2019 TurtleHead Paddle-O Adventure Race

Registration is Open!


Race Date:
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location: TurtleHead Point (Follow signs towards TurtleHead), Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI (Requires vehicle entry permit, $10 daily pass)
Length: 4 hour Paddle-O
Maps: O-Map – 1:15,000 scale
Disciplines: Paddling, Trekking & Orienteering
Divisions: Kayak Solo, Canoe Team (2-Person only)
Who: Beginner to Experienced Adventurers & Paddlers!
Racer Check-In: 8:30am-9:00am
Maps: 9:00am
Race Briefing: 9:45am
Race Start: 10:00am
Race Cutoff: 2:00pm
Post Race Food: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Fruit, and Water
Results Ceremony, Prizes & Giveaways: Immediately following finish of race
Awards: 1st Place in each division
Swag: Dry Bag (Swag guaranteed deadline 6/27/2019)
Gear List & Race Rules: CLICK HERE
Required WaiverCLICK HERE
Heavner Canoe Waiver: CLICK HERE (Required for all rental boats)
Registered Teams List

Event Cost (includes boat rental):
4/14/19 to 6/10/19 = Solo Kayak – $60.00 / Canoe 2-Person Team – $115.00 (+ small online registration fee)
6/11/19 to 7/7/19 = Solo Kayak – $70.00 / Canoe 2-Person Team – $135.00 (+ small online registration fee)

Event Cost (no boat rental):
4/14/19 to 6/10/19 = Solo Kayak – $40.00 / Canoe 2-Person Team – $80.00 (+ small online registration fee)
6/11/19 to 7/7/19 = Solo Kayak – $50.00 / Canoe 2-Person Team – $100.00 (+ small online registration fee)

Registration will open on April 14, 2019 and remain open until 1 week prior to the race, or unless we reach capacity.  Full team payment is due when team captain registers the team.
**All team member information is required to submit the online registration.** (Name, Email, Phone, Address, DOB, Gender, Emerg. Contact & Phone). Entry Fees are non-refundable
Entry is limited to the first 50 Kayaks and first 85 Canoe Teams registered for rented boats, no limit on use of personal boats.
Entry fee includes canoe/kayak rental(for boat rental entry), swag, and post race food.
Swag only guaranteed to racers who register by 6/27/2019.

Sponsored By:

Event Description:

Back for the 2019 Season, now a 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 July 28, 2019.

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

2018 TurtleHead Paddle-O