- Written by Press Release
ST. JOHN — Get ready for a day of paddleboard fun at Maho Bay!
The third annual Paddle the Park standup paddleboard race will be on Sunday, November 1, at Maho Bay on St. John. Participants can register before Oct. 23 and save on entry fees.
The event is organized by Friends of VI National Park to celebrate the beaches and waters of the park and raise funds for projects that preserve, protect and educate therein.
The races will start and finish at the Maho Bay Pavilion and will consist of three concurrent courses:
• SHORT course from Maho Bay Pavilion to the floating fee station and back (about 1 mile)
• Special Kids Course within the Short Course for ages 12 years and younger;
• OPEN course from Maho Bay Pavilion to Whistling Cay and back (about 3 miles);
• ELITE course from Maho Bay Pavilion, around Whistling Cay, then around Cinnamon and back around Whistling Cay and back to Maho (about 5.5 miles).
The race will start at 9 a.m. and finish between 11 a.m. and noon, followed by a casual-good-time beach party and awards ceremony at the Maho Bay Pavilion.
Full information can be found at on the Friends website: www.friendsvinp.org/paddle. Be sure to check out the narrated video maps of the race courses!