10TH Annual Paddle-or-Battle

10th Annual Paddle-or-Battle on the Appomattox!

Saturday, September 30th

REGISTER NOW!

Check-in begins at 8AM     Leisure Paddle Start – 9AM      Race Start – 10:00AM

This is the 10th year that FOLAR has organized this amazing opportunity for a fun paddle or a competitive race in your canoe, kayak, or SUP.

The beautiful 10 mile course begins at Hopewell City Marina near the convergence with the James River with the finish at historic Pocahontas Island in Petersburg. The entire route is flat water in the tidal section of the river. The incoming tide is expected for the event.

First Place Racing Awards for categories: Under 50 Male and Female and for Over 50 Male & Female. Best time to beat is 1 hour, 39 minutes! Trophy presentation at the finish is at noon.

All participants are required to complete liability waiver. Parental signature required for all persons under 18 years of age. Properly worn PFD’s are required.

Shuttles will run kayaks and paddlers back to starting point in the afternoon. See course map.

Register at Eventbrite $25.00 per adult 18 & over; $15.00 under 18 and Active Duty Military
Day of Event Registration: $30.00 per adult; $20.00 under 18 and Active Duty Military
Battle or Paddle registrants receive a T-shirt, continental breakfast and picnic lunch.

Event proceeds support FOLAR river conservation and stewardship programs along the Appomattox River.
Register, sign waiver & purchase tickets using this link

MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR 2017 and 2018

10TH Annual Paddle or Battle the Appomattox River – Saturday, September 30th. A leisurely paddle or exciting race to the finish.

 

JRAC Annual Regional River Clean-up – Saturday, September 9th. Join the regional clean-up of the James River and its tributaries (Hint: Appomattox River). FOLAR volunteers will meet at sites along the river.

 

Annual Spring River Clean-up – Saturday, March 24, 2018. We’ll meet at different sites along the river to restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris, and trash.

 

Appomattox Regional Riverside Park 5K TRAIL RUN – Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Prince George County hosts a run through the woods and along the Appomattox River Trail (ART).

 

RiverFest! on the ART – Saturday, April 28, 2018. A day of family fun to celebrate and learn about our river heritage, nature, and recreation at historic Ferndale Appomattox Riverside Park.

 

JRAC Annual Regional River Clean-up – Saturday, September 9th. Join the regional clean-up of the James River and its tributaries (Hint: Appomattox River). FOLAR volunteers will meet at sites along the river.

 

10TH Annual Paddle or Battle the Appomattox River – Saturday, September 30th. A leisurely paddle or exciting race to the finish.

Canomobile is Coming Back!

Canomobile is Back in Hopewell on October 10 and 11, 2017
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FOLAR Welcomes the Canoemobile Floating Classroom Back to Hopewell’s City Park!

For the third year in a row more than 300 students from elementary schools in Hopewell and Petersburg will experience the learning, health benefits, and inspiration that can be derived from a paddle on the river. Many for the first time. Canoemobile is a roving fleet of six hand-made, 24 foot long Voyageur canoes, that travels across America to bring environmental literacy and dynamic outdoor learning experiences to urban youth. The two day outreach event on November 9th & 10th in Hopewell is provided by Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit outdoor recreation and education organization from Minneapolis, MN, and sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association in coordination with the Petersburg National Battlefield.

FOLAR has coordinated additional programming to be provided by Virginia American Water, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Hopewell Stormwater Management Division, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This year will not feature a community day event. You are welcome to come observe or volunteer to help. Contact Wendy Austin at contactus@folar-va.org.
Canoemobile will be at Hopewell City Park on the beautiful Appomattox River.
205 Appomattox Street, Hopewell VA 23680

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