Stand Up for Autism Paddle Race

Online registration for the first annual Stand Up for Autism paddleboard event in Western NC has closed.

You can register in person tonight at the Wild Wing Café Asheville South (located at 65 Long Shoals Road, Arden 28704) between 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and tomorrow morning at Wild Wing Café beginning at 10:00 a.m.


Sponsored and supported by Diamond Brand, Buncombe County Parks and Rec, and Wild Wing Cafe, Stand Up for Autism will raise awareness and funds for individuals with autism and the programs offered to support them through the Autism Society of North Carolina. 

Tonight join us for an evening by the lake including live music, beer, food, and raffle prizes. You can pick up your event packet as well.

  • On Saturday, if you are a paddleboarder (both competitive and non-competitive), sign up for the 3 mile race around scenic Lake Julian.
  • Not interested in racing? Try out a variety of watercraft and boards on the lake by registering for Paddlefest. 
Fees apply for both and include an event t-shirt. Every participant will also be entered into prize drawings!
Friday July 22 schedule

  • 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Yacht Rock Party at Wild Wing Cafe, 65 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704 featuring local breweries (Wicked Weed, Hi-Wire, Oskar Blues and New Belgium), lakeside dinner, live entertainment, and raffle.
  • Tickets are $35 at the door for adults; $15 for kids 11-20; and $10 for ages 10 and under.
  • Packet Pick up will also be available.

Saturday, July 23 schedule

  • Race fees are $30.
  • Paddlefest fees $30.
  • Time TBD - Free yoga classes on your board or lakeside. Registration required and if you plan to do yoga on the lake you must provide your own board.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Outdoor Adventure Vendor Area opens - speak with a variety of vendors and learn about local and regional outdoor activities.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Board Drop Off for racers
  • 10:30 a.m. - Registration open for race and Paddlefest
  • 11:00 a.m. - Paddlefest opens! Try out a kayak, paddleboard, etc. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult.
  • 11:15 a.m. - Race briefing and announcements
  • 11:30 a.m. - Start of 3 mile race
  • 12:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
David Jeffcoat1All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Holly Swanger2All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Kyle Ellison4All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Charmaine Saulsbury7All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Ben Barbour8All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Terry Hasty9All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Kelsey Ammondson10All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
David Jeffcoat1AllAllAll
Lindsey Grossman3AllAllAll
Taylor Nelson6AllAllAll

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Address: 65 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704

From I-40 East or West -
  • Take I-26 South to Exit 37
  • Head east on Long Shoals Road.
  • The Wild Wing Cafe will be on your right.


From Hendersonville -

  • Take I-26 toward Asheville
  • Take Exit 37
  • Turn right onto Long Shoals Road
  • The Wild Wing Cafe will be on your right.


From downtown Asheville -

  • Take Hwy 25/Hendersonville Road south
  • Pass through Biltmore Forest
  • Long Shoals Road will be on the right
  • Turn right onto Long Shoals Road
  • Wild Wing Cafe will be ahead on your left.


When:

Jul 22 to Jul 23, 2016

Where:

Arden, NC