Weeks Bay Foundation 7th Annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race
The seventh annual Pelican Paddle, a canoe, kayak, and paddleboard race, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. Registration and check-in begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be an on-the-water Paddler's Meeting at 8:45 a.m. The race begins promptly at 9 a.m. It is sure to be a great day on the water!
Participants receive water and soft drinks and entry in our drawing for the chance to win a kayak and other door prizes.
If you're not interested in racing but would like to be on the water, there will be a non-competitive eco-tour paddle of the Weeks Bay area. We will paddle to the bald eagle nest and then turn around.
If you would like to participate in the race or the eco-tour but do not have your own paddling gear (lifejackets, paddle, kayak or canoe) we may be able to help. The Fairhope Boat Company has generously donated a limited number, with paddles and PFDs, for the day of the race. They are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in borrowing gear, please call the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 to reserve your boat. Please do this BEFORE you register to ensure that we still have boats available.