Kayak-a-thon Event Details
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Rain Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Time: We will launch our kayaks in Sunderland at 10:00am. We expect to arrive in Hatfield around 12:30pm, depart at 1:15pm and arrive in Northampton around 4:00pm. Stick around for a cookout and entertainment until 5:30ish!
Registration: Paddlers are encouraged to register before August 29th for an early bird discount! Paddlers may register as individuals or as part of a team of 4 people. There are 2 routes to choose from:
Sunderland to Northampton (12 miles) or Hatfield to Northampton (5 miles).
The registration fee includes an All Out Adventures Kayak-a-thon t-shirt and the post Kayak-a-thon cookout. We will provide a kayak, PFD, paddle, and adaptations to All Out Adventures program participants who need them on a first-come first-served basis. Community members may reserve a kayak,canoe, or SUP to use in the event - limited by availability - for an additional $35 at registration to help us cover our costs for moving the equipment.
There is a fundraising minimum of $150 per individual or $500 for a team.
The Distance: The main event is the 5 mile stretch from Hatfield to Northampton. For those who are seeking an extra challenge and who have some kayaking experience, we offer an early start in Sunderland for a 12-mile day. We recommend that only those with significant kayaking experience begin their day in Sunderland. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your options.
Transportation: This is a one-way river trip from Sunderland or Hatfield to Northampton. Participants can either make their own transportation arrangements or take advantage of our shuttle after the event.
Weather: We will re-schedule if there is severe weather (lightning, heavy rain, high winds) that can create unsafe conditions on the river. Please keep the rain date open; we have used it several times!
Equipment: All Out Adventures has a limited number of kayaks, Canoes, SUPs, PFDs, and paddles for program participants on a first-come, first-served basis. People who are not program participants will need to supply their own boat or SUP or pay $35 to rent one from us. We will loan pfds and paddles to anyone who needs them.
Required Equipment for all: kayak, properly fitted PFD (life jacket), paddle, snacks, water
Support: All Out Adventures staff and volunteers will provide paddling instruction and support on the trip. You should have some experience paddling a kayak, canoe or SUP, and feel confident in your ability to paddle the full distance for which you have registered.
Post Kayak-a-thon Cookout: Please plan to join us at the end for a gathering with food, beverages, and special entertainment. We encourage your friends and family also join us at the cookout. They should plan to arrive around 3:30pm so that they can cheer you on as you finish the event.
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