June 22, 2013 - 9:00am - 8:00pm

This year marks the Second Annual PADDLE- A-THON, a participant based fundraising event. The PADDLE-A-THON works just like a walk-a-thon. Join in on the fun by raising a minimum of $75 in pledges. Ask prospective donors to sponsor your participation in the PADDLE-A-THON. Any sponsor contributing $25 or more receives a year's membership to Yadkin Riverkeeper! 



Spectacular prizes like a kayak, a helicopter ride over the Yadkin River, paddle gear & Maui Jim sunglasses will be awarded at the end of the paddle for people who:

  • Raise the most money
  • Solicit pledges from the most people
  • Travel the farthest to paddle that day

Plus, for those bringing their own boat, a prize will be awarded for the best decorated vessel! 

Every participant will receive a FREE limited edition Tour de Yadkin tee shirt. 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Great Outdoor Provision Company PRIZES

$100 Mountainsmith sleeping bag
$100 ExOfficio gift certificate
$50 GOPC gift card
$50 Smartwool socks
$100 Chaco or Keen sandals gift certificate
$100 Thermarest sleeping pad

When you register, we will contact you about your preferred boating arrangement. You'll have the option of either a single kayak or a canoe. If you will be bringing your own boat, we'd like to know that as well! If you prefer to paddle a canoe, your paddling partner must also register for the event (& they must also raise at least $75 to participate). Children under the age of 10 can paddle for free!

After you register, you will be prompted to create a Paddler Pledge Page, an personalized online page that allows you to easily receive donations from your friends, family and coworkers via Facebook, twitter and emails! If you have already registered and want to create your page now, click the link below. You can also collect sponsorships in person by clicking and printing this:
Paddler Pledge Form.

**If you created a Personal Paddle Page for last year's Paddle-a-Thon, use the same email address and username. If you have forgotten your password, you will be able to reset it through requesting a new one. Click below to get started!

Paddler Pledge Page Setup


9AM: Meet at Tanglewood Park, at the Yadkin River Access before the bridge located at 4061 Clemmons Road in Clemmons. Paddlers will park in the field down by the Yadkin River, and will be shuttled by the boat outfitters to the put it in Huntsville.

10AM: After unloading at Huntsville, paddlers will be given a brief tutorial on kayaking and canoeing, and prepare to load into their vessels. All paddlers are encouraged to wear personal floatation devices for the duration of their paddle.

3PM: Paddlers start arriving to the Tanglewood River Access, where they will exit their boats and walk over to the Post-Paddle Party located in the field next to the river access.

Sponsor these Paddlers: Tara Worden Sample

Justin Rawley: Viligance

Drew Harr: For a Great Cause

Gina Christofferson: You Know You Want To!

Bunny Fontrier: Sponsor Bunny

Jessica Emerson: Sponsor Clean Water

Jennifer Goble: Send Me Down the River!

Sponsor Elijah Wittum

Billie Jo Scott: Let Me Paddle For You

Sponsor YRK Board President: Gayle Tuch

Anne Safrit: Sponsor My Paddle

Krista Naujoks: GIRLS RULE!