TurtleHead Paddle-O Adventure Race
will return at a future date!

Race Date:
Location: TBD
Length: 4 hour Paddle-O
Maps: O-Map – 1:12,500 scale
Disciplines: Paddling, Trekking & Orienteering
Divisions: Kayak Solo, Canoe Team (2-Person only)
Who: Beginner to Experienced Adventurers & Paddlers!

Event Description:

4 Hour Paddle-O (Canoe/Kayak & Trekking Orienteering Event) in Southeast Michigan. Competitors will locate Orienteering Controls via Canoe/Kayak & on foot, in an all optional format throughout Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark. Approximate distances will be 15k around Kent Lake, plus 4-5k trekking on foot. All Canoes/Kayaks will be provided by Heavner Canoe Rental for anyone who does not own their own. For anyone renting, you may bring your own personal paddles and/or life jacket (PFD). For those bringing their own Canoes/Kayaks, you must also have your own personal paddles and life jacket (PFD) to participate.

Maps will be provided, pre-marked with control points.  The total paddling will be around 15K depending on your selected route and number of CP’s achieved.  Not all control points will be required to finish as an officially ranked team/individual; however, the more control points a team/individual obtains in the shortest amount of time, the higher they will rank in the overall standings.

Weather Policy:

In the event of adverse weather (lightening or high winds), a decision will be made by the Race Director whether to delay the Paddle-O event, for up to 1 hour, or postpone/cancel the event. If the event is postponed/cancelled, every effort will be made to reschedule the event for a future date.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please review our Sponsorship Page or reach out to us by filling out the contact form on our Contact page.

Past Race Results

2019 TurtleHead Paddle-O
2018 TurtleHead Paddle-O