Paddle Battle at the Bay

Kayak and canoe races over three courses 1 1/2 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile. Races will be timed. Racers will be grouped by age.

Paddle Battle is held at the Fairfield Bay Marina located at 4350 Hwy. 330 South Fairfield Bay, AR 72088. For more Information 501-884-6030 : Lodging 501-884-4202

Imagine spending your Saturday on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake with a little competition and a lot of fun thrown in. The inaugural Paddle Battle at the Bay race begins at the Fairfield Bay Marina at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 and is open to racers of all skill levels.

The one-and-a-half-, three- and five-mile paddling races will include kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards competing in three divisions: youth (13-17), adult (18-49), senior (50-64) and masters (65+). There will also be a kayak sprint for children under 12.

It is a full day of racing, eating, and enjoying a wonderful day at The Bay. There will be local exhibitors, kayak demos, stand-up paddle boarding yoga demos and classes, kids kayaking, live music, good food and lots of family-friendly fun. There is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind paddling festival.

Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards will all be available to rent and medals will be awarded to all first-place place winners in each category for each class and distance.

Race categories for Kayaks and Canoes:

  • Five-mile – Competitive
  • Three-mile – Recreational
  • One-and-half-mile – Fun Run

Race categories for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

  • Five-mile – Competitive
  • Three-mile – Competitive
  • One-and-half-mile – Competitive

Race categories for kids 12 and under:

  • Kayak race
  • Watermelon relay
  • Bazooka battle

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE… Check back closer to the event date.

Make a day of it. Stay for Boati Gras which starts at 5pm!

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