The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the date for our World Paddle Association (WPA) sanctioned and overall incredible 8th Annual Paddle for a Cause presented by Johnson’s Popcorn of Ocean City NJ. This is a 22.5 mile paddle around Atlantic City Island (AKA Absecon Island in southern New Jersey), which will be held on June 13, 2015. For those new to the sport or not up to the marathon paddle we have added an 8 mile and 4 mile back-bay paddle.
The Paddle for a Cause will commence at Golden Nugget Marina (Farley State Marina) and will include an amazing after-party to start at 4 pm, discounted suites at the casino for participants, prizes, a silent auction, live music, food, cash bar and so much more! For more information you can visit www.deanrandazzocancerfoundation.org.
For the Second year in a row we are stoked to offer our paddlers a cash purse for the 22.5 marathon paddle. We are really excited to have Johnson’s Popcorn on board as our presenting sponsor. Once again it’s a local family run business that see’s the good work we do to help so many people who are battling cancer.Paul Giunta DRCF President
Paddler’s commitment is what this 22.5 mile race around Absecon Island is all about! A minimum of $200.00 fund raising is needed for entry.
Paddlers are encouraged to complete the paddle on either a SUP or Prone paddle board. The event was founded by Mike May in 2008 and the course was designed to be a challenge, much like the challenge of what a person with cancer is faced with.
Once again will are welcoming all paddlers to come out and paddle in one of our many paddle classes and help raise much needed funds for individuals battling cancer.
The 22.5 mile around the island course is WPA sanctioned. The race divisions for Stand Up Paddle Boards. MEN 14’ stock and WOMEN 14’ stock. Cash prizes will be up for grabs for this race only. (Note paddlers may paddle 12’6” SUP but nothing bigger that 14’ will qualify)
Men's 14' SupWomen's 14' SupOpen Prone
The Paddle will begin at 8am. Paddlers will take on average 5-6 hours to complete the mission. If you live on the bay the DRCF encourages everyone to come out and cheer the paddlers on! You can also attend the finish or after party at the Golden Nugget where you can meet the athletes in person.
This is what past competitors had to say about this event
The Paddle for a Cause was one of the most grueling, yet rewarding things I’ve ever participated in. It’s just as much of a mental battle as it is physical. Throughout the 22 miles you start to lose your mind a bit, hitting a number of walls along the way. Staying properly fed and hydrated while making it one mile at a time helped me push through those mental barriers. Pulling up to the dock at the end of it all was a euphoric feeling. You’re totally out of it: sun burnt, starving and stoked to have completed such a meaningful paddle.Andy Carter
As a cancer survivor myself and as a surfer/waterman, it has be an an incredible feeling being a part of expanding the foundation–for example, Paddle for a Cause just keeps getting bigger and better each year, and to be a part of that is nothing less than an awesome experience.Mark Zappone
It was a great event. I didn’t paddle last year but I supported everyone from one of the support boats. It’s great to see the support and determination of the paddlers to help raise money for a great cause. I’m really looking forward to this year’s Paddle for a cause, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.Dean Randazzo
That was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, but not nearly as hard as going through the kind of illness that this foundation supports, helping families battle cancer. I’m at a loss for words I’m mentally drained but toughly stoked.Andrew Gesler
As far as a battle against the wind, a battle against the elements, it is nothing compared to the battle against cancer and that is what we’re here to do. To try and make money for the Dean Randazzo Cancer foundation. So we raised a lot of money today for the DRCF and it’s just an awesome feeling to be out here on the water and have our health. A big Aloha to everyone who helped raise money for this event. I’m glad to be a part of it!Sven Peltonen