A Festival for

Chronic Paddlers

The Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest is Orlando’s Largest, most inclusive SUP Race for Chronic Paddlers. Our mission is to build and connect the paddle community with a fun, charitable, and eco-minded 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 crafts, social paddle, paddle demos and clinic, SUP yoga class, happy hour party, Sunday Funday at the Springs, and more!

“There are a few races that nail the community aspect and this sits atop the leaderboard. Every year, they find a way to include everyone, raise awareness and enthusiasm for their causes and still pound out a competitive race with top paddlers… and don’t forget the fun!”

- Distressed Mullet. 

 

New This Year

Sunday Funday at the Springs: 

You asked for it, and we’re providing! Join us on Sept. 22 for Sunday Funday at the Springs! Our guided paddle tour will take you through the jungle, atop Florida’s famous crystal-clear waterways where water flows from the aquifer (underground) to the surface. We’ll stop to refresh and dive into turquoise swimming holes so clear you’ll feel like you’re in a giant aquarium. Don’t miss this adventure! All paddle craft welcome or rent a SUP, first come first serve. Details and sign ups TBA. 

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 20-22, 2019  (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 "Hippies" Relay for 2 person teams - all men, all women, or co-ed, using the same 1-person paddlecraft

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

Albert Cichra Builder's "Mo'Bread" 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

To participate in the "Mo' Bread" Drag Race, you must also compete in either 10k Dough or Hippies Relay.  Click the appropriate button below and within the registration you'll be prompted to answer "Participate in the Mo' Bread 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.

1 mile "Green", 10k "Hippies" Relay, or 10k "Dough" Courses

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Register by Aug 20:

  • 1mi Green = $30

  • 10k Hippies Relay = $40

  • 10k Dough = $60

Register by Sept 20:  

  • 1mi Green = $40

  • 10k Hippies Relay = $50

  • 10k Dough = $70

Drag Race Sprint "Mo' Bread"
10k Relay or Dough + 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
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.

 
 
 

Benefitting Charity

 

It is our priority to partner with a charity who focuses on education, preservation and conservation of our local waterways in which we love to play and paddle.  #LMJFest2019 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, beaches, lakes and rivers through programs like Rise Above Plastics, Ocean Friendly Gardens, Blue Water Task Force, and Know Your H2O.   

 
 

Schedule of Events

 
 

Happy Hour Welcome Party

Friday, September 20 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.

Sunday Funday at the Springs

Sunday, September 22 at 8a

Location: Rainbow River (launch site TBA)

SUP Yoga Class

Saturday, September 21 at 12p: 

Never tried yoga? No problem, this class is designed for ALL levels! 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 (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.

Race Day

Saturday, September 21

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

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 11a, Drag Race Sprint at 11:30a,  Kids Race at 12p, and Tug Life Relay at 12:15p. 

Free Kids SUP Clinic 11a

SUP Yoga                                                         12:30pm - after all race courses are completed

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

Live Music 12pm

Awards Ceremony and Raffle                                             1:30pm

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

 

Divisions,Categories & Awards

 

Age Divisions

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

10k Dough 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.

Awards

Awards for the top 3 finishers in each class.

Hippies 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'.

Prize Money Purse

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

  • 1st place – $300

  • 2nd place – $200

  • 3rd place – $100

Mo’Bread 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!

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Accommodations

 

Hotel
We have a special group rate at Holiday Inn Express Lake Nona for $125.00 per night for Friday 9/20 and Saturday 9/21. This also includes breakfast and airport shuttle if needed. Just 20 minutes drive from event site: Google Map

Last day to book: 8/30/19

Camping
Moss Park - Just 3 miles drive (and an even shorter paddle distance across the lake) 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.
Google Map

 
 

Race Preparation

Want to improve your stand up paddling and racing technique?  

Join us for Paddle Race Tuesdays - Lake Mary Jane Race Training Edition! These officially timed and directed races are held in the same location and emulate the 1mi, 10k, Relays, Drag Race Sprint, and Kids courses to prepare you for the big day. A great way to train with a group, practice technique, and experiment with different gear.

Date: Tuesdays August 20th-September 17th.

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

 
 

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!

2019 Festival Sponsors and Vendors - Thank You!

 
 
 
 
 
 

2018 Race Recap & Results

The 7th year was the best year ever!

“Last weekend, the 7th Annual 2018 Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest in Orlando, Florida welcomed 132 total registered paddlers from all over the US—including Massachusetts, DC, and Tennessee— to one of the most fun events of the year.

There were a number of events including a 10K and 1 mi Green, the Homies Relay race, a drag race with one paddler pulling another and of course, the Kids Nugget Race where the future of SUP shreds.

There are a few races that nail the community aspect and this sits atop the leaderboard. Every year, they find a way to include everyone, raise awareness and enthusiasm for their causes and still pound out a competitive race with top paddlers… and don’t forget the fun!” - Distressed Mullet.