The Paddle Dash is a family friendly, fun, and exciting Paddle Board/Kayak race. 100% of the proceeds from this event goes to Keep Indian River Beautiful. There is a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced race course, plus a fun and exciting Sprint Race to show off your skills! If you don't have your own, we have kayak and SUP rentals available. Spectators are welcome as well! After the head-to-head races there will be a Corporate Paddle Battle where sponsor teams will challenge last year's winner (Boston Barricades) for the right to claim the traveling Paddle Battle Trophy!
Races start at just $30 for the Beginner Course which is a light and easy paddle around Memorial Island in Vero Beach. Kids have the option of competing in the Beginner and Intermediate Courses starting at just $20!
Pre-registration is required for this event. Contact Keep Indian River Beautiful staff to register. Call 772-226-7738 or email
Race Descriptions and Prices
Beginner Course: $30 ($20 Youth) - An easy and smooth flowing course that many beginner paddlers can easily accomplish. The course is roughly 1.2 miles long and is a beautiful trip around Memorial Island.
Intermediate Course: $40 ($30 Youth) - The Intermediate race course is about 2.5 miles long. It's perfect for the person who has been training and wants to show off their skills or the casual paddler that can continuously paddle for 30-45 minutes.
Advanced Course: $50 - The Advanced race course is between 5 and 6 miles. It's not a long course for the more advanced paddlers, but it offers a beautiful scenic route and a few natural challenges.
Sprint Racing: $10 - A quick and easy course that will show off your skills as a paddler. The sprint races will be held in a bracket style race to see who is the fastest.
Every racer gets a free paddle dash shirt with entry!