Pine Knoll Shores' Ninth Annual Kayak Race for the Warriors

Saturday, June 4, 2016 All Day
Garner Park, Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

On Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. our signature kayak and paddle board race will begin at Garner Park on Oakleaf Drive and complete a 3.2-mile course around the canals. Paddleboarders will start 5 minutes before kayakers. A $50 registration includes a T-shirt and lunch.  We will once again feature the warrior race in which a participant could win the coveted prize by raising the most dollars for Hope For The Warriors®. The warrior winner will be the racer with fastest warrior time by calculating their (raw time) minus (dollars raised or second). For every dollar raised by each racer, 1 second will be deducted from their raw race time. A family fun kayak race begins at 10:30 a.m. for a $15 registration that includes lunch. Participants can use any paddle-worthy vessel in order to compete. Fun racers who raise $50 or more in sponsors will be given a free t-shirt.

At 8:30 a.m., fun 5K and 10K bike rides will begin at McNeill Park on Oakleaf Drive in Pine Knoll Shores. A $15 per person donation includes lunch. Family donations will be capped at $45. Please arrive by 8 a.m. to register. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes in support of the warriors. Fun bikers who raise $50 or more will be given a free t-shirt.

Sponsors, spectators and guests are invited to participate in the post-race activities, including a raffle and hot dog feast from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for non-participants. Awards will be given out at this time.

For registration and further information on any of these events, please log onto On this site, you may register electronically, donate, or just learn more about this very worthwhile organization. Registration forms can also be picked up at Town Hall. You can also register for the 5K and 1K by going to

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