This year, the event will feature a 20-mile race for the serious and experienced paddlers, start at Labonte Park, wind down the Nueces River to the mouth of the Nueces Bay, then double back to the finish line at Labonte Park. As usual, the rally will begin at the Port of Corpus Christi Boat Launch and wind up the river to Labonte Park. Paddlers may use a wide range of vessels including kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes.
“Our community is rich with natural resources that give each of us opportunities to get outdoors and be active. This is the third year that we host this event with the purpose of inviting more people in Corpus Christi to the sport as a way to enjoy our natural resources, and live healthy and active lives,” said Stacie Talbert, assistant director of the Parks & Recreation Department.
This event has been made possible through partnerships with the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, Port of Corpus Christi, and the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Rally fee is $15 per paddler. Race fee is $25 per paddler. $5 discount for all American Canoe Association members (must list ACA membership # on form).
Registration packages will be available online at www.ccpaddleprix.com or at the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department on the third floor of City Hall (1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401).
Online registration opens Sept. 1 and closes at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Paddlers who register early will receive a Corpus Christi Paddle Prix & Rally T-shirt. For their entry fee, participants will also receive a goody bag containing various free items from the race sponsors.
For more information about the event, call 361-826-3460 or visit www.ccpaddleprix.com