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

6.5 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 

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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