EVENT DATE: Jun 27, 2015
"The Kayak-a-thon" is an open event for participants to raise money for a charity of their choice by kayaking 25 miles across Cape Cod Bay. The event began in 2012 because we wanted to raise money for the Children's Burn Camp which has been a great influence on my niece and so many other child burn survivors. http://www.ctburnsfoundation.org/cbc
The idea to paddle across Cape Cod Bay had been on my mind for years. Sitting around a camp fire shooting my mouth off to friends finally led me to making a commitment to paddle from Sandwich to Provincetown.
Not only would I make the trip but I would raise money for the burn camp to give the trip some meaning (other than an old man ranting that he can make it). The first year was a solo excursion with friends guiding me in their boat for safety and direction. After battling 12 hours of head winds, we finally hit the outer beach in Ptown. In favorable conditions, landing at the inner harbor is approx 8 hrs of paddling.
Others are welcome to join and paddle for a charity of their choice. Be aware this is an informal event for people that want to demonstrate their commitment and raise a little money at the same time.