A Festival for Chronic Paddlers

The Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest is Orlando’s Largest SUP Race for Chronic Paddlers, building and connecting the paddle community with a fun and charitable event for all. We have spectator and family-friendly paddle races for every experience/competitive level, age, and paddle craft.  Benefitting Orlando Surfrider Foundation.

Plus a giant slip'n slide, tacos, beer, Red Bull Soundtruck, food and icecream, lawn games, playground, raffle, kids activities, social paddle, paddle demos and clinic, SUP yoga class, happy hour party, and more!

We are proud to be part of the Fastest In Florida Points Series! 

“Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest was amazing as always this year. It’s one we never miss...  If you have never been I would definitely add it to your list... The love and support of SUP is palpable at this race. Good competition and even more pats on the back and smiles... Great food and beer. Lots of different races and activities for all levels and the whole family.”  — RACHEL FERGUSON, JUPITER, FL, SUP ATHLETE

 

New This Year

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"Homies" TEAM RELAYS: 

2 person teams complete the 10k course (5k each).

Teams must use the same solo paddle craft.  Paddlers may use their own paddle.  Teams may be all women, all men, or co-ed.  Awards for all paddle craft, SUP class is grouped in 14' and under.

So grab your best homie and form your team... costumes and high fives encouraged!

 

Race Details

 

Paddle Craft

All paddle craft welcome!

Stand Up Paddleboard, Prone Paddleboards, Kayak, Outrigger, Surf Ski, etc.

All may race for time with awards based on participation (at least 5 participants registered in each class).

Date

September 21-22, 2018  (See below for full event schedule)

Location

Isle of Pines Association Park
13694 Lake Mary Jane Rd
Orlando, FL 32832
Google Map

When turning Left on Lake Mary Jane Rd from Moss Park Rd, the park will be 3mi down on the right (just after Flo Rd. on the left & just before Nell Dr.) – marked by vertical flags and sign.

Courses

1 mi "Green" for brand spankin new competitors

10k "Homies" Team Relay for 2 person teams - all men, all women or co-ed, using the same 1-person paddlecraft

10k Albert Cichra Builder's "Cash Money" for solo competitors out to win that sweet sweet cash

Albert Cichra Builder's "Mo'Money" Drag Race for competitors wanting two chances to win that sweet sweet cash with a short sprint

"Nugget Race" free for Kids ages 13 years and younger

"Tug Life" Relay free for those that like to have the most fun and live the tug life

Registration Fees & Rentals

>>Register Early and Save $$$<<

1 mile "Green", 10k "Homies" Team Relay, or 10k "Cash Money" Courses

Register by Aug 21:  

  • 1mi Green = $30

  • 10k Homies Relay = $40

  • 10k Cash Money = $60

Register by Sept 21:  

  • 1mi Green = $40

  • 10k Homies Relay = $50

  • 10k Cash Money = $70

Drag Race Sprint "Mo' Money"
10k Team Relay or Cash Money + Drag Race Sprint = $20 additional fee

Race-Day Entry
$15 additional fee - pay online with CC only (from our IPad or your mobile device)

Kids "Nugget" and "Tug Life" Relay   Free with on site registration

Day of registration is online and with credit card only via the registration links below using your home computer, mobile device, or on-site iPads.

SUP Yoga Class with Ignite OM
Suggested donation of $20 including rental gear, $10 BYOBoard.  All proceeds given to Orlando Surfrider.

SUP Rentals
$20 each for prepaid rentals.
$30 each for day of (First come, first serve). 

To reserve a rental SUP (displacement and planing boards available) please contact Jessica Cichra: Jessica@WaveOfWellness.net, or text 850-445-8348.

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Registration

Click below to register for the 7th Annual Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest. Note there is a separate button on the right if you are racing in the 10k "Homies" Team Relay. 

To participate in the "Mo' Money" Drag Race, you must also compete in either 10k Cash Money or Homies Relay.  Click the appropriate button below and within the registration you'll be prompted to answer "Participate in the Mo' Money Drag Race?".  Click "yes" and the entry fee will be added at checkout.

Tug Life Relay and Kids Nugget courses are FREE and will be registered on site at check in.

 
 

Benefitting Charity

 

It was our priority to find a charity that focuses on education, preservation and conservation of our local waterways in which we love to play and paddle.  LMJ2018 is proud to benefit Orlando Surfrider Foundation, who does just that. They are a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the ocean, waves and beaches through programs like Rise Above Plastics, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Blue Water Task Force, and Know Your H2O.   

 
 
 
 

Race Day Schedule

Race Check-in Time
7am-8am (Day Of Registration ends at 8am)

Captains Meeting Time
8:30am

Race Start Times
9am: We will begin promptly with 10k races followed by 1mi at 10:30a, Drag Race Sprint at 11a,  Kids Race at 11:30a, and Tug Life Relay at 11:45a. 

Free Kids SUP Clinic with Dylan Geiger 11a

SUP Yoga with Ignite OM                                                        12pm - after all race courses are completed

Lunch                                                                                                   12:30pm Tijuana Flats-catered athlete’s lunch following completion of all races 

Live Music with Gabe Gomez                                       12pm

Awards Ceremony and Raffle                                             1pm

*all times are estimated and subject to change according to weather conditions and duration of races.

Age Divisions

Only the most competitive (highest participation) categories have age groups including: 10k Cash Money SUP 12’6 and 14'.  

10k Cash Money SUP
17 & under
18-49
50+

Kids Race
12 & under

Board Classes and other Paddle Craft Categories

SUP Unlimited
Over 14’. Placement awards given for 10k Cash Money only.

SUP 14'
Displacement hull/race/touring board

SUP 12’6
Displacement hull/race/touring board

SUP Surf
12’6 and under planing/non-displacement hull

SUP with your Nug
Any SUP with parent paddling and child riding

Prone Stock
12’6 and under

Prone Unlimited
14' and over. Placement awards given for 10k Cash Money only

Other Paddle Craft Categories
K1, K2, OC 1, OC 2, and Surf Ski.

Don’t see your paddle craft division? Contact us and we’ll add it.

Welcome Party

Happy Hour Welcome Party September 21 at 5p

Location: Wave of Wellness 13936 Marine Dr. Orlando, FL 32832

Hangout with friends, relax and enjoy the sunset at our lakeside location.  Including social sunset paddle, happy hour with beer and pizza, race registration and raffle drawing.

Awards

Awards for the top 3 finishers in each class. In Homies Relay awards, all SUP categories will be grouped into 14' and under for men, women, and co-ed teams.

Only the most competitive (highest participation) categories have age group awards including: 10k Solo SUP 12’6 and 14'.

This is the final race to earn your points towards the Fastest In Florida Points Series!

Prize Money Purse

10k Solo SUP Racers Only
Top 3 Overall Men and Women 14' & under 

  • 1st place – $300

  • 2nd place – $200

  • 3rd place – $100

Drag Race Sprint SUP Racers Only
First Across the line Men and Women 14' & under 

  • 1st place – $250

Big thanks to Albert Cichra Builders for sponsoring the Money Races!

SUP Yoga Class with Ignite OM

September 22 at 12p: 

Never tried yoga? No problem, this class is designed for ALL levels! Join Jodi as she guides you on a journey to your soul!  Connect with yourself, your breath, nature,  and all the chronic paddlers of the Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest. Do you need to stretch it out after your race, or simply give your body the love it deserves? We will do that!  Sky above, water below, breathe in, breathe out……..ALL proceeds will be donated to the cause <3 (Suggested donation $20 including board rental, or $10 BYOBoard).  Space is limited. Racers sign up at registration link, non-racers contact Jessica at Jessica@waveofwellness.net

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Accommodations

Hotel
We have a special group rate at Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona for 129.00 USD  per night. 

Start date: 9/20/18
End date: 9/22/18
Last day to book: 8/21/18

Camping
Moss Park
12901 Moss Park Road
Orlando, Fl 32832
Google Map

Just 3 miles away on Lake Mary Jane, this beautiful oak lined park is an affordable amd natural lodging option for primitive and RV camping. For reservations, call 407-254-6840.

 
 

Race Preparation

 

Want to improve your stand up paddling and racing technique?  

Join us for the Maui Jim Paddle Race Tuesdays Fall Season - Lake Mary Jane Race Training Edition!

These races emulate the 1mi, 10k and Drag Race Sprint courses to prepare you for the big day.

 
 

Sponsorship, Vendor & Volunteer Opportunities

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With an expected 120+ participants with 250 people in attendance at Orlando’s largest SUP race, your company's involvement at this event is a smart and beneficial opportunity for your brand. We offer several sponsorship levels that are sure to fit your needs, and accept gift-in-kind donations to help support this event. We are looking for valuable volunteers to help run this race smoothly and efficiently. Volunteers receive a SWAG bag, event souvenir, and lunch. For more information on how you can become involved, please contact Jessica at Jessica@waveofwellness.net. Mahalo in advance!

2018 Festival Sponsors and Vendors - Thank You!

 

2017 Race Recap & Results

Connecting our community, getting people on the water for a good time, and giving back is our mission, in which the 6th Annual Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest was a success!  Offering fun activities for all experience levels, ages and paddle craft within a spectator and family friendly environment, this festival captured attention, including a variety of paddle craft and participation, even with the untimely arrival of hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria.  From our collective efforts we proudly donated partial proceeds to Above the Wake, a non profit organization that provides positive watersports experiences to kids living with Autism and cognitive delays.