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2018 Paddle for the Bays RACE Cape Cod

Saturday, September 15, 2018, marks the 8th annual Paddle for the Bays: RACE Cape Cod, a test of speed and endurance for all levels of paddlers on paddleboards and/or kayaks.  One of the most beautiful courses on the East Coast. Organized by and benefiting Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, one of Cape Cod's leading water-quality advocacy groups. Your support will help Barnstable Clean Water Coalition on their mission to restore and preserve clean water in the town of Barnstable.

New venue (Oyster Harbors Club beach)

Silent Auction

Beach party with live music, food and drink

When:   Saturday September 15th from 9am - 3pm
Where:   Beach at Oyster Harbors Club, 170 Grand Island Dr, Osterville, MA 02655

Individual Racers

All individual racers need to be registered through PaddleGuru.
Register early on PaddleGuru

Relay Teams

Once all your team members have a PaddleGuru account you can register here.

If your team members don't have PaddleGuru accounts you can register here instead.

Adults: Early Registration $95, Same Day Registration $110
Youth (under 16): $55 (Early Registration and Same Day Registration)
Relay Team: $240 for a 4 person team ($60 per person)

A Beach Party Ticket is included for all racers. Beach Party tickets include food/drink. Racers are able to purchase extra tickets for guests who are spectating. Beer tickets will be available for purchase on race day.

Guest Ticket (Adult):  $20
Guest Ticket (Youth):  $10

If you would like to make a donation to our Paddle for the Bays: RACE Cape Cod 2018 campaign, please click here.

If you would like to create a fundraising page, you can go to the above link and click on "Become a Fundraiser" or click here.

If you already created a Fundraising page, you can edit it by going to your fundraising page and at the bottom click "Edit My Page" which will direct you to a login page.

Alternatively, if you have an account but did not bookmark your fundraising page, you can go here to log into your account.  Once logged in, click on "Social Fundraising" from the dropdown menu on the right.

Adult Courses - 5 mile (SUP or kayak) and 10 mile loop (SUP)

Youth Course - approximately 1/4 - 1/2 mile (SUP or kayak)

All racers get a long-sleeved t-shirt and beach party ticket. First 50 registrants get a visor.

Racers can also be on a relay team:

Relay (SUP) Course - 4 person team - 1 board (Surf/SUP under 12') per team - each team member does one loop of youth course


One loop of course is 5 miles

Youth course will be a shorter course along beach

Saturday, September 15th

7:00 AM:     Registration
8:15 AM:     Mandatory Safety Meeting for all racers

9:00 AM:  10 Mile Course Start
9:10 AM:  5 Mile Course Start
9:30 AM:  Youth Course Start

11:30 AM:   Relay Course Start

12:00 PM:   Awards

Beach Party:     10 AM - 3 PM

Silent Auction:  10 AM - 3 PM

*All times are subject to change

  • Prizes to the top 3 finishers in each category
  • Prize for top individual fundraiser
  • Relay Team Top Prize Package: Four 11' Bic Wing Paddleboards and Four Carbon Fiber Paddles
    • Your relay team has one of three chances to win the Relay Top Prize Package. Teams winning the relay race, the best costume, and top fundraising team will be entered into a drawing to win the top prize package.
paddle Race group photo


Barnstable Clean Water Coalition