10 June, 2017
6:30 am
Frank S. Farley State Marina, 600 Huron Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401

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Taking a grueling journey around Absecon Island, competitors from across the globe will propel their paddleboards and #PaddleItForward to help people with cancer. Registration is now open for the 11th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause presented by Curexa Saturday, June 9 at Frank S. Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

More than 100 stand-up and prone paddleboarders will embark on a 22.5-mile journey designed to test competitors mentally and physically similar to someone battling cancer. There are two options for people who want to participate in a non-competitive paddle. There is an 8-mile paddle to the Wonder Bar and back and a 4-mile option that finishes at the Wonder Bar.


Follow these steps to join the 2018 Paddle for a Cause presented by Curexa

  1. Create an individual fundraising page

  2. Register with Paddleguru

  3. Want to Create Or Join A Team? Do That Here?

Event Details

June 9, 2018 – Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City
Registration area is located at the rear of ground parking lot

22.5-Mile Race
Registration / check in 6:30am – 7:45am
Pre-paddle meeting for all paddlers will begin at 7:45 am
Race Starts at 8:00am

8-Mile Race
Registration / paddle check in 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Pre-paddle meeting for all paddlers will begin at 9:15 am
Race starts at 9:30am

4-Mile and 8-Mile Back Bay Fun Paddles
Registration / Paddler check-in 8:15 am – 9:30 am
Pre-paddle meeting on the water at 9:45 am
Paddle starts at 10:00 am

4-Mile paddle to the Wonderbar where transportation for the paddler and their board will be provided back to the Golden Nugget. 8-Mile round trip paddle to the Wonderbar and back. 8-Mile Team relay paddle. These events are a great way to support the cause for those that are new to the sport of paddling.

Please review the attached WPA rulebook. These are the rules sanctioned by the World Paddle Association and must be adhered to.

The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause WPA Sanctioned Race Divisions are:

The race will be timed by division and gender.

The prize money will be awarded to the following divisions, dependent on a presenting sponsor

Mens Open Prone
Mens 14′ and under SUP
Womens Open Prone
Womens 14′ and under SUP

1st = $800
2nd= $350
3rd= $150

Open Division
Kayaks, outrigger canoe, surf ski and lifeguard boats

Please allow the faster racers to start first. Anyone in the open division not on an SUP or prone must start behind the racers.  Thank you for your understanding.

*Prizes are contingent upon event sponsorship. If a presenting sponsor is not secured no prize money will be awarded. To learn more about how your business can become a sponsor please visit thedrcf.org

Golden Nugget After Party & Evening Events 

Tickets are  $25 at the door so encourage your friends, family and neighbors to come out and join the fun. If you haven’t already done so and wish to stay at the Golden Nugget the night of the event it is not too late.

An amazing after party has been planned for 4 p.m. including food, live entertainment and award ceremony.

A limited number of discounted rooms are available from the Golden Nugget on a first come, first serve basis. The cut off for reservations is May 25

To reserve your room using the discounted rate below, call 1-800-777-8477, choose option No. 3. The group code for reservations: ADEAN17

Spend the Night and Enjoy the Party – Room Rates:

Thursday, June 8  
$79 Standard

Friday, June 9
$199 Standard

Saturday, June 10 
$299 Standard

Residents with homes along paddle course Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport are encouraged to show support the paddlers as they pass.

Businesses can support the event by becoming a sponsor.

Contact Us for information.

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