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Paddle for the Cure
The Hudson River: Peekskill to Cold Spring NY
Cortlandt Manor - Peekskill, NY
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Paddle for the Cure
The Third Annual
Paddle for a Cure
sponsored by
The Hudson River
Watertrail Association
Sunday September 8, 2013

Join us for a great day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for an excellent cause. Building on the last years' successful 'poker-paddle' fundraiser, we will follow the same 11 mile course but this time UP the beautiful stretch of the Hudson River from Peekskill to Cold Spring.
Participants will pick up playing cards at specific points along the way, hoping to  produce the best 'poker' hand. The winning hand at the finish gets a fabulous prize.
After the paddle, celebrate a fun and rewarding day on the water with a picnic lunch, beer, great raffles and prizes.

Net proceeds from the paddle, raffle and beer sales will benefit the Support Connection for Breast and Ovarian Cancers* (

Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rank beginners, seasoned paddlers and teams of friends and co-workers are encouraged to join us. If you need to rent a boat we can help arrange that for you. If you're bringing your own boat, a free shuttle will ensure that you and your boat are together at the same place at the end of the day.

Poker Paddle: The poker paddle is an 11-mile fun paddle with 5 stops along the way where you'll pick up a single playing card. At the end of the paddle course, whoever has the best poker hand, wins!  

Post-Race Picnic: Don't miss the fantastic post-race Picnic. Food will be free for all event participants and available for purchase for spectators.

Prizes: Fabulous prizes will be awarded for the best poker "hands". We'll also raffle off some great products from our sponsors!

Your $60  entry fee gets you ACA insurance for the event, breakfast, sports-wicking  event baseball cap, picnic, and a raffle ticket. A guaranteed donation of $25 per entry is made to the Cause.

If you need to rent a boat you can email ATLANIC KAYAK TOURS at, or HUDSON VALLEY OUTFITTERS at (845)-265-0221, please mention that you are renting for the PADDLE FOR A CURE event and you will receive a special event rental price. If you rent a boat from either outfitter your kayak will be delivered to the start of the event for you and will be picked up at the end of the paddle. If you would like to rent/paddle a sit on top, single or double (we have a few available) you can do so by emailing Also, a free shuttle for all will ensure that you and your boat are together at the same place at the end of the day.

Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rank beginners, seasoned paddlers and teams of friends and co-workers are encouraged to join us.

Sponsors and prizes / raffles /auction items will be posted at

The start of the paddle is the Annsville Creek PaddleSport Center  (yes, we are doing the reverse this year, so that we paddle with the current).  The end of the paddle and party is at Dockside in Cold Spring.

The Annsville Creek Paddle Sport Center is
Latitude: N 41 17.852'; Longitude: W 73 56.239'.  
Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center
1 Annsville Circle
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10566

Registration will open at 8 am, You will need to get signed-in upon arriving , unload you boat and gear and then drive your car to the Cold Spring train station parking lot where you will park your car and take the provided shuttle back to the start. The poker paddle will start at 10am.

Kayaks can be rented for the event from Atlantic Kayak Tours at  or Hudson Valley Outfitters at or 845-265-0221

More precise instructions will be posted on the Hudson River Watertrail Association website in July.

*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.



The Hudson River: Peekskill to Cold Spring NY (View)
Start: Annsville Creek Paddle Sport Center, 1 Annsville Circle
Cortlandt Manor - Peekskill, NY 10566
United States


Other > Fundraisers

Minimum Age: 16
Dog Friendly: No


Owner: HRWA
On BPT Since: Apr 30, 2013
The Hudson River Watertrail Association


Question: I am planning to meet my siblings at the end of the event in Cold Spring. What time are the paddlers expected to arrive there? And what is the cost for us non-paddlers? Thanks!
Answer: Of course I can pin point the time exactly ( wind is a big element). But I am counting on people coming in approximately 1:30. If people want to eat and join us, it will cost about $8.00. Peggy

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