09 June, 2018
7:30 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, in addition to competitors in other types of watercraft including canoes, kayaks and rowboats, 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 or Team Fundraising Page

  2. Register with Paddleguru

Get Started

We’ve switched to a new fundraising platform to make things simpler for you. Follow the instructions below to get set up.

  1. Go to www.crowdrise.com/PFAC
  2. Create your individual or team fundraising page at Crowdrise and click “Set up your fundraiser
  3. Register using Facebook (you can control what information you share with Crowdrise) or Enter your name and basic information
  4. Follow the steps to set up your own fundraising page to share with everyone you know.
  5. Make your fundraising page compelling with photos/video/text and then share it via email and social media frequently. Ask your supporters to share it too. Be relentless. It’s for a good cause.

To Create A Team:

  1. Click “Manage team” Crowdrise Profile
  2. Click “Invite Team Members”
  3. Copy and paste the team URL and Message into an email to your desired team members.

To Join A Team

  1. Click “Set up your fundraiser”
  2. Click “Join a team
  3. Choose the team you would like to join.
  4. You’ll be set up with your own Team Member page connected to that team, connected to the overall event.
  5. You can customize this page and share it with your network, while the funds you raise are reflected on your page, as well as your team’s total, and the event itself. Now that’s some serious teamwork.

Donate To A Team Or Make A General Donation

Click here

What’s the difference between “Join as an Individual” and “Create a New Team”?

If you’re in charge of putting a team together choose “Create a New Team.” For example, if your Paddle team name is The Warriors, you would select “Create a New Team and then title your team page “The Warriors.” If you want to raise money on your own, click on “Join as an Individual.” For example, if Pete wants to start her own individual fundraising page for the Paddle For A Cause, he could title it something like: “Pete’s Paddle Fundraiser.”

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 (solo and team relay)
Registration / check-in 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Pre-paddle meeting for all paddlers will begin at 7:45 a.m.
Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

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

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

Virtual Paddlers
If you are unable to compete in any of the paddle events you can still get in on the action. Virtual Paddlers simply create a fundraising account on Crowdrise and help to raise money for the foundation. This is a great way for young children and those with physical limitations to help out a great cause. Virtual Paddlers who raise the minimum $200 entry fee will receive a swag bag and race gear that is provided to all paddlers.

Board Storage
Boards and other water craft can be stored overnight on Friday or Saturday. Representatives from the DRCF will be on site overnight to ensure all equipment is safely stored.

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. Mention the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation to receive special discounted rates.

Spend the Night and Enjoy the Party – Room Rates:

Thursday $79 rate

Friday $199 rate

Saturday $299 rate

Code is RAND18


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.

Please note: *In the event of inclement weather preventing the race from taking place no refunds will be given for funds raised or sponsor donations. All proceed benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation and are utilized to provide financial relief to cancer victims, their families and local cancer centers.

Contact Us for information.

Learn about becoming a support boat here

Read our FAQ page before race day

Want to volunteer? Fill out this form or Call (609)678-9019 to sign up

Sponsor the Paddle For A Cause

Donate to a team or a paddler