6th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso
We are kayaking from Stillwater, NY to Halfmoon, NY to raise awareness of asbestos-caused Mesothelioma. My daughter has been battling this disease for several years now. There is no known cure, but by raising awareness, & donations for research, there is hope.
Monies raised will be donated to the: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Click Here to Donate
For more information visit Kayaking 4 Meso website or contact me at email@example.com
The Town of Halfmoon will be hosting our event again this year at their new park. We will be kayaking down the Hudson River from Admiral’s Marina Stillwater, NY, thru Mechanicville and ending at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park in Halfmoon, NY. This will be approximately an 8 mile paddle, going thru Lock 4, Lock 3, and Lock 2. We anticipate it will take between 3 & 3 1/2 hours.
The route is broke up into 4 sections, with about a 20 minute break going thru each lock.
From Admirals Marina to Lock 4 -----------------.55 miles.
From Lock 4 to Lock 3 ----------------------------1.84 miles.
From Lock 3 to Lock 2 ----------------------------2.55 miles.
From Lock 2 to Halfmoon Lighthouse Park ------2.85 miles.
Click here for map of route and addresses.
Schedule of Events: Saturday, September 10th, 2016
7:30 – 9:15 AM: Check-in and registration.
9:15 – 9:30 AM: Launching from Admiral’s Marina.
9:40 – 10:00 AM: Locking thru Lock 4. (Approximately)
10:40 – 11:00 AM: Locking thru Lock 3. (Approximately)
11:10 -11;20 AM: Quick photo shoot at Mechanicville Boat Dock.(Approximately)
11:55 – 12:15 AM: Locking thru Lock 2. (Approximately)
1:00 – 1:15 PM: Arrive at Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. (Approximately)
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Festivities at Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. (food & refreshments available)
1:30 PM: Group photo at the park. (Please stay for group photo)
This is a one way paddle. If anyone wants their vehicle at the end of the paddle please take advantage of the morning shuttle bus.
Morning Shuttle Bus Schedule:
7:30 – 8:30 AM: Drop kayaks off at Admiral’s Marina.
Drive to Halfmoon Lighthouse Park to drop off your car.
Approximately a 15 minute ride. Plan accordingly.
7:30 – 8:45 AM: Park your vehicle at Halfmoon Park (all cars are to park in the field across the road from the park which you access from Brookwood Rd)
DO NOT ENTER OR PARK ON THE BLACKTOP AT CGM CONSTRUCTION!
There is a separate entrance to park in the field.
The shuttle buses will be waiting at the park to bring you back to Admiral's Marina.
We're planning 4 bus runs if necessary, between 8:00 and 8:45 AM.
8:00 AM (sharp) First shuttle bus from Halfmoon Park to Admiral’s Marina.
8:45 AM (sharp) Last shuttle bus from Halfmoon Park to Admiral's Marina.
We're asking that everyone register in advance by August 19th.
Please print off a registration form and mail in.
Online registration will be available approximately 2 months before the event.
Registration is $30.00 and all who register in advance will receive a t-shirt commemorating the event. Of course we want everyone to wear their t-shirt for the event; however we will not turn anyone away.
Registration is $40.00 after August 19th.
Last year we had 150 kayakers on the water.
We're shooting for 200 kayakers this year and hoping to get a lot of media attention. This was quite a memorable event the last 5 years and we're hoping to make it bigger and better this year.
Spread the word and tell your friends.
See you all on the water.
Upstate Kayak Rentals will be renting kayaks from Admiral’s Marina.
You must make a reservation. firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-209-1063