Weeks Bay Foundation Pelican Paddle includes eco-tour August 4
The Weeks Bay Foundation will host the 6th annual Pelican Paddle, a canoe, kayak, and paddle board race, on Saturday, August 4, on beautiful Weeks Bay. Pelican Paddle is a fun, family-oriented, 3.5-mile race that’s open to all ages and skill levels. Plus, there’s a seven-mile pro option for the serious paddlers, and a non-competitive Eco-tour of Weeks Bay that includes a guided paddle to a Bald Eagle nest.
Race divisions are: Men’s Kayak, Women’s Kayak, Junior Kayak, Pro Kayak, Men’s Stand Up Paddle Board, Women’s Stand Up Paddle Board, Tandem Craft, and Non-Traditional (single canoes, pedal kayaks, etc.). The race begins at 9 a.m., and the Eco-tour begins shortly after the racers take off.
Advance registration is $30 per paddler or $70 per family. Day-of-race registration is $35 per paddler and $85 per family. A family can include up to two adults and up to four minors under age 18. The first 200 people to register will receive a reusable, steel water bottle. All registrants (21 and over) will receive drink tickets for two complimentary Serda Brewing beers.
Loaner gear will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but must be reserved in advance. Fairhope Boat Company and 17 Turtles Outfitters are donating canoes and kayaks for the race and Eco-tour, free of charge. Participants interested in borrowing gear must call the Foundation at 251-990-5004 BEFORE registering for the race to ensure boats are available.
For more information and to register for race or Eco-tour, call 251-990-5004, or register online at www.weeksbay.org/events. Advance registration will close August 3, at 4 p.m. Race-day registration and event check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., Aug. 4.
Weeks Bay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an accredited land trust. The Foundation has been working in coastal Alabama for more than 25 years to protect the water, woods, and wildlife that make this place special.