So How does it work?

  1. Register at https://www.paddlemonster.com/key-west-virtual-paddle-classic-2020-registration/ with whatever craft you like. Registration is $50 USD per person.
  2. On October 3rd paddle a course of your choosing, in conditions of your choosing. Use a tracking app/device/wearable like PaddleLogger, Garmin or Apple Watch, Speed Coach, or any other water tracking device and record your distance and time.  If you like, take a video, or a picture of your paddle results to submit with your results.
  3. Submit your results at https://paddleevents.com/KeyWestVirtualPaddleClassic including, preferably, a GPX extract from the tracking system you used (or a picture if you need to) AND submit up to 10MB of picture or video of your paddle!  
  4. You can monitor the event progression and distance (progress) as people submit their results on PaddleEvents.com/KeyWestVirtualPaddleClassic.
  5. Share your results on your social media platform of choice with the #LazyDogPaddle #KeyWestPaddleClassic when complete!


  • What type of paddle craft is allowed?  Any craft.  Kayak, SUP, Outrigger, Surfski, prone, canoe, etc!
  • Where will the results be posted? The virtual race results are separate from the actual KWPC.  All results, time, distance, etc. will be posted on this page, so check back here!
  • Who is Paddle Monster and what is the Virtual Paddle League? Paddle Monster is a paddle coaching and training group that helps paddlers around the world grow in their sport through community, expert, world-class training, and stoke! The Virtual Paddle League is the Paddle Monster virtual race group that has been keeping people active during the year of the pandemic.  
  • What does Paddle Monster and the Virtual Paddle League have to do with the Key West Virtual Paddle Classic? The Paddle Monster race management system is simply running the virtual race for our good friends running the actual Key West Paddle Classic!
  • What if I’m affected by the pandemic and have lost my job but would still like to participate? Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll work something out with you.  We’re all in this together.

Sign up today and starting October 3rd, see where you stand in the Key West Virtual Paddle Classic.  Hope to see you in Key West next year!!

This is only a event for those who can access water safely and according to local, state and federal laws during this pandemic. 

We recognize that many people can not safely or legally access water in their area. If that is the case, we’re sorry to say, this virtual event is not for you. Some beaches in Florida, for instance, have been closed and some National and State parks have also been closed to public access. Follow your local, state, and national laws and recommendations.

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