Teams of four.
Paddle For Hope is an established annual community fundraising and paddleboarding challenge, attracting over 400 participants in Auckland in 2014 and again in 2016.
Initiated in Auckland in 2011 by two-times cancer survivor Karin Horen with Victoria Stuart and an awesome team of volunteers, the event has since raised more than $350K for charity and literally turned the sea pink with a huge festival of fun on and off the water.
In 2016-17 we are teaming up with NZ's biggest weekly SUP event, City Surf, to bring you ten chances to paddle with your friends at Okahu Bay and Mission Bay over the summer, plus free training days.
Ideal for newbies, friends sharing a board, families, school teams or work teams, the Paddle For Hope at City Surf Team SUP Relay is a social paddling event, designed for participants who are completely new to SUP and want to have a go in a fun, social, team environment.
Your team can raise money via our Give-a-Little page for three causes: PaddleOn by The Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust, SeaCleaners (one piece a day), or The WELLer Network (breast cancer prevention education).
How far do you paddle?
The teams relay event will be a short course, very close to the beach, totalling 4 short laps of approx 700m per lap (3km total). Each team member completes one lap.
How many in a team?
There must be four people in a team, with at least one female per team.
Don't have paddleboards?
Don't worry - you only need one board and paddle per team, and boards can be provided for teams who don't have their own.
To register and start fundraising go to www.paddleforhope.co.nz
Doing good does you good.
So do good for yourself and your favourite cause in the all new Paddle For Hope @ City Surf!
Do we have to paddle every week?
Your team can enter and paddle in one event, four, seven or the whole season. You choose!
Do the same people have to paddle every week on my team?
You can substitute team members to make up your four on any night. If you only have 3, one person can paddle twice.
Do I need my own SUP to participate?
Teams only need one board and paddle per team & thanks to our lovely sponsors Starboard, we can provide this for you - it’s a relay, so one person paddles, then the next, and so on.
What time do we need to get there by and where exactly is it being held?
Be there by 6:15pm for safety briefing. 6.30pm start. View race dates and locations here
Where will the money we raise go?
Paddle For Hope Team Fundraising is via Givealittle so all the money will be divided equally between the registered charities: PaddleOn by Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust, The WELLer Network and Sea Cleaners). View detailed fundraising instructions here
What if I've never paddled before?
The teams relay has a short course close to shore and is designed as an easy and manageable entry level SUP for fitness and fun. If you haven't paddled before you can come along to our free training day this Sunday or contact Victoria to arrange a lesson.
Corporate Wellness & Teambuilding Opportunity:
Become a VIP Paddle For Hope team. Get your crew on board and build staff camaraderie. Please contact Victoria if you are interested in entering a VIP Team in the Paddle For Hope at City Surf relay and branding up your very own pink Paddle For Hope board!
Paddle For Hope Teams Relay and Fundraising Challenge.
Rally your friends together and come along for one event or the whole ten-event series. This is a great way to include a SUP in your weekly fitness.