PaddlePalooza Gull Lake 2018
Paddlepalooza 2018: BIGGER AND BETTER FOR 2018. In 2017 we were blessed with the best weather yet, making our annual paddle very enjoyable. There were roughly 90 paddlers that took part in this amazing day. We've made a few changes for 2018. We are offering a early registration discount including a T-Shirt, Hat, and Meal.
This year we are working to raise awareness and money for a worthy cause. That being HART ANIMAL RESCUE in Brainerd. Hart builds compassionate relationships between people and animals through quality education, sheltering and adoptions. We encourage you to paddle with your pet!
Paddlepalooza is an end of the season Paddle Party to celebrate being active, our area, waterways, music, food, and community. Join us on Sept 2nd 2018 for a 5 mile supported paddle from Nisswa Lake to Zorbaz on Gull Lake. Our goal is to bring together the largest group of active water sport enthusiasts for a group paddle with end of season party at Zorbaz. Open to paddle boarders, kayakers, and canoes.
New for 2018: Option to include a T-Shirt, Hat, & Meal after 12/31/17
Lead paddlers: Providing pace and guidance for various abilities. We encourage all paddling abilities and want to make sure you feel comfortable on the water. This year we will have lead paddlers in three different groups to ensure everyone knows where they are going and also to help with any assistance needed.
Paddling for a good cause. This year we will give 10% of the proceeds to Hart Animal Rescue. You can also donate directly to HART through your registration above. The rest of the money goes to all the overhead involved such as food, beverages, paid help, insurance, marketing, licenses, entertainment and so on.
Added Aid Station along route including BBQ/Beverage stop at Point Narrows Resort.
The party really gets going on the patio at the Famous Zorbaz on Gull. Bent Paddle Brewing will be on hand sampling their craft beers, live music, and prizes!!
Event day registration will be available from 7:30am- 9:30am. Please meet at Garage Door Store on the corner of 371 and Nisswa Lake by 9:30 am Sept 2nd for pre-paddle meeting and last minute signups. Click here for their address.
We are hoping to be on the water and paddling by 10am. There will be parking available at the Garage Door Store where you can unload your gear and transition to the private/public landing on Nisswa Lake for launching. The group will begin the 5 mile paddle together and head off into the wild blue yonder.
There is a rest stop at Point Narrows Resort with a BBQ and music. Pull up and have some lunch courtesy of Grand Champion Meats. Upon departing Point Narrows Resort, the group will follow the lead paddlers and head through upper Gull Lake and then onto the home stretch and headed to Zorbaz. Make your way to the outside patio for some music, raffles, and more food/drink. Bent Paddle will be providing a tasty beer for all participants and Zorbaz will be providing pizza. Stick around for some giveaways and the raffle. $5 gets you into the raffle which will have some amazing items, which some very generous sponsors have donated. The money raised will go directly to our chosen organizations.
We will be providing shuttle service runs back to Nisswa and Nisswa Lake for participants to retrieve their vehicles and then you can pick up your equipment back at Zorbaz. Feel free to hang out at Zorbaz and enjoy the amazing paddle you just accomplished.
Please make sure you have a PFD and a dry storage for your car keys. We are all looking forward to a great day on the water!!
In the event of bad weather, we will cancel and refund everyone.
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