Join Great Miami Outfitters and the Miami Valley Region in our fight against cancer by kayaking for a cure on Saturday, Aug 10th. Funds raised through Kayak for a Cure – Dayton are donated to American Cancer Society (ACS) whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. An experienced kayaker will paddle with each group of six (6) paddlers. Participating paddlers must be at least 16 years of age or older, and minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We encourage participants to bring their own kayak or canoe. A limited number of kayaks will be available for rental. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs can be rented for $20 for participants that do not have their own. Canoes are welcome. Light breakfast items will be available prior to the paddle and lunch and entertainment will be provided after the paddle. Kayak For A Cure shirts will be presented to all participants who register prior to Saturday, July 27th. Direct questions to Dan Schlegel, Event Chairperson at [email protected]
When & Where is the Event?
Kayak for a Cure™ Dayton will take place Saturday August 10th from 9:00 am to about 2:00 pm. The event will be held in Miamisburg, OH at Linden Ave. Bridge Park.
What is the fundraising goal and what organization benefits?
This is the first event of this kind in the Dayton area and we hope to raise $12,000, with $10,000 to be donated to the American Cancer Society. A final check will be sent from Kayak For A Cure. The additional $2000 raised will offset the cost of putting on the event, unless of course, we receive other donations. Event expenses may include such things as permits, insurance, t-shirts, portable toilets, food and beverages, and miscellaneous printing. Ask us about sponsorship to help offset these expenses, so that the maximum donation can be made to ACS.
Can I bring my own kayak or canoe?
YES. Registered participants are encouraged to bring their own kayak/canoe, paddle(s) and PFDs. You will need to drop your boat off at the launch point in West Carrollton prior to checking in at the registration booth in Miamisburg at the Linden bridge access. Please drop your boat and gear off prior to 8:00 AM, then drive to Miamisburg Linden Avenue bridge where you will park your vehicle. A shuttle bus will take you back up to the launch point in West Carrollton. You will end up at your car in Miamisburg after the paddle trip.
What if I don’t own a kayak or canoe? Can one be provided?
If you do not own a kayak or canoe, there are a limited number of rental boats and equipment available. Rental includes a paddle and PFD. The registration fee is $20 more to include the rental equipment, and are available on a first-come, first-registered basis.
The Event Schedule
The event begins and ends in Miamisburg at the Linden Avenue bridge.
8:00 am – Check-In at registration booth
8:15 am – Welcome, Intro and Information
8:30 am – Shuttles take participants up to West Carrollton at the launch point
9:00 am – Launch in West Carrollton and float down the Great Miami River to Miamisburg (approximately 5.5 river miles). The paddle trip will take approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
12:00 pm – Lunch, Door Prizes & Entertainment
2:00 pm – Event concludes – (After-party at a local restaurant to be announced!)
What is included?
All participants will receive the following:
• A river paddle trip from Miamisburg to West Carrollton – includes people shuttle service.
• A T-Shirt (FREE if registered by July 27th)
• A Light Breakfast
• A chance for door prizes (Items to be announced). Registered participants will receive one (1) door prize ticket with entry fee, PLUS one additional ticket for each additional $50 raised.
• Lunch after the paddle trip, with live acoustic music!
Advance registration is required. We are limited to 84 participants. Participants must be at least 16 years of age or older.
Register ONLINE HERE.
Or you can make a check payable to “Kayak For A Cure – Dayton” and mail to PO Box 1966, Miamisburg Ohio 45343. Please include a completed Registration Form.
$100 registration – bring your own boat.
$120 registration – includes a kayak, paddle and PFD (life vest). Limited kayak availability.
An additional door prize ticket for every additional $50 raised by each registered participant. Great door prizes to be announced!
Money raised, minus expenses, will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
2013 Local Sponsors
Great Miami Outfitters
City of Miamisburg
City of West Carrollton
Five Rivers MetroParks
About Kayak For A Cure
Kayak for a Cure™ was launched in 2006 by a group of twenty-somethings in Vancouver, BC, from an idea that started right here in DAYTON. Our group was eager to start something special – something scalable and fun while providing legitimate funding to the American and Canadian Cancer Societies, respectively. Something that could build community, provide an amazing one-day kayaking experience and raise money for cancer research and prevention. Kayak for a Cure™ is a volunteer-run organization and gives 100% of their proceeds to charities close to their hearts. Each summer, in cities around the United States and Canada, paddlers – both beginners and experienced – climb in to plastic boats and cross waterways, bays, lakes and channels for two reasons: an excuse to have a great day in the outdoors with some amazing people, and to be part of the solution: fund the research that leads to cures for all types of cancers.
This post courtesy of Explore Miamisburg.