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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Paddling Race on the Sebastian River

Oct 23, 2012 05:52PM

On November 17 at Dale Wimbrow Park in Sebastian the annual paddling race will take place on the Sebastian River. The event is for competitive and recreational paddlers of all ages and skill levels. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and anything that can make it up the river with a paddle will be allowed.

Races include long and short distances and the ‘Beat the Mike Beck Challenge’ for cash prizes. Also Best Team in the County with 6-7 paddlers in the giant, Elephant Canoe. Races will be organized by age and skill level and are being coordinated by the Florida Outdoor Center.

Sponsors are still needed for this event which will include food, entertainment, raffles and prizes. People are welcome to race or just come cheer on the racers and enjoy the festivities.

Proceeds will go to a local non-profit, By the River, Indian River County’s new, independent residential community for low-income seniors.

Sponsors are needed at many levels, from providing monetary support to in-kind donations and services as well as donating gifts, prizes and giveaways. Call 772-913-5144 for more information. The event will be held November 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dale Wimbrow Park, 11805 Roseland Road, Sebastian. Register at or call 772-202-0220.

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