Paddle Georgia 2014 - June 21-27

 

Paddle Georgia Registration Information

Paddle Georgia 2014 registration is now offline. To add yourself to the mail list for information about Paddle Georgia 2015, go to http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/infosignup.html


Priority Registration: Jan. 27-Feb. 6
Priority registration is for those who raised $200 or more in Canoe-A-Thon donations in 2013. A registration code is needed from Georgia River Network to complete registration.

Regular Registration: Feb. 10- March 2
Requests to register for the remaining thru-paddler spaces will be taken during these dates and will be awarded through invitation/lottery after Feb. 27. Those selected to participate will be notified on March 7 and will be sent registration instructions and a registration code that will allow them to register from March 7-21.

Thru-Paddler 2014 Registration Fees :

$350 Adults
$315 Seniors
$275 College Students
$155 Children (8-17)
$15 Children (7 & under)

 

 

Paddle Georgia Lite (June 21-22 Only) 2014 Information

Paddle Georgia Lite is our abbreviated trip for just the first two days of Paddle Georgia - June 21-22. Participation in Paddle Lite is by invitation only. If you are interested in participating in Paddle Georgia Lite, please fill out a registration form between Feb. 10 - March 2. No payment will be due at that time. Those selected to participate will be notified on March 7 and will be sent a registration code that will enable them to register from March 7-21. The online form can be accessed here.

 

Lite-Paddler 2014 Registration Fees :

$105 Adults
$90 Seniors
$90 College Students
$70 Children (8-17)
$5 Children (7 & under)

 


Registration Timeline:
January 27-Feb 6 - Priority registration for qualified 2013 Canoe-A-Thon participants.
Feb 10-March 2 - Apply for thru and lite spots to be awarded by lottery/invitation
March 7-21 – Thru/Lite registration for selected participants

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If you are an American Canoe Association** member you may present your ACA card during registration on June 20 or 21 to receive a $5 rebate on your registration fee. To become an ACA member visit http://www.americancanoe.org/. A year's membership in Georgia River Network is included in all registration fees.

 

* If requested, registration fees will be refunded to all paddlers who generate more than $700 in Canoe-A-Thon pledges to support river protection in Georgia. Prizes will be awarded to participants generating the most Canoe-A-Thon pledges, and the top fundraisers will receive priority registration status for Paddle Georgia 2015. Click here to read more about Canoe-A-Thon and to download a Canoe-A-Thon Pledge sheet.

 

Meal Registration:
$212 includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for seven days including Kick Off Day Feast and Journey’s End Feast. Participants may also select their meals ala carte during registration.

Each meal is catered by professional caterers or local civic groups. Expect hearty fare with vegetarian options. Sack lunches include sandwiches (several choices each day), chips, fruit and dessert. All participants will choose their luncheon sandwiches via the meal registration forms.

**One night, participants will “eat on their own” at local restaurants. The price of this meal is not included in the meal package. Coffee and breakfast tea are not included. A coffee vendor will accompany the trip, and coffee and breakfast tea can be purchased at the event directly from the vendor.

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Once You Have Registered:

1. In April, you will receive via e-mail (unless regular mail is requested) a packet of essential trip information including information about shuttle services, meals, campsites, and a liability waiver form. You will also be able to click here to access this information online.

2. Start raising money for Canoe-A-Thon. Get started by visiting First Giving.

 

Paddle Georgia Policies:

For your safety and the safety of others.
1.) No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
2.) All participants must attend the pre-launch safety briefing. Participants must adhere to the safety guidelines presented.
3.) Participants must wear a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device at all times on the river.
4.) Participants under age 18 are the responsibility of, and must be accompanied by, a parent or guardian.
5.) Sorry, no pets allowed.
6.) All participants must sign a Medical and Emergency Contact Information sheet and a Waiver of Claims and Release of Liability form. Parents must sign for children under the age of 18. (These forms will be sent in the info. packet.)
7.) Person-powered watercraft only.
8.) All participants must respect private property along the river.
9.) All participants must have basic paddling skills and be capable of self-rescue in the water.
10.) No more than 2 children under the age of 12 per adult guardian.
11.) Georgia River Network is not responsible for any personal property that may be lost, damaged, or stolen during the trip.

Violations of these policies can result in the participant being removed from the event without refund.

Refund Policy
Registration, Kick-Off and Trip’s End shuttle, and meal fees may be reimbursed prior to June 1. Refunds will not include reimbursement of processing fees.

 

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