Paddle for Parkinsons
Saturday, August 30, 2014Time: 8:00 am CDT
15601 Gypsy St
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418
About

Details:
Paddle for Parkinson's raises money to help fund Parkinson's Disease research. All proceeds are used for Parkinson's research. Since we began in 2007, Catch the Cure has raised over $65,000 to help find a cure for this disease.
 

On your mark; Get set; PADDLE!
5th Annual Paddle for Parkinson's Event
Billish Park - North Padre Island

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)

Time: 9:00am start by vessel category

Vessel categories:
Surf Ski - 9:00am
Single Kayak - 9:10am
Tandem Kayak - 9:20am
Standup Paddle Board - 9:30am
Any Vessel Category (only for those that missed their Start Time above) - 9:40am

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your vessel category start time otherwise you will have to start at the scheduled 9:40am time.

Location:
Billish Park boat ramp on Padre Island, 15601 Gypsy St, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Course Distance: (Single Loop and Double Loop)
Single Loop – Two point Five (2.5) miles total in length with two legs each of 1.25 miles.
Double Loop – Five (5) miles total in length with four legs each of 1.25 miles.

Events:
Single Loop – Surf Ski, Single Kayak, Tandem Kayak, Standup Paddle Board
Double Loop – Team Surf Ski, Team Kayak, Team Tandem Kayak, Team Standup Paddle Board

Divisions:
Single Loop
Youth: Male and Female Ages 16 and Under
Open: Male and Female Ages 17 to 49
Masters: Male and Female Ages 50 and Over

Double Loop
Mixed Team: Male or Female All Ages

Course Map:
https://www.onestoprace.com/images/imagebin/5955/viewer.png

General Course Rules:
Safety first! All paddlers must have a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) onboard their vessel.
NO PFD, automatic disqualification. Please remember to bring your PFD.
If you must retire from the race, please contact the Race Timer as soon as possible.

We do not want to send out a search party looking for individuals who are no longer on the water. The Race Timer’s phone number will be on the back of your event bib.

A single vessel (one paddler on one vessel or one two person kayak) can do the Single Loop (two leg) course.

Teams which consists of multiple vessels (Relays) must do the four legs of the course. Teams can consists of two people, four people or eight people (two person kayak).

Team Makeup:
A two (2) person team will consist of the first person doing the first two legs of the event with the hand-off being back at Billish Park. The second person will do the last two legs of the event and finish back at Billish Park.

A four (4) person team will consist of the first person doing the first leg only of the event with the hand-off being at the Padre Island Yacht Club. The second person will do the second leg with a hand-off at Billish Park. The third person will do the third leg with the hand-off being back at the Padre Island Yacht Club. The fourth person will do the last leg of the event and finish back at Billish Park.

An eight (8) person team will consist of the first two-person vessel doing the first leg only of the event with the hand-off being at the Padre Island Yacht Club. The second two-person vessel will do the second leg with a hand-off at Billish Park. The third two-person vessel will do the third leg with the hand-off being back at the Padre Island Yacht Club. The fourth two-person vessel will do the last leg of the event and finish back at Billish Park.

Timing:
The event will be professionally timed by Pendgo Timing. Awards will be based on the timing information gathered by Pendgo Timing. For all participants; Individual or Team, your time starts when you vessel category starts. Your time ends when the last leg of the course is completed. You are doing a continuous timed event. The clock does not stop at the hand-off points. If you are doing a team event, your team must be ready at each hand-off point to continue with their leg of the event. Time adjustments will not be made for teams that are not ready at the hand-off point. If you are doing a team event, you may not start the next leg of the event until the previous leg is complete. The timer at the Padre Island Yacht Club and at Billish Park will announce when you are allowed to start. Teams that start their leg prior to their previous leg being finished will be disqualified from awards.

Post Event:
Each registered participant will receive a shirt and a meal ticket.  The planned meal this year is Fajitas.  Additional meals for guests can be ordered during registration.  You must pay for your additional meals at Packet Pickup.

Event Shirts:
Each entry includes one event shirt.  Sizes are as follows:
Youth – Medium, Large
Adult – Small, Medium, Large, Xtra-Large, XtraXtra-Large

Awards:
Single Vessel / Single Loop
Youth: Male and Female 1st place Surf Ski, Single Kayak, Tandem Kayak, Standup Paddle Board
Open: Male and Female 1st place Surf Ski, Single Kayak, Tandem Kayak, Standup Paddle Board
Masters: Male and Female 1st place Surf Ski, Single Kayak, Tandem Kayak, Standup Paddle Board

Multiple Vessels / Double Loop (Team Relay)
Mixed Gender: Male or Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Team Surf Ski, Team Single Kayak, Team Tandem Kayak, Team Standup Paddle Board

Event Categories:
Single Loop / Single Vessel - (One vessel doing the entire course)
Double Loop / Team Relay - (Multiple vessels each doing a portion of the course)

Vessel Categories:
Surf Ski / Single Kayak / Tandem Kayak / Standup Paddle Board

Team Captains:
Team Captains will be asked to send emails to their team members to ask them to sign-up for the event. Each person on the team must register individually for the event. If you are part of a team, please remember to provide your team name during the registration process.

Event Fees:
Single Vessel – Single Loop (Price per Participant)
Surf Ski / Single Kayak / Tandem Kayak / Standup Paddle Board
Early Registration:  May 23 to May 31 - $35
Regular Registration: June 1 to August 28 at 11:59pm - $40
Packet Pickup Registration: August 29 - $50
Race Day Registration: August 30 - $60
A Tandem Kayak with two people must register each person separately

Multiple Vessels Team Relay – Double Loop (Price per Participant)
Team Surf Ski / Team Single Kayak / Team Tandem Kayak / Team Standup Paddle Board
Early Registration:  May 23 to May 31 - $35
Regular Registration: June 1 to August 28 at 11:59pm - $40
Packet Pickup Registration: August 29 - $50
Race Day Registration: August 30 - $60
A Tandem Kayak with two people must register each person separately

No additional online registration fees! "The price is the price."
No Refunds (Rain or Shine / Hot or Cold)
Online Registration CLOSES at 11:59pm on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Packet Pickup: Friday, August 30, 2013. The time and location of Packet Pickup will be emailed to all registered participants once determined.  Registration will be available at Packet Pickup for those who did not register online.

Meal Tickets:
During the registration process, you may order additional post-event meal ticket(s). Your meal ticket is included in the registration fee. Additional meal tickets are only $10 each.

Pledges:
Registration fees can be paid by gathering pledges from friends and family. A minimum total of $100 worth of pledges will be required to receive a complimentary individual (single vessel) entry. Pledges must be turned in on Friday, August 29th during packet pickup. Pledges turned in on Race Day will be accepted but a complimentary entry will not be given out. Please turn in your pledges on Friday the day before the event.

For more information contact:
Crystal Ybanez (361) 726-1670 or (361) 949-7719