8:00 am Race Begins
Havens Beach, Sag Harbor
3 Mile (Rec) and 6 Mile (Elite)
14’ / 12’6” / Under 12’6"
Main Beach Surf and Sport
East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue
Paddle Board Rentals are SOLD OUT
We wanted to remind you of an important race-day rule for all WPA sanctioned races that will be enforced on August 4th: The coast guard requires all paddlers need a life vest or waist belt life jacket and a leash on board to paddle. This is a new law that is now in effect and we want to ensure that all paddlers are aware of the guidelines. As mentioned on the New York Government website:
“Stand up paddleboards (SUP) are considered a vessel when it is used outside of the surf zone or swim area. A life jacket is required for each person on board a paddle craft, which include canoes, kayaks and SUP's, as well as a sound signaling device.”
For more information, this link details New York Maritime law in regards to paddle boarding. We have also included an excerpt below and attached some helpful documents regarding the new law.
Your safety is a top priority to us, thus, we will be providing whistles to all paddlers. Main Beach Surf and Sport, the race presenter will have waist vests on site for purchase ($89) at the check in area. You are more than welcome to provide your own should you wish, but in order to participate in Paddle for Pink, all paddlers MUST have a life jacket or waist belt life jacket with a leash on board their paddle to participate in the race. No paddlers registered for this event will be permitted to paddle board without the above mentioned equipment.
We will also have our amazing partners, the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, returning again this year at Havens Beach to look out for all of our paddlers!
New for 2018! Kids Race!
Hamptons Paddle For Pink has opened a new division: Kids Race Division.
Sign up and have your children be part of making a difference to ending breast cancer by raising necessary funds and awareness for a cure. This race is being run by Paddle Diva and her team and they will ensure that it is safe, fun and a rewarding for all who participate. This short course of 1/4 mile will give kids a true sense of accomplishment as they start and finish just like the main 3 and 6 mile races. Life jackets, leashes and boards are available from rent for those who need them. Paddle experience and ability to paddle and turn board is recommended for this race. Paddle Diva and Main Beach Surf and Sport are available for kids lessons throughout the summer. All kids who race and raise money will win! This division will have a first, second and third place winners, but we will celebrate all participants!
Set up a fundraising page for your child and let them join us all raising money for BCRF
New for 2018! VIRTUAL PADDLER!
You can support BCRF even if you can't attend the event.
Support the event by creating your own fundraising page.
Top Fundraiser Gifts have been generously provided by Main Beach Surf & Sport and Paddle Diva
PADDLE WITH A PURPOSE
Every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer. Nearly 1.7 million new cases were diagnosed worldwide in 2012, and incidence rates are on the rise. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is committed to preventing and curing breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.
YOUR PARTICIPATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Help put breast cancer out of business by creating a personal fundraising page to share with family and friends. 91 cents of every dollar you raise will be spent on research and awareness programs. By choosing to fundraise for BCRF, you are choosing to be part of the solution and the cure. This year, a special award will be given to the TOP THREE INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS and TOP TEAM FUNDRAISER!
TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE A WORLD FREE OF BREAST CANCER
In five years, the Paddle for Pink event has raised more than $850,000, thanks to the herculean fundraising efforts of our participants. Together, the paddle board community has raised enough to provide funding for two BCRF-supported research grants. Join us in our goal of raising $250,000 this year to support a third!