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Return to Goat Island 2020
June 20, 2020 @ 12:00 am EDT
Return to Goat IslandPADDLE SPORTS FESTIVAL Saturday, June 20, 2020Snow Hill, Maryland
Presented by:Walk on Water and Warrior Community Connect
WHAT: RETURN TO GOAT ISLAND PADDLE SPORTS FESTIVALWalk on Water SUP Co. and Warrior Community Connect (WCC) proudly bring you the NEXT Return To Goat Island Paddle Sports Festival (RTG) on June 20, 2020 in Snow Hill, Maryland. The LARGEST paddle baord, kayak and surf ski race in the Delmarva Region supporting local wounded veterans and their families recovery and transition back to active duty or a productive civilian life.OPEN to all forms of paddling including SUP, kayak and surf ski. A family-friendly water sports festival celebrating the paddling lifestyle. Featuring live music, great food & beverage vendors, yoga and children’s activities along with beautiful riverfront campgrounds that are located in close proximity to the race area at Shad Landing & Milburn Landing. *Reserve a campsite now (see below).Includes a short distance Kid’s FUN race, a 1-mile open race for first-time paddle boarders, a 6-mile recreational flat water race for the intermediate to advanced paddler AND for those looking to push their limits, a 17-mile flat water race on the beautiful Pocomoke.
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2020 WHERE: SNOW HILL, MARYLANDWHO: OPEN TO ALL FORMS OF PADDLING: SUP, KAYAK & SURF SKI
PLEASE NOTE >>THERE MUST BE FIVE ALIKE CRAFTS IN ANY RACE CATEGORY TO RECEIVE AN AWARD PLEASE NOTE >> 17 MILE FLAT WATER RACE IS THE ONLY RACE OPEN TO ALL FORMS OF PADDLING (incl: OC-1, OC-2, OC-6, Surf Ski, Prone and SUP Unlimited)
There will be a party-like atmosphere for those not wanting to paddle but wanting to enjoy a great time outside with family, friends and COMMUNITY. NEW vendors and outfitters, a petting zoo, Floating Yoga on Flow Motion Big Buddha Pod, Great Food and Great Music! In the sport of paddle boarding, it’s not about who wins the race. It’s about bringing people together, the welcoming atmosphere, and sharing in the struggle & triumph of the course. Those involved in the sport do it not only to help themselves, but to help others on and off the water. Join us on JUNE 20th. Let us grow together as a COMMUNITY and share in the moments in life that matter.
Race Distances1-mile Warriors Race (beginners)6-mile race (intermediate/advanced)17-mile Return to Goat Island Solo (advanced/elite) A Kids FUN Race**All kids will race together on giant inflatables & Kids sign up on race day at Registration**
Race participants will circle Goat Island and then travel farther along the river course, underneath the cover of shade trees, through the scenic water trail of Shad Landing and down river to the turning buoy off Milburn Landing, then repeating the course in the opposite direction. **REGISTER EARLY **GRAB EARLY PADDLER DISCOUNTS**NO SAME DAY REGISTRATIONS AWARDS CEREMONY & POST-RACE BBQ CELEBRATIONALL COMPETITORS INCLUDING KID PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR USCG-APPROVED PFD’s & BRING LEASHESBOARD RENTALS & EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE THROUGH WALK ON WATER (LIMITED QUANTITIES)FOR INFO/ PRICING ON RENTALS SEND AN EMAIL TO: [email protected]**RACE CAN BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER AND CONDITIONS
CAMPING DETAILS: Located at Byrd Park (304 West Market Street, Snow Hill MD, 21863)
*The largest of the three town parks in Snow Hill, MD, and situated on the banks of the Pocomoke River just off West Market Street.
Link to the main site for camping – https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/BrowseMaps
*select: Pocomoke River State Park
Link to reserve camping closest to Byrd Park
select: POCOMOKE RIVER STATE PARK
select: SHAD LANDING (or) MILBURN LANDING
***The site will prompt you to select camp site (near water’s edge or “not”) directly on the map itself BEFORE allowing you to make a reservation.
CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION:Warrior Community Connect (WCC) is a Delaware-based non-profit organization established to support local wounded
veterans and their families recover and transition back to active duty or productive civilian life. WCC is the SAME group of volunteers supporting the same local wounded veteran community but with a different and more impactful focus on sustainable programs. To learn more about making a donation >> PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE SOON.
TO LEARN MORE: Walk on Water SUP Co., visit www.walkonwatersupco.com. Follow us on social media too! #walkonwatersupco Video of this amazing cause, click here — Paddlers Hit The Water To Aid Local VetsThe Town of Snow Hill is a very proud sponsor of this event. Click here to visit http://snowhillmd.com/
**For info on Warrior Community Connect, reach out to: Walt Ellenberger – [email protected] **For info on race day and board rentals from Walk on Water, email KJ at [email protected]
We hope to to see you there!From all of us, MahaloTeam Walk on Water & Warrior Community Connect
#gogogoat#returntogoatisland #walkonwatersupco .