$20 – $45

12th Annual Paddle-or-Battle on the Appomattox River!

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Hopewell City Marina

1051 Riverside Ave

Hopewell, VA 23860

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The 12TH Annual Paddle-or-Battle on the Appomattox River, is an amazing opportunity for a fun paddle or a competitive race in your canoe, kayak, or SUP.

Event proceeds support FOLAR river conservation and stewardship programs along the Appomattox River.

Choices for Everyone!

  • 10-MILE RACE or LEISURE Paddle course (Hopewell City Marina to Petersburg’s historic Pocahontas Island). ; or

  • SHORT 2-MILE Leisure Course (Out-and-Back Course - Hopewell Marina to Anchor Point Marina and back); or

  • NEW – GUIDED by Hopewell Rec & Parks 10-Mile Course-includes kayak and equipment rental!

See Course Map. The entire course 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!

All participants are required to complete liability waiver. Parental signature required for all persons under 18 years of age. Under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Properly worn PFD's are required.

Event day kayak rentals are available. Call Richard, 804-490-8143 to reserve.

Shuttles will run to and from the start and finish: New Morning Shuttle!! 7:45 – 9:00AM and 12:00 – 2:00PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MORNING SHUTTLE

If you plan to take the shuttle in the morning, please email GetInvolved@folar-va.org to reserve a seat. Limited seating available.

  • Option #1: Drop your boat at the Hopewell Marina in the morning. Drive to Pocahontas Island to park and take shuttle back to Hopewell to start your paddle.

  • Option #2: Drop your boat at the launch/registration site and park in Hopewell. At the finish in Petersburg, a shuttle will return you and your kayak or canoe to Hopewell.

  • You can also leave a second vehicle at the Pocahontas Island site and proceed to Hopewell (for the start) with your canoe/kayak/SUP.

Register NOW!

$25.00 per adult 18 & over; $20.00 under 18 and Active Duty Military

Day of Event Registration: $35.00 per adult; $30.00 under 18 and Active Duty/Retired Military

GUIDED course - $45 per adult 18 & over; $40 under 18 and Active Duty/Retired Military - Pre-registration required.

Battle or Paddle registrants receive a T-shirt, breakfast snacks and picnic lunch. Trophy presentation at the Finish Line Celebration is at noon.

Event proceeds support FOLAR river conservation and stewardship programs along the Appomattox River.

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE:
Check-in/Registration and Shuttle from Pocahontas Island to Hopewell Open: 8:00AM
Leisure and Short Paddle Begins: 9:30AM
Racers Begin: 10AM
Awards/Lunch and Shuttle back to Hopewell: 12 Noon - 1:30PM

*After Paddle-or-Battle Enjoy the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce GRAPES & HOPS FESTIVAL. Type discount code “PADDLE” for $5 off when ordering your Festival ticket online!*

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: folar-va.org or email: contactus@folar-va.org

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Hopewell City Marina

1051 Riverside Ave

Hopewell, VA 23860

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