10TH Annual Paddle-or-Battle

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

Saturday, September 30th

Come out and paddle to preserve the Appomattox River


Check-in begins at 8AM
2-mile Youth Beginner Paddle and 10-mile Leisure Paddle Start – 9AM
Race Start – 10:00AM
Lunch and Trophy Activities – 11:30AM – 1:30PM


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

JUST ADDED!  2-Mile Course option –  flat water, easy up-and-back paddle. 9AM start at Hopewell Marina turnaround at Anchor Point Marina and paddle back to Hopewell. Drive yourself to Pocahontas Island Park for lunch and award program.

Or, choose the 10-mile course which 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. Buoys, mile markers, and guide boats will be out along the course.  Leisure Paddle Begins: 9AM  Race Start: 10AM

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.

Event day kayak rentals are available. Call 804-840-2757 to reserve.

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=36670415199
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: folar-va.org or email: contactus@folar-va.org