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Paddle Battle: Maine Lakes Open Paddleboard Race @ Tarry A While Resort
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am
Paddle Battle: Maine Lakes Open Paddleboard Race @  Tarry A While Resort  | Bridgton | Maine | United States

After the success of the last couple of years we are at it again! We had some fabulous paddlers in 2018 and the weather was superb but I have to start with the venue… Tarry-A-While Resort on Highland Lake is pretty much the perfect spot. There is a little cove to start in and the grassy pine grove is an ideal place to spend the morning. I also have to mention how grateful we were to have committed sponsors! Last year, we had paddle boards, ski tickets, and lots of outdoor gear and local prize baskets to raffle off.

We are, again, offering 2K and 5K courses. Why mess with perfection, right?

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Lakes Environmental Association, which is a non-profit regional association dedicated to preserving and protecting 41 lakes in southwestern Maine. You are on our website already, so feel free to poke around a little to find out what we do… If you think Maine is only about lighthouses and lobstah’, you’re missing out! It’s time to enjoy our pristine inland waters from the vantage point of a paddle board!
Race categories

Men’s and Women’s 5K (any board length accepted)

Men’s and Women’s 2K (12’06” boards and under only)
Age Classes

15-35, 36-55, 56+

minimum age 15 for 2K and 5K races. There will be a “grom” race again this year for kids in the cove!
Tentative Schedule

8:00 Tarry A While parking opens

9:00 Racers’ Meeting

9:30 5K Race, all boards accepted – beach start

9:45 2K Short Board Only Race – beach start

11:00 Kids’ “Grom” Race in the Cove!

12:00 Awards ceremony

FMI: mainelakes.org/educationevents/paddle-battle/