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The Sixth Annual Paddle for a Cure

September 10, 2016: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY 12508 map
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The Sixth annual Paddle for a Cure benefiting the Support Connection of Yorktown sponsored by The Hudson River Watertrail Association is a 9-mile Poker Paddle Fundraiser. Join in for a fun-filled day of paddling on the Hudson River, while raising money and awareness for a great cause. Our 9-mile current-assisted Poker Paddle route flows down a beautiful stretch of the river – launching from Long Dock in Beacon, past historic Bannerman’s Island and finishing at Dockside Park in Cold Spring for our post-paddle party.

Participants pick up playing cards from volunteers at designated points along the way, hoping to produce the best ‘poker’ hand and win a fabulous prize. After the paddle, ?celebrate a fun and rewarding day on the water at our annual post-paddle picnic lunch with beer, wine and a raffle for great prizes.

Net proceeds from the paddle and raffle will benefit the Support Connection of Yorktown, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1996 that offers free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

A $65 entry fee (just $50 if you register before July 15th!), ACA insurance for the event, train shuttle ticket, picnic lunch, a raffle ticket plus great event giveaways. A guaranteed minimum donation of $30 per entry and all raffle proceeds go to the Support Connection.

Bring your own craft, or we can assist you with arrangements to rent a boat from Hudson River Expeditions.
Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rowboats, beginners, ?seasoned boaters and teams of friends and ?co-workers are encouraged to join us.
Sponsors, prizes and raffle items will be posted at

Registration will open on June 1st at Brown Paper Tickets. To get the special early registration price you must register before July 15th. If you wish to organize sponsors to donate ?money to Support Connection of Yorktown, you can do this at the above web page too!

Detailed instructions, waivers and insurance forms will be available on the HRWA site ( a week prior to the event.


9:00am registration opens at Long Dock in Beacon – participants arrive, unload, and one person from each party drives their car and parks at the finish in Cold Spring
10:05am northbound train shuttle departs Cold Spring (your ticket is already taken care of) ***IMPORTANT: The trains run only once an hour! Its important you’re on-time for 10:05am train.***
10:16am train arrives in Beacon at the event start.
10:30am mandatory safety briefing at the start
11:00am Poker Paddle begins!

Post-Paddle Picnic will welcome all participants at the finish line in Cold Spring!

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