A Festival for Chronic Stand Up Paddlers

The Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race 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. 

Plus our fun day on the lake includes a SUP yoga class, Cloud Race - SUP Fit Circuit, Zup Board and Wake SUP rides, relays, giant slip n slide, tacos, beer, live DJ, food trucks, lawn games, playground, floating island, raffle and more! The Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race is proud to be part of the Fastest In Florida Points Series! 

 
 

Race Details

 

Paddle Craft

All paddle craft welcome!

Stand Up Paddleboard, Paddleboards, Kayak, Canoe, Outrigger, Surf Ski, K1, etc.

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

Date

Saturday, September 23, 2017
(Welcome Party on Friday September 22. See below for full race day 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.

Registration Fees & Rentals

1, 3 or 6 mile Courses

$65 6mi; $50 1mi or 3mi until July 23
$70 6mi; $55 1mi or 3mi until Aug. 23
$75 6mi; $60 1mi or 3mi until Sept. 22

Double Whammy Prize Money
(1/3/6mi + Drag Race Sprint)
$20 additional fee

Race-Day Entry
$15 additional fee

Above the Wake Race
$10

Kids "Nugget" and "Tug Life" Relays   Free with day of/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
$20 including rental gear, $10 BYOBoard

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 407-900-8348.

 
 

Register Now

Click below to register for your the 5th Annual Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race. If you are racing in both the 1/3/6 mile race PLUS the Drag Race Sprint race then register via the 'Double Whammy' button below.

 
 

Benefitting Charity

Every year we choose a local cause near and dear to our hearts to SUPport, raising awareness and funds for a great cause.  This year we've partnered with Above the Wake, a non profit organization with a mission to create positive experiences on the water for children with Autism and cognitive delays, breaking down stigmas and unleashing potential for greatness through individual teachable moments. We've personally experienced this mission in action where kids learned to SUP, ZUP board and more. Watching their faces light up as they were successful and having fun on the water was one of the most rewarding feelings. This organization brings so much light to these kids' (and their caregivers') lives and we're so proud and excited they are part of our event! Please spread the word - let's get lots of participation to raise awareness and funds for Above the Wake!  We also have an Above the Wake Race, sign your kids up for just $10 at the registration button above.

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 6mi followed immediately by 3mi, 1mi around 10:30a, Kids Race around 11a, Above the Wake Race around 11:15a, Drag Race Sprint 11:30a, and Tug Life Relay 11:45a.

SUP Yoga, ZUP Board/Wake Surf Rides, and Cloud Race         12pm following completion of all races

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

Awards Ceremony and Raffle                                                                             1p

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

Age Divisions

Only the most competitive (highest participation) categories have age groups including: 3mi and 6mi SUP 12’6 and SUP 14'.

1, 3 or 6mi
17 & under
18-49
50+

Kids Race
12 & under

Board Classes and other Paddle Craft Categories

SUP Unlimited
Over 14’. Placement awards given for Men’s 6mi course 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

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.

SUP Yoga Class

September 23, 2017 at 12p: Join SUP YOGA with Bonnie Kennedy, an ACE Certified Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Instructor, for a fun filled class - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!  SUP Yoga is a combination of stand up paddleboarding and yoga, known for giving the body a "core" workout because of the added balance challenge.  $20, includes all equipment. 

Awards

Hand-crafted trophies by Yellow Dog Surf Shop for the
top 3 finishers in each class. 

Only the most competitive (highest participation) categories have age group awards including: 3mi and 6mi SUP 12’6 and SUP 14'.

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

Prize Money Purse

6mi SUP Racers Only
Top 3 Overall Men 14' & under and Women 12’6' & under

  • 1st place – $300
  • 2nd place – $200
  • 3rd place – $100

Drag Race Sprint SUP Racers Only
First Across the line Men 14' & under and Women 12’6 & under

  • 1st place – $250

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

Accommodations

Hotel
We have a special group rate of $108.00 per night for participants of the Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race for Sept. 22-24, 2017, when you book by Sept. 8, 2017 at Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside. Please click the link provided to book.  You may also call Marriott reservations at (800) 380-6751 and request the Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest Room Block Sept 2017.
Book your group rate for Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race

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.

Welcome Party

Local Honey Designs Welcome Party September 22, 2017 at 5p

Location: Albert Cichra's Lakeside Bar 13936 Marine Dr. Orlando, FL 32832

Relax and enjoy the sunset for race registration, The Paddle Attic social paddle and Stellar Surfski demo, pizza dinner with Sweetwater Brewing Co beer, Surfrider movie screening of Plastic Ocean, music and raffle.  Purchase a Surfrider stainless steel pint cup filled with beer plus pizza for $15 or just beer and pizza for $10.

Cloud Race (SUP Fitness Circuit)

September 23, 2017 at 12p: Say hello to sup Cloud, (@supcloud ) the friendly inflatable storage companion that allows people to safely store loads of personal items while on the water, including phones and keys, and quickly and safely secures paddles. We will be completing an exercise circuit atop fitness specific paddle boards equipped with sup Clouds. Each station in the circuit will have a paddling maneuver to perform. That maneuver leads right into an exercise movement. This circuit is a fitness race like never before. Help make history and have a lot of fun doing it! Hop onboard with sup Cloud and unleash your awesomeness. 👊🏼💦  Optional donation, includes all equipment.  

 

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 1/3/6 mi and Drag Race Sprint courses to prepare you for the big day.

 
 
 

Sponsorship, Vendor & Volunteer Opportunities

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!

2017 Festival Sponsors and Vendors

 

2016 Race Recap & Results

 

Feel Good

I’ve been to a lot of SUP races. Wakeboard contests. Hockey Tournaments. Events. The ones that bring us back year after year are the ones that tap into something close to our hearts. It is a feel good vibe. Laughs. Smiles. High fives. Don’t get me wrong we all love some great competition. But the whole package is what seals the deal. And seeing smiling faces. That is just the icing on the cake. This is the case in Orlando Florida.

Read More of the Race Recap by athlete Jeramie Vaine