Stand Up for Autism - SUP Race 2017

The event will feature Elite and Recreational races, which are open to the general public. This year we will include an open class for OC, Surfski and kayaks. Limited paddleboard rentals will be available on a first-reserve basis. The race is sanctioned by the World Paddle Association (WPA) and will be the third regional points race on Lake Norman.


“It is very exciting to see our local paddlers and the community participating to contribute to this important cause,” said Rob Bennett, event director and owner of My Aloha Paddle and Surf.


Stand Up for Autism will support IGNITE, a community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome. IGNITE offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for its members. But most importantly, IGNITE offers a social environment in which members can connect with others and experience a sense of community. IGNITE is operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina and was founded in 2012 by NASCAR champion crew chief Ray Evernham, whose son, Ray J, has Asperger’s Syndrome.



To learn more about sponsoring or volunteering, please contact All event proceeds will benefit the IGNITE community center and the Autism Society of North Carolina.



·         Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. A prevalence study by the CDC indicates as many as 1 in 58 8-year-old schoolchildren in North Carolina may be diagnosed with autism.

·         For more than 45 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC works to directly improve the lives of individuals affected by autism by providing advocacy, education, and services.

For more information, call 1-800-442-2762 or visit



Paddle Board Events

6.2 Mile Elite Long Course  Same Course as  2015-2016

SUP, Open Class

2 Mile - Recreational Race/Short Course -same course as 2016

SUP, Open Class

1 Mile Kids SUP race 13 to 16 year old (pending approval)

.5 mile kids SUP race ages 8 to 12 year old (Pending approval)

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER - SAVE MONEY and help us be prepared.

7am to 7:50am Check-in

7:30 Silent Auction Begins

8:00am Welcome from Ray Evernham/Ignite Foundation

8:10am Safety Meeting and Course instructions

8:20am Elite Paddlers line up

8:30am Recreational Paddlers 

10:15 Kids race .5 and 1 mile race start

10:30 am Silent Auction Ends

11:00am Live Auction with Ray Evernham

11:15am - Awards and Thank you

11:30am Luau Lunch with the Aloha Island Hula Girls 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Mitch Bechard1SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Ken Bowman2SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Nathan Champion4SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Daniel Ancheta18SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Peter O'donnell27SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Mike Hill29SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Allen Barnette32SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Mac Barnhardt37SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Quenton Johnston42SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Eric Johnston45SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Eric Carter46SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Patrick Camatcho50SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Michael Castelvecchi51SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Matt Cesmat52SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Ernie Eller54SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Johnny Peterson60SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
John Carter62SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Ray Evernham64SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Tony Peters70SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Morgan Crawford72SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Jim Russell79SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Rand Perkins84SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Corey Curtis86SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Jamie Penland91SUP 14'Open (All AgesGuy
Walt Hickman12SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Mark Mclaughlin28SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Dr Rob Cynowa33SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Fuz Burgdoff36SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Scott Sanders48SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Tim Buhler63SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Jay Stephens80SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Eric Ford82SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Charmaine Saulsbury35SUP 14'Open (All AgesGirl
Karen Wilson44SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Jacqueline Shomaker57SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Jennifer Kessler61SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Amanda Reinhardt73SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
April Zilg85SUP 14'Open (All AgesGirl
Michelle Buchanec26SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Sherry Pollex30SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Somer Nutt71SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Renee Branem88SUP 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Jonah Kakitsis17SUP Under 12'6"U16All
Adam Piepkorn67SUP 12'6"U16All
Aiden Zimmerman75SUP Under 12'6"U16All
Marko Ojanen13SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Charles Anderson15SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Loren Stauffer19SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Steve Pegram23SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Jason Snead34SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Tom May41SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Rodney Musser47SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Clay Moore49SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Gilbert Vinluan53SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Mark Hickman55SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Bo Shomaker58SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Clark Leblanc65SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Brad Mitchell68SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Kevin Collins77SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Steven Bramhall78SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Gavin Hribar83SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Robert Newcom89SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Dan West90SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGuy
Susan Pelfrey3SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Shelley Parsell5SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Gail Stauffer6SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Jennifer Price7SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Sarah Vallely8SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Laura Moses9SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Brittany Henderson10SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Dawne Kakitsis16SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Liz Kendrick20SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Natalie Wiseman21SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Donna Davis24SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Karen Tilley25SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Amy Struck31SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Mcintyre Barnhardt38SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Gail Case40SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Kris Hanvey43SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Steaphanie Bragg56SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Jill Farar59SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Annmarie Camatcho66SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Anne Mitchell69SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Erica Garren74SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Cindy Laboiteaux76SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Wendy Papke Edgington87SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Erin Evernham92SUP Under 12'6"Open (All AgesGirl
Campbell Carter11SUP 12'6"17UAll
Erin Fitzpatrick14SUP 12'6"17UAll
Jake Barnhardt39SUP 12'6"17UAll

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Exit 28 from I-77 - West off the exit and 1.6 miles down on your right side.  Look for 'Port City Club' sign. 

 Hotel Accommodations  

Comfort Suites Huntersville

AWARD WINNING HOTEL. CONVENIENTLY Located OFF I-77 IN HUNTERSVILLE. Interior property.All rooms are SUITES with either a KING or TWO QUEEEN BEDS WITH SOFA PULLOUTS in each room. Room amenities include a microwave, refrigerator, Keurig coffee makers, iron, iron boards, guest coin laundry, SOFA PULLOUT, flat screen televisions, dual phone in each room, and a HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET including waffles, breakfast meats and eggs. An INDOOR HEATED POOL, and state of the art fitness center are also available for our guests. Shopping and restaurants nearby just minutes away. LOCATED JUST MINUTES FROM PORT CITY CLUB


$114.00  - $114.00


Hampton Inn Charlotte-North/Lake Norman

We can offer a rate of $119 for these dates. This rate includes the full hot breakfast, wifi, fridge/microwave in every room, 24 suite shop and fitness center. Due to the special event weekend we will need to enforce the 30 cut off for reservations. We hope to gain your business.


$119.00  - $119.00



May 6, 2017


Cornelius, NC