Ladies, want to paddle? Get Out Girl Paddle Jam set for Oct. 26

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Paddlers participate in the Flatwater Foundation’s Dam That Cancer event. Contributed/Justin Nixon

 

Ladies, who’s up for a morning of paddling on Lake Austin?

An all-women’s paddle event to benefit the Flatwater Foundation is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26. Participants at the Get Out Girl Paddle Jam will kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle distances of 2 to 10 miles to raise money to provide support for families coping with a cancer diagnoses.

The event begins and ends at Steiner Ranch Lake Club. Paddlers can bring their own kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards or rent one at registration.

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The Get Out Girl Paddle Jam will benefit the Flatwater Foundation. Contributed/Justin Nixon

“As women who love the outdoors and water, we understand the mental health benefits of getting out and getting active and we see this event as an opportunity to connect with others while spreading that positive message,” organizers said in a press release.

The course will be an out and back route, with buoy markers at each mile marker. The event is not a race, but a social paddle supporting the cause.

Following the event, hang out and enjoy some shopping while enjoying music, food and drinks with family and friends.

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The Get Out Girl Paddle Jam is set for Oct. 26. Contributed/Justin Nixon

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. The paddle starts at 8:30 a.m. Lake support will be provided for 3 hours, and paddlers should estimate their distance based on that amount of time.

Registration fee includes lunch, two drink tickets, a shirt, an after party and access to a sample sale featuring surfing and paddling products.

Registration is $60 if you provide your own equipment (bring your own personal flotation device) or $80 if you need a kayak, paddleboard or canoe. All paddlers have access to personal fund-raising page for the event. Fund raising is optional.

For more information go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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