Watermans Paddle for Humanity Minneapolis

Founded in 2009, Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity (WPFH) is a national grass root event series with the stated purpose of bringing the paddling community together to support a common cause. Over the past five years, WPFH has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners and grown into the Nation’s Largest Bi-Coastal Paddle Event Series.
 
Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity is an event for ALL ABILITIES AND AGES with a unique focus on FUN!
 

Support our LOCAL community during this celebrated philanthropic event. This year, Waterman’s Paddle For Humanity is pleased to announce that each host city will donate a portion of its proceeds to a LOCAL nonprofit 501(C)3. Your registration or sponsorship will be making a significant impact right in our own backyard! 100% of ALL participation revenue (less transaction processing fees) for Waterman's Paddle for Humanity Minneapolis will be donated to Avenues for Homeless Youth.




 
AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH: Based in Minneapolis, Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood. To learn more, please visit: www.avenuesforyouth.org


All Paddlecraft are invited to participate!
 
Paddle for Humanity is open to Stand Up Paddleboards, Prone/Traditional, Surfski 1/2, Dory, Canoes, Kayaks, OC1/2/6 and other Paddlecraft. Note: A limited supply of stand up paddleboards are available for rent. First come, first serve. Please contact Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI or visit www.wainanisup.com to place your rental board reservation.


EVENT FEATURES
 
5K Fun Paddle:
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a low-pressure recreational paddle and a great chance to experience the thrill of racing in a fun and entertaining environment. Every 5K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with prizes awarded to Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in all paddle craft classes combined.
 
10K Race Event:
This event is for the more seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy. Bring on the burn and share your competitive drive! Every 10K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with Prizes Awarded to Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN.

Looking to step up your race performance and stamina? Contact Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI or visit www.WaiNaniSUP.com to join our FREE Waterman's Paddle for Humanity Race Training Series (a.k.a. PowerPaddle! Advanced Group Training). PowerPaddle! brought to you by the Wai Nani Surf & Paddle Tribe. All welcomed!
 
Rule 7 Event:
We’ll provide the mystery challenge, you bring the skill! You never know what off the wall challenges will come your way. We toss in plenty of equalizers and speed bumps that it becomes anyone’s winning day! One male and one female will come out victorious!


ENTRY FEES


Pre-registration is $50/one event or $60/two events (5K/10K + Rule 7). Online registration closes on Friday, 8/1 at 8pm CST. You can also register in-person at our 5-8PM Pre-Event Check-in on Friday, 8/1 or from 7-8AM the morning of the Event on Saturday, 8/2 for an additional $10. Cash or check registration options are available by calling Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI.  



**Be sure to visit the SCHEDULE/COURSE/DIRECTION tabs above for additional event  detail***


 

2014 NATIONAL EVENT LOCATIONS

Pensacola Beach, FL - June 21, 2014 
    Brought to you by Fitness OnBoard

Minneapolis, MN - August 2, 2014 
    Brought to you by Wai Nani Surf & Paddle

Austin, TX - September 13, 2014
    Brought to you by SUP ATX

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
lake calhoun
 
Friday, August 1, 2014
5:00-8:00PM: Pre Event Check-In and Bag Pick-Up
Location: North Beach on Lake Calhoun (Rain or Shine)
2710 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Special Notice: A Surfrider Beach/Shoreline Clean-Up Event will also take during the Waterman's Paddle for Humanity Pre Event Check-In/Bag Pick-Up. To learn more about Surfrider and their water protection efforts, please visit www.surfrider.org.

6:00-7:00PM: FREE Pre-Race Clinic
Join BOGA Board and Kialoa Paddle's Team Rider, Johnny O'Hara, for an informal FREE race clinic reviewing basic stroke technique, race start, buoy turns, downwind & upwind paddling and the "choke stroke". Open to all levels! Bring your board and let's have some fun! Brought to you by Wai Nani Surf & Paddle - Hudson.




Saturday, August 2, 2014 – EVENT DAY
 
7:00-8:30AM: Check-In
Location: North Beach on Lake Calhoun (Rain or Shine)
2710 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417
 
8:15-8:45AM: On-the-Water Warm-Up/Stretch (Optional)
Led by Fitness/Yoga Professional, Tory Schaefer of Life Time Fitness
Free to all Race Participants

9:00 AM: 5K / 10K Start
 
11:30 AM: Rule 7 Event Start

AWARDS: Following racing with a special Hula Performance by dancers from Halau Hula O Napunaheleonapua and a Prize Raffle in between!

You could win your own SUP ATX paddleboard/paddle among many other exciting prizes from our local and national supporting sponsors!
 
AFTER PARTY CELEBRATION: Immediately following the Awards Presentation, join us for an Event Post Party at Trygs (3118 West Lake Street, Minneapolis) with Brunch/$5 Bloody Mary Bar from 11am-3pm and 2-for-1 single shot rail drinks from 11am-7pm! Conveniently located in the northwest corner of Lake Calhoun with lots of on-site parking available!

Come for the camaraderie, share your event stories and celebrate a great day on the water!


Special Note: Bring the family and make it a day! Enjoy the nearby 2014 Uptown Art Fair with professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures. Over 350 talented fine artists from around the world! Saturday Hours (8/2): 10am-8pm. Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.
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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

EVENT FEATURES
 
5K Fun Paddle:
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a low-pressure recreational paddle and a great chance to experience the thrill of racing in a fun and entertaining environment. Every 5K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with prizes awarded to Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in all paddle craft classes combined.


 
10K Race Event:
This event is for the more seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy. Bring on the burn and share your competitive drive! Every 10K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with Prizes Awarded to Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN.


 
Rule 7 Event:
We’ll provide the mystery challenge, you bring the skill! You never know what off the wall challenges will come your way. We toss in plenty of equalizers and speed bumps that it becomes anyone’s winning day! One male and one female will come out victorious!


 

AWARDS

5K Paddle: Awards will be presented to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) paddlers in all paddle craft classes combined.
 
10K Race: Awards will be presented to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) paddlers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN.
 
 
DIRECTIONS/PARKING

North Beach on Lake Calhoun (Rain or Shine)
2710 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417

SPECIAL PARKING NOTE: There are 80 Paid Parking Stalls in the North Beach Parking Lot (plan to bring parking money if you do not hold a current patron permit and wish to park there.) Additional Parking can be found at nearby Tryg's Restaurant (3118 West Lake Street) or in the Lake Calhoun Executive Center (3033 Excelsior Boulevard) lots. Both are free, but a few blocks away from the event site. You will want to drop your board and gear off prior at the North Beach lot (just as you enter.) Volunteers will be there to assist with unloading and watching gear until you return.
 
 
WHERE TO STAY
Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel
2901 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
www.sheraton.com/minneapolismidtown
612.821.7615
Ref: “Paddlers Rate” for the event discount of $129 a night 
*Discounted Rate ends 7/21/14
 
 
VOLUNTEER
Want to help out pre, during and post event? We are always looking for hard working volunteers to help. No amount of volunteer time is too little or too much.  Contact us at paddleforhumanity@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
POINTS OF INTEREST
- There are plenty of restaurants, stores and attractions within driving distance of event
- Paid parking in the North Beach lot is available on a first come first serve basis. Note: Free parking is available at nearby Lake Calhoun Executive Center and Try's Restaurant lots.
- NO vehicles on grass or beach (pack a cart and bring some extra bodies)
- Load in – load out assistance will be provided before and after the race
- NO alcohol on site. Violators are subject to fines and arrest
 

When:

Aug 2, 2014

Where:

Minneapolis, MN