Pelican Paddle

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The Weeks Bay Foundation is proud to host the 5th Annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race, Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. This is a great way to get the whole family out on the water and enjoying Weeks Bay by boat!

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Or download the registration form HERE.

  • Advance registration will end at 4 pm on Friday, August 4th.
  • Day-of registration will be from 7:30 to 8:45 on Saturday, August 5th.
  • Rain date:  Sunday, August 6th
The race course is 3.5 miles and we will crown 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following groups:
-Men’s Solo Kayak
-Women’s Solo Kayak
-Junior Solo Kayak (Age 13 and under)
-Tandem Craft (canoe or kayak)
-Stand Up Paddle Board
-Non-Traditional (Any type of non-motorized boats not in the other divisions, excluding sailboats)
-Pro Solo Kayak (A 7.0 mile race, any age and gender.)
Eco-tour: If you’re not interested in racing, but would like to be on the water, there will be a non-competitive Eco-tour paddle of the Weeks Bay area.
Loaner Gear: If you would like to participate in the race or the Eco-tour but do not have your own paddling gear (PFD, Paddle, Kayak or Canoe) we may be able to help. The Fairhope Boat Company and 17 Turtles Outfitters have generously donated some canoes and kayaks, with paddles and PFDs, for the race. They are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in borrowing gear, you MUST call the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 to reserve your boat. Please do this BEFORE you register to ensure that we still have boats available.