“Paddlin for Paws” Stand Up Paddleboard Race

 

 

 

 Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake.

Wisp Resort hosts fundraising Paddleboard Race at Deep Creek Lake State Park
Paddling for PAWS to benefit HART for Animals, Inc.

 

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake. Deep Creek Lake, MD (May 2, 2013) – Wisp Resort will host Paddling for PAWS, a fundraising paddleboard race, at Deep Creek State Park on May 11, 2013 starting at 9am.  A portion of the race fees will benefit HART for Animals, Inc.   This event will help promote Stand Up Paddleboard racing in the Deep Creek Lake area, bring awareness to HART’s cause and raise funds to support the non-profit organization

 

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake.

 

The general public is encouraged to participate and race in this fundraiser. There will be a 5K and a 10K race with three different divisions for each.  Pre-registration race fee is $45 and can be done online at www.wispresort.com.  Registration on the day of the event is $55. Children ages 12 and under may participate in our Children’s Race for free.  The event is open to all levels of paddleboaders.

 Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake.

A portion of the race entry fees will be donated to HART for Animals, Inc.  A non-profit organization dedicated to savings the lives of homeless pets.  Michael Valach, Director of Wisp Outdoors, created this event out of his own passions: he is an avid paddleboarder, animal advocate and on the board of HART for Animals, Inc. “This event will bring good exposure for both HART’s cause and paddleboarding, a watersport that is still fairly new to Deep Creek Lake,” stated Mr. Valach.

 

About HART for Animals, Inc:  HART for Animals, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets in Western Maryland. Through a network of volunteers – individuals and rescue organizations – HART is able to rescue animals from the Garrett County shelter and give them an opportunity to find a forever home.  HART has been raising funds for an Animal Adoption Center located on Bumble Bee Road and most recently opened Pick of the Liter Thrift Store to help raise additional funds.  The HART Spay/Neuter Clinic, opened in 2009, provides low-cost spay and neuter services to the pets of individuals whose income level would otherwise prevent them from spaying or neutering their pets.   www.hartforanimals.org

 

About Wisp Resort: Wisp Resort if a four-season mountain resort by the shores of Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. Wisp offers skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, 36 holes of golf, 2 canopy tour zip lines, lift-served mountain biking and a variety of other mountain recreation activities. The ski resort has 10 lifts and 32 trails on 132 acres, more than 90% of which is lit for night skiing. The on-site Wisp Resort Hotel offers 169 guest rooms, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness and business center along with 17,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.   www.wispresort.com

 

 

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake.

 

 

“Paddlin for Paws” Stand Up Paddleboard Race

The May 11th, 2013 event at Deep Creek Lake is a grassroots Stand Up Paddleboard race event to promote SUP racing to the Deep Creek Lake area and to bring awareness to the SUP communy the great opportunities to enjoy paddleboarding in the mountains of Western Maryland on Deep Creek Lake and other nearby lakes. This event will also donate a portion of the race entry fee to HART for Animals charity for pets located in the Mc Henry area.  The race course is a three mile loop with three buoy turns, the event will have a recreational class ( 1 lap) and elite class (2 laps) and a fun race for kids. The race is expected to attract SUP racers from the mid-Atlantic area and is part of Mid Atlantic Stand Up Race Association Point Series 10 race location series in the mid-Atlantic area. This event is a nice start to the spring paddleboard session and has something for the first time to elite paddleboard racer, various paddleboard companies will be on hand for the event, there also will be some demo boards to test and first time paddleboard clinics to let people try the sport of paddleboarding.

 

Friday, May 10

Local paddle on DCL 3pm – 5pm – Deep Creek Lake State Park – Beach Area

Sunset Paddle (ride the course) 6pm – 7:30pm Deep Creek Lake State Park – Beach Area

Sunset Yoga with Dawn 6pm – 7pm Deep Creek Lake State Park – Beach Area $10

Packet pick up and welcome party/bonfire at Adventure Park at Wisp Resort 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Wisp Resort

 

Saturday May 11 –

Prerace meeting – 8:30am Deep Creek Lake State Park – Beach Area

3 mile and 6 mile race on Deep Creek Lake – 9am Deep Creek Lake State Park – Beach Area

Kids Race –  11am Free-  Deep Creek Lake State Park – Beach Area

Cookout and Awards – 12noon – Wisp Resort – Wisp Outdoors Adventure Park

Race classes:

Female:

5K race for under 12.6, 12.6 and 14 class and (Kids – fun race ¼ mile)

10K race for under 12.6, 12.6 and 14 class, also 50+ legends 10K open

Male:

5K race for under 12.6, 12.6 and 14 class, and (Kids – fun race ¼ mile)

10K race for under 12.6, 12.6 and 14 class, also 50+ legends 10K open

Entry fee $45 includes race fee tech race t-shirt and cookout

 

Discount hotel rates are available to racers at Wisp Resort Hotel – $79 per night, ask for the SUP race rate

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