The Paddle to Battle Depression


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Saturday August 19, 2017

On Saturday 19th of August, White Cloud Foundation invite you to join in the paddle to battle depression. The White Cloud Paddle 2017 will be a fun filled, one-day paddle down the Brisbane River. Departing at 9 am from Kookaburra Park at Karana Downs and finishing around 4 pm at Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve.

You can paddle any suitable craft as an individual, a double or enter as a relay team.

This year we are taking expression of interest from those competitive paddlers keen to add a race component to the paddle.

The event is a way to bring the community together, not a race to be the best. We want to paddle together as a show of support. We are all here to help each other overcome the challenge and make it to the end, we won’t leave anyone up the creek without a paddle!

There are four battle distances to suit all level of paddlers.

1. The Long Haul:

Complete the full distance of 35 km from start to finish, with a break for lunch and afternoon tea. You can participate in a single or double water craft. (Approximate time 7 hours)

2. The Late Launch

Join us for lunch, where you will then paddle the last 17.5 km including a break for afternoon tea. You can participate in a single or double water craft (approximate time 4 hours)

3. The Team Relay

A great way to take part in the paddle and share the load. Get a team of 2-6 people together and share the 35 km paddle.

You can also share your water craft – a great option if you do not have your own.

You can participate in a single or double craft and choose to break your relay into 2 or 3 sections, with a change over at lunch and/or afternoon tea break.

4. The Last Leg

Join in the fun of the home stretch and paddle the last 6 km from the Jindalee Boat Ramp to the finish line at Fig Tree Pocket. A 1 hour paddle and a great option for less experienced paddlers, you will then join the post paddle celebrations.

Entry Fee

$55.00 per paddler

$45.00 per last leg paddler (*excludes lunch)

Entry fee includes a light lunch* and a sausage sizzle at the finish line. (we recommend you bring additional food and water) All paddlers will receive an event T shirt!

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Want to know more? Download our full guide here – Paddle Pack 2016

The Paddle to Battle Depression is seeking event sponsors, please view  The Paddle Sponsorship Proposal, or call Melissa on 0479178281.

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