Paddle-A-Thon 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tanglewood Park
4061 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC 27012

Team at Paddle-A-Thon 2014
Paddle-A-Thon is Yadkin Riverkeeper’s biggest and most fun fundraiser of the year where people collect pledges to raise money for clean water. Join the fun and paddle on your own or in teams with friends and/or co-workers.
How to sign up? 

Register to paddle the 10.8 mile stretch of the Yadkin River from Huntsville to Tanglewood, followed by music by Chalwa (reggae band from Asheville), great food by The Spring House Restaurant, wine by Raffaldini Vineyards and beer by Foothills Brewing, plus fabulous prizes at the after-party at Tanglewood Park Shelter 2. 

After you register, you will be prompted to make a personal fundraising page to raise $$ for clean water. While this is optional, paddlers* who raise a minimum of $50 will be eligible to win great prizes!


How to register and how much does it cost?

Registrations and pledges are accepted safely and securely online at - which makes it easy to ask friends, family and coworkers to sponsor each paddler’s participation and to track their fundraising efforts.  

All paddlers must register.

Paddlers with their own boats are charged a $20 fee per person per day to cover insurance, shuttle, processing fees and entry to post-paddle events.

Since this is a fundraiser, you are encouraged to raise a minimum of $50 ($20 entry fee plus $30+ from your friends) to get a custom-designed buff and an all-access pass to the post-paddle, family-friendly celebration with free beer, food and music.

Raise even more money to qualify to win a new kayak, REI outdoor gear, Maui Jim sunglasses, trips and more. Money raised through the Paddle-A-Thon supports the clean water efforts of Yadkin Riverkeeper to keep the Yadkin River fishable, swimmable and drinkable.

Don’t have a canoe or kayak? Yadkin Riverkeeper has negotiated preferred rates for kayak rental (holds one person, $28 per day) or canoe rental (holds two people, $44 per day). Rental charges are in addition to your entry fee and amounts that you fundraise.

*Yadkin Riverkeeper employees and Board members are not eligible for prizes.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

What to bring/wear:

  • Clothing for the weather (layers are recommended)
  • Water shoes
  • A dry bag for items you don't want to get wet
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks for you that include protein - power bars are good choices

Note: Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are REQUIRED for all paddlers. PFD's are included in your kayak or canoe rental; however, if you are supplying your own boat, please bring a PFD. All paddlers are required to sign a waiver; if you have a minor child, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Disclaimer: All Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle Trips are subject to change. Times and availability are flexible due to weather, floodgauges, and other circumstances beyond our control. Please allow extra time based on river conditions. All ending times are estimates. Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddles are alcohol-free. Please keep in mind that paddle trips average 3 miles per hour once on the water.

Thank you to our sponsors who make Yadkin Riverkeeper TOUR possible.

Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery

Christine Rucker Photography

Explore Wilkes

Foothills Brewing

LeBleu Bottled Water - Triad


Great Outdoor Provision Company

Historic Elkin

Winston-Salem Jaycees

Maui Jim

Nocqua Adventure Gear

Raffaldini Vineyards


Sweetwater Brewing

The Spring House

WFDD Public Radio