Mayor Joe Adame helped plant the seeds for the event to be established. “It is important for everyone in Corpus Christi to live healthy and active lives. Our community is blessed with natural resources that give each of us an opportunity to get outdoors and be active while being surrounded by nature’s beauty. I encourage you and your family to take part in this inaugural event along the Nueces River,” said Adame.
For their entry fee and participation, participants will receive a Corpus Christi Paddle Prix Race & Rally T-shirt, a goody bag containing various free items from the race sponsors, and a hot lunch. Racers compete in a wide range of vessel classes from solo recreational kayak or canoe out for a day of fun on the river.
The Rally Fee is $15 per paddler. The Race Fee is $25 per paddler, with a $5 discount for all American Canoe Association members (must list ACA membership number on form).
Registration packages will be available for pick-up at two locations: 1)Jerry B’s Kayaks, 9906 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418; or online at www.jerrybskayaks.com; and 2) McCampbell House at Heritage Park, 1501 Chaparral, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Registration ends at 5 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Persons interested in sponsoring a portion of this event may contact Angela Rowe, Mayor’s Fitness Council liaison, at (361) 826-3673.