Stand Up for Autism Paddle Race 2017

Sponsored and supported by Diamond Brand, Buncombe County Parks and Rec, and Wild Wing Cafe, the 2nd annual Stand Up for Autism paddleboard race will raise awareness and funds for individuals with autism and the programs offered to support them through the Autism Society of North Carolina. 


  • On Saturday, if you are a paddleboarder (competitive or noncompetitive), sign up for the 3-mile race around scenic Lake Julian. Don't have a board? Rentals will be available.
  • 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!

On Friday, August 18, pick up your packet early and join us for an evening by the lake including live music, beer, food, and raffle prizes. To register for the Brew 'N Que Party at Wild Wing Cafe Friday evening click here.

Dancing Trees Yoga will offer a night-time paddle from 9-10 PM behind Wild Wings Cafe. To participate in the night-time paddle you must have previous paddleboard experience. Register at dancingtreesyoga.com (click "Book Now" then click "Autism Society event.") 
Friday August 18

  • 6:00-9:30 p.m.
    Brew 'N Que Party Party at Wild Wing Cafe,
    65 Long Shoals Road
    Arden, NC 28704
    • Packet pickup will also be available.
    • Includes beer sampling with four breweries (Hi-Wire, Oskar Blues, Highland and New Belgium), lakeside dinner, live auctions for a paddleboard, wings for a year, paddleboard tours, brewery tour, and more.
    • Tickets are $30 at the door for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets for the Brew 'N Que Party Party are available here.
    • Dancing Trees Yoga will also offer a night-time paddle Friday on Lake Julian behind Wild Wings Cafe. All boards, gear, and lighting will be supplied for $40.  You must have previous paddleboard experience. Register with the "Book Now" button at www.dancingtreesyoga.com. (Then click "Autism Society event.")

Saturday, August 19

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Free yoga classes on your board or lakeside by Dancing Trees Yoga. Board rentals will be available for $15. To rent a board register with the "Book Now" button at www.dancingtreesyoga.com. (Then click "Autism Society event.")
  • 9:00-10:30 a.m. - Race registration
  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Board drop off for racers
  • 10:45 a.m. - Race briefing and announcements
  • 11:00 a.m. - Start of 3-mile race
  • 11:30 a.m. - Paddlefest opens! Try out a kayak, paddleboard, etc. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult.
  • 12:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony & raffle

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Lisa Cook1251All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Kristin Hall1252All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Sarah Vallely1253All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Les Thornbury1254All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Cyndy Caravelis1255All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Joe Stibler1256All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Kurt Weigand1257All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Ashley Castelvecchi1258All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl
Nathan Champion1259All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Michael Castelvecchi1260All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Scott Darby1261All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Rand Perkins1262All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Charles Lategano1263All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Rudy Ryback1264All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Guy
Wendy Papke Edgington1265All17 & under 18-24, 25- 30, 31 -39, 40-49, 50—59, 60--69 70+ Girl

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:

Aug 19, 2017

Where:

Arden, NC