The 20th Anniversary Lazy Dog Key West Paddle Classic is Coming April 27 – 30!
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
9 am Paddle Yoga Bliss with Tara at Lazy Dog
Float your Yoga practice, liberate your body, mind & spirit as our guide takes you through a series of yoga asanas aboard Sup. Namaste! Call to reserve your spot 305-295-98982 pm Paddle Board Eco Tour with Lazy Dog Guides
Enjoy an “easy pace” on a peaceful Eco-Tour through the backcountry through winding tidal creeks & lush mangrove tunnels on SUP or Kayak….remember that we are pet-friendly! We would love to have your furry companion accompany you!4 pm FREE SUP Board Demo
Meet at Lazy Dog to demo race & recreational boards from top paddle board companies visiting for the event!
5 pm LAZY DOG & KONA BREWING CO. HAPPY HOUR
Join us at Lazy Dog for a casual “meet and greet” happy hour at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 US 1, Key West. Meet the dogs and feel free to bring Fido on a leash! This event is open to the general public. Free board demos and drink specials! Free Kona Beer!!!!
530-730 pm at Lazy Dog
PADDLE TECHNIQUE & STROKE CLINIC Power Speed Stamina!
Each year Lazy Dog invites a professional paddler to share their secrets success and to teach paddlers in their own creative way how to improve their stroke and speed! This Race Preparation clinic will cover all fundamentals of SUP race technique, breaking the stroke down to create full body connection and muscle activation through each phase of the paddle stroke allowing you to be more efficient, give you more power and maintain for longer periods of time! Clinic will also cover race tips & strategy as well as nutrition, training schedules and other workout routines!
FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017
Strengthen within in this Paddle Fit Class with Heather Gaines at Lazy Dog!
1pm-3pm PADDLE CLINIC WITH JIM TERREL
Jim Terrel, aka “Mad Scientist,” Founder/operator of leading paddle company Quickblade Paddles has lots to offer with his unique approach to SUP racing in this paddle stroke technique clinic at Lazy Dog! More info to follow.
5pm-8pm KICK-OFF PARTY
REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP
AT TURTLE KRAALS
Racers can catch up, discuss race strategies, & review course map! Invite your friends and family to this fun free event. Bocci courts and corn hole games as well as the famous Turtle Kraals turtle races! Complimentary KONA beer! Racers can pre-order healthy organic pre-race breakfast from Date & Thyme!
** IMPORTANT NOTE: All racers required to pick up packets before the morning of the race. If you are unable to attend the happy hour at Lazy Dog or the registration party at Turtle Kraals, packets will be available after the race at the registration tent.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017
9am MAIN EVENT 12-mile Key West Paddle Classic
12-Mile Distance Race “Paddle Around the Island” WPA Southeast Region National Points Race Paddlers can compete individually on a single paddle craft, in a group on multiple person paddle craft, or as a Relay Team consisting of 3 persons with switch off locations and transportation!
10am SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUN DEMO/RACE
Enjoy this playful display of fun as these athletes put on one heck-of-a show in a beachside demo race. The purpose of this demo is to introduce our honored beneficiaries of the Key West Paddle Classic. Each year the Classic donates $3,000+ to the Special Olympics Monroe County Paddle Board Team!
6pm-10:00pm Awards Celebration at Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Bar
Party is open to all paddlers, families, friends & the generally awesome public! *Dinner served 630pm Tickets available online or at the door! ($3 discount online)
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
8am-930am Kids’ SUP Clinic
Clinic is for kids ages 6-16. All ages 17 and under can race!
Age groups will be broken down as follows: 8&under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17
(check-in for Clinic is at 8am in covered concrete pavilion)
For all levels! Reserve your child’s spot on the registration page. Please create a paddle guru account in your child’s name for clinic/race entry.
$30 Clinic includes free entry into the kids race.
945am KIDS RACE
Ages 17 and under
Fun double loop course.
15 and under, $10 (race only, no clinic) **Boards, paddles, life vests provided!
SUNDAY FUN-DAY at SNIPES POINT
Departs at 12 Noon from Lazy Dog at Hurricane Hole Marina TBA
Venture out with us on a journey through the backcountry to the legendary sand bar of Snipes Point just off of Key West. Enjoy a scenic boat ride, picnic lunch, & paddling in this amazing island oasis. We will commence in the “Classic” paddle games…….including sprints, relays, and other fun events ….like paddle jousting!!!!! 🙂
(We are still working out the details for Sunday Fun-day but trust us when we say this will be a FANTASTIC time! We are no strangers to FUN and we look forward to sharing a special “LOCAL” piece of our little island! )
AWARDS CELEBRATION INFORMATION 6pm-10pm
Located at Turtle Kraals & Half Shell Raw Bar Plaza in Lands End Village along the Historic Seaport.
Join us for live music and dancing! Awards celebration includes food, drink specials,prize drawings for all participants and awards presentation and special acknowledgement for our top finishers.
DINNER – Served 630pm AWARDS 730 PARTY 9-???????
Complimentary admission for all racers **Awards/dinner tickets in all racers’ goody bags.
Note: Tickets for friends/family can be purchased In advance online at paddleguru.com for just $15 or at the door for $18/person at the awards party.
Book early and Save! *Includes fresh fish taco dinner and 2 free KONA draft beers!