We strongly believe that canoeing and/or kayaking are healthy, wholesome activities that could benefit from more exposure. This canoe race format was designed with the intent to encourage more people into the paddle-sport environment, especially women, children, and seniors. By racing in a 4-person canoe, less experienced paddlers can benefit from the skills of the more elite paddlers. Although the C4 canoe has been around for many years, recently there has been a new wave of interest by elite canoe racers. So, with our intent to encourage more diverse individuals into participating, this “equalizer” format gives bonus points for each of those age/gender categories that will be used in calculating the prize money for each team.
All teams will begin and end in front of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort along the Delaware River which goes through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.; a gem of the Pocono Mountains. Following the race, a BBQ lunch will be provided to all the racers. Non-racers can also purchase a meal.
For 2015, our first annual race 20% of this event's profit will be donated to the local organization Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center (PWREC) run by Katie Uhler.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Just two miles from the Delaware Water Gap and I-80, this landmark resort sits at the rolling foothills of Pennsylvania’s magnificent Pocono Mountains – just 70 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia. Evoking an atmosphere of old world charm, our 99 guest rooms and suites balance comfort, convenience and history. All offer views of our famous golf course, the Delaware River or our expansive grounds. Because the property was built in 1911, no two rooms are alike. For more info visit Shawnee's website or call 800-SHAWNEE (800-742-9633). To Stay and Play at the historic Shawnee Inn click on Book Now button below.
Sponsorship is divided into 4 categories:
- Major Sponsor: $500+.
- Supporting Sponsor: $200-$499.
- General Sponsor: $100-199.
- Contributing Sponsor: Less than $100.
Schedule of Events
12:00 Noon: A BBQ, some local entertainment, and a presentation by Katie Uhler of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center will follow the C4 Race.
We look forward to seeing you at the race!
PWREC's Katie Uhler and Friend
Monroe County native Katie Uhler is the Founder and Director of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, (PWREC), a place where injured and orphaned wild animals native to PA are cared for until they can fend for themselves, when they are released back into the wild. The facility serves six counties and takes in more than 1,000 animals annually, including fawns, owls, hawks, squirrels, rabbits, songbirds, raccoons and bears. The PWRC is always in need of volunteers and donations, monetary or otherwise. For more information, visit www.poconowildlife.com, find them on Facebook, call (570) 402-0223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The PWRC is located on Cherry Drive in Stroudsburg.