FREE 1 mile race, Revenge of the Leprechauns!
  • Because there's no better way to finish a race than with a sprint, our last race of the day is sure to be just as much fun for those watching from the shore as it will be for those competing in our End of the Rainbow Sprint!
  • Besides great races on a beautiful lake in front of a major event with carnival rides & games, music, food and more, you will also see the some of the hottest & newest products our sponsors will have on display in their booths. And you'll even have a chance to win some of those products in our Pot O' Gold Raffle!


What is the Pig on the Pond?

The annual “Pig on the Pond” event enables more than 20 local non-profit organizations to conduct fundraising efforts at Lake Minneola’s Waterfront Park with approximately 50 sponsors providing much-needed financial support for Youth organizations in Lake County. The attendance has averaged 27,000 people at the event and the organizations have risen over $700,000 since 2003 for scholarships and education for the South Lake community. Proceeds from this year’s St. Patty's Paddle Weekend will directly benefit the Lake County Rowing Association Youth Program, a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Your generous, tax deductible support of this event will provide equipment, coaching, and training needed to develop this competitive program as well as scholarship funding for youths in Lake County. 

For further information -

Pig on the Pond - www.pigonthepond.org

Lake County Rowing - www.rowlcra.org

Orlando Stand Up Paddleboarding- OSUP


Saturday March 14, 2015

Sunrise Leprechaun Hunt 

6:30am - 7:30am  Registration, Check-in.

7:35am  Sunrise, Let the Hunt Begin!

9:30am  Cut Off To Launch Craft

10:30am Last Craft Returns

Breakfast 

8:30am  Breakfast Opens

Lucky Leprechaun Drawings 

11:00am  1st Drawing


Sunday March 15, 2015

Shamrock SUP Races 

8:00am-10:00am  Registration/Check-in

10:30am  Captain's Meeting

11:00am  Big Shillelagh 5 Mile Elite brought to you by WatersEdge SUP

11:10am  Lucky Shamrock 2.5 Mile Rec

11:20am  Green Clover 1.5 Mile 1st Timers

12:45pm  Revenge of the Leprechauns 1 Mile Grom

1:20pm  End of the Rainbow Sprint

2:00pm  Shamrock SUP Races Awards Ceremony

Pot O' Gold Raffle 

3:00pm  1st ticket to be pulled

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jose Antonio1SUP 14'50+Guy
David Rush3SUP 14'50+Guy
Ari Davis4SUP 14'18-49Guy
Robert Norman5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Alyssa Veres6SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Jessica Melger7SUP 14'18-49Girl
Heather Hill8SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Mark Oswalt12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Fisher Grant20SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lou Klinker22SUP 14'50+Guy
Terry Kent23SUP 14'50+Guy
Ward Bates24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sue Sattler25SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Greg Cameron27SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rod Mclain28SUP 14'50+Guy
Rand Perkins29SUP 14'50+Guy
Brandon Runyon32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Casey Hubert33SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Cheryl Spahija2SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Kevin Anderson26SUP 14'50+Guy
Jeff Mueller31SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Asia Rojas34SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Kia Kop35SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Payton Thomas36SUP 14'U17Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Dawn Thomas21SUP (All)Open (All Ages)Girl
Tim Orrange30SUP (All)Open (All Ages)Guy
Justin Elting37SUP (All)Open (All Ages)Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Ari Davis4AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Robert Norman5AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Jessica Melger7AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Heather Hill8AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Mark Oswalt12AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Joy Bullard13AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Jenna Bullard14AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed
Fisher Grant20AllOpen (All Ages)Mixed

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Big Shillelagh 5 Mile Elite brought to you by WatersEdge SUP

 



Lucky Shamrock 2.5 Mile Rec




Green Clover 1.5 Mile 1st Timers




Revenge of the Leprechauns 1 Mile Grom


Clermont & Lake Minneola are located in the center of Florida easy to reach from any point.

  • Clermont is located just West of the Hwy 50 & Hwy 27 intersection.
  • 20 miles West of Orlando.
  • :20 minutes away from Disney World, Universal, and Sea World.
  • Easy access from the Florida Turnpike.
VERY IMPORTANT - A MUST READ

Check in will be at the Clermont Boathouse ***NOT Waterfront Park***
Address is: 1050 Lake Minneola Drive, Clermont, FL 34711

The Boathouse is so new it doesn't show up on Google maps! Yet... Unfortunately that makes it a little harder to find as your GPS will most likely take you a couple of blocks away. So here's a link to some driving directions and some maps which we created to help make your life easier:

http://www.rowlcra.org/driving-directions/



Detailed Directions - From the intersection of Hwy 50 & Hwy 27 -
  • Go WEST on Hwy 50 2.0 miles.
  • Turn RIGHT (North) on County Rd. 561. Look for signs 561, Minneola, Boat Ramp.
  • Go .2 miles and turn RIGHT on to W. Minneola Ave. Look for boat ramp sign.
  • Go .2 miles and turn LEFT into the boat ramp. Look for boat ramp sign.
  • Boathouse sits at the WEST end of the lot and it's the biggest building on the lake!
Shamrock SUP Races - Sunday 3/15

Due to traffic concerns and limited parking around the Pig on the Pond, registration for Sundays SUP races will be at the Clermont Boathouse and NOT Waterfront Park. 
Follow the directions below. 
Once you check in/register you will have two options to get to the race site located at the Waterfront Beach (approximately 1 mile away)
  1. Preferred method - Take full advantage of either of the Boathouse's two brand new low profile floating docks and launch  and paddle to the beach, it's a good warm up distance.
  2. Drive to Waterfront Park after you check in/register at the boathouse. Do a board drop at the beach and return to the boathouse to park. You can then walk, ride your bike, skateboard, etc. down the bike path to the race site. You must follow the driving directions given to you at the registration table to stay out of traffic which may cause you to be late for your race. We will have people to assist you at the drop off to get you in and out as quick as possible.
The Clermont Boathouse is where all participants need to go. ***NOT Waterfront Park***
Address is: 1050 Lake Minneola Drive, Clermont, FL 34711
This is a brand new building (the biggest on the lake) so your GPS may not be totally accurate.
Detailed Directions - From the intersection of Hwy 50 & Hwy 27 -
  • Go WEST on Hwy 50 2.0 miles.
  • Turn RIGHT (North) on County Rd. 561. Look for signs 561, Minneola, Boat Ramp.
  • Go .2 miles and turn RIGHT on to W. Minneola Ave. Look for boat ramp sign.
  • Go .2 miles and turn LEFT into the boat ramp. Look for boat ramp sign.
  • Boathouse sits at the WEST end of the lot. We'll see you there!

When:

Mar 14 to Mar 15, 2015

Where:

Clermont, FL