New for the 2018 Season, a 3 Hour Paddle-O (Canoe/Kayak Orienteering Event) in Southeast Michigan. Competitors will locate Orienteering Controls via Canoe/Kayak, in an all optional format throughout Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark. All Canoes/Kayaks will be provided by Heavner Canoe Rental, no personal canoes/kayaks permitted, however you may bring your own personal paddles and/or life jacket (PFD).
Maps will be provided, pre-marked with control points. The total paddling will be around 15K depending on your selected route and number of CP’s achieved. Not all control points will be required to finish as an officially ranked team/individual; however, the more control points a team/individual obtains in the shortest amount of time, the higher they will rank in the overall standings.
Race Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018Location: South Hickory Ridge Parking Lot (Follow signs towards TurtleHead), Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI (Requires vehicle entry permit, $10 daily pass)Length: 3 hour Paddle-OMaps: TBDDisciplines: Paddling & OrienteeringDivisions: Kayak Solo, Canoe Team (2-Person only)Who: Beginner to Experienced Adventurers & Paddlers!Racer Check-In: 7:30am-8:00amMaps: 8:00amRace Briefing: 8:45amRace Start: 9:00amRace Cutoff: 12:00pmPost Race Food: TBDResults Ceremony, Prizes & Giveaways: Immediately following finish of raceAwards: 1st Place in each division