The largest Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) event on the East Coast will take place in Miami on Sunday, January 15, 2012. An official World Paddle Association event, the Orange Bowl Paddle Championship powered by Jimmy Lewis will include competitive and amateur paddleboarders, including more than 100 Big Brothers and Big Sisters with their “Littles.”
Navigating a course that will start in Biscayne Bay and run up the Miami River against the backdrop of downtown Miami’s skyline, participants will compete for the largest purse on the East Coast while supporting a good cause – positive adult mentor relationships for at-risk children. Men’s and Women’s Elite winners will each receive a $5000 cash prize. All proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami.
Legendary surf and standup paddle board shaper, Jimmy Lewis is arriving from Hawaii and will be on hand to welcome racers and sign autographs.
WHEN: Sunday, January 15. (Bold denotes primary coverage opportunities)
8:00 to 9:30 am Onsite Registration
9:30 am – Board Boat to Follow Race
10:00 am – 7 Mile Elite Race Starts
11:30 am – 3 Mile Recreational Race Starts
Noon – Paddle Clinics for Bigs and Littles
1:30 pm – Sprint Races Start
3:30 pm – Awards and After Party
WHERE: 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132 (Bayside Marketplace Marina)
VISUALS: – Capture hundreds of paddleboarders from across the nation navigating Biscayne Bay and the Miami River during the seven mile elite race (Board Boat at 9:30 to follow 10 am race)
– Largest “first timer” Stand Up Paddleboarding clinic to date, with Big Brothers Big Sisters and their “Littles” learning to paddle
– Interviews with Orange Bowl and Big Brothers Big Sisters representatives
MEDIA CONTACT: Ken Russell / email@example.com