Paddle CBEC’s Peninsula – July 14th 2018

All proceeds benefit CBEC’s Environmental Education Kayaking Programs!

Experience the wonders of the wetlands that surround the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, MD during this unique opportunity to circumnavigate the “Horsehead Peninsula”.  This 3 mile, safety supported paddle will give you a new perspective of CBEC as you paddle through waters of Cabin Creek, Kent Narrows and Marshy Creek, while offering a celebration of your aquatic Chesapeake adventure at CBEC’s Lakeside Pavilion following the paddle.

Entertainment, Food, and Brews will await the participants at a lively after party!

Registered Participants will receive a:


A Beer Truck will be on site pouring Miller Lite, Blue Moon, and 60 Minute Dogfish IPA.  Spectators can buy a Bottomless Beer Cup for $25 on event day or save by contributing to our Pre-Sale Landlubber Special for $20!

Food Truck on Site –  The Truck of Deliciousness

The Christ Church Soup/Salad Ladies will be selling Salads!

Headliner Band from 11:00am-3:00pm is What’s Her Face and The Stuff!

Entry Requirements

All registrations must be submitted by July 9th, 2018.
Note:  This is not a race. Pre-Registration is required.

Vessels allowed:   Kayaks, Canoes, or Stand Up Paddle Boards

If bringing your vessel:  you must provide your own paddle and US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD).

If CBEC or other on site vendor is providing your vessel (reservations required and supplies are limited), all paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided.

All participants must wear a fully fastened “PFD” and wear a whistle (must provide)

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  No parties under the age of 18 may be a solo kayaker.

All participants must sign a waiver/release form.

Registration fees:

$60 dollars per participant: March 1-April 30th

$65 dollars per participant:  May 1-June 31st

$70 dollars per participant:  July 1st-July  7th

$80 dollars per participant:  July 8th-13th

Register as a Team of 6 and earn incentives:  Team Leader gets 1 year Family CBEC Membership (can be used for renew), and ALL Team Members receive 1 free raffle ticket for Kayak and Paddle!

$25 dollars to rent a CBEC provided Kayak *Supplies are limited, reservations are required:


*As of 7/10/18 ALL CBEC KAYAKS HAVE BEEN RENTED!  We do not have any kayaks to rent.  You must bring your own kayak, canoe, or Stand Up Paddleboard to participate or Check Karla Horton Dragonfly Paddle and Fitness to rent a STAND UP PADDLEBOARD!

Contact Courtney Leigh, Paddlepalooza Coordinator at .

$25 dollars to rent a SUP from Dragonfly Paddle and Fitness

* Supplies are limited, reservation are required:  CLICK HERE

Contact Karla Horton at:

Dragonfly Paddle and Fitness

*Check back here for further information on additional Vessel Vendors renting out vessels.

*Fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather including “Small Craft Advisories.”  Donation letters for tax purposes will be provided in this event.

Schedule of Events:

Pre-Event Day, Friday, July 13th

  • 4pm-6pm Optional Equipment Drop-Off at Start Point at CBEC (Wanuga Lane) *Participants will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win the Kayak and Paddle for droppin off vessel on Friday.

Event Day, Saturday, July 14th

  • 8:00am-9:30am Equipment Drop-Off and Check In at Start Point at CBEC (Wanuga Lane)
  • 8:00am-9:30am Participant Transport (Between Start Point and Parking Lot/Lakeside Pavilion)
  • 9:00am  First Wave Safety Briefing and Start
  • 10:00am Last Wave Safety Briefing and Start
  • 2:00pm  All Boats Must Be Off Water
  • 10:30am-4pm Lakeside Pavilion Party

General Event Rules:

  • No event day registration
  • PFD’s must be worn at all times.
  • Paddlers must stay within 100 feet of shoreline
  • Everyone must exit the water by 2:00pm
  • Wear Bib number on front. No folding or cutting.
  • No headphones
  • Bring your own refillable water bottle! – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
  • Event organizers reserve the right to disqualify participants for medical reasons or misconduct and may alter the course to assure safety.
  • Bring your own whistle
  • Dogs on leash that are registered CBEC Members are allowed on property but not on water in or on a vessel:
  • Link to CBEC/Dog Membership


Sponsorship, Donation, and Vendor Opportunities

Looking for ways to contribute and support this event and help raise more money for CBEC’s Kayak Wetland Education Programs?  Consider being a Paddlepalooza Sponsor or Donate Needed Materials!  You can make your contributions online with a credit card today by clicking on the appropriate blue buttons at the top of this page.  You can also download the below forms and mail in payment by check to CBEC c/o Courtney Leigh P.O. Box 519 Grasonville, MD 21638.

Click here for more details:  2018 Sponsorship Opportunity Form

Click here for more details:  2018 Paddlepalooza Vendor Opportunity Form

Click here for more details: 2018 Paddlepalooza Donation Form

Suggested Donated Items:  Non Perishable Snacks for participants, Beverage Cooler Dispensors, Whistles, Cones, Bottled Water, Ice, Paper Towels, Walkie Talkies etc.

2018 Paddlepalooza Sponsors

Catamaran ($5000)-

Outrigger ($1000)-

William Bennett

Queen Anne’s County of Tourism

Title Excellence

Virtual Safety Man

The Bay Times

Sea Kayak ($500)-

Benedict A. Andrew Post 296

Island Athletic Club

Planet Boats

Rudy Lucakovic

Cabin Creek Oyster Company

Log Canoe ($250)-

George and Mary Medicus

Kent Narrows Boatel

b7 Krewe

Shore United  

Kent Island Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2576

Hilton Garden Inn

Neighborhood Sun/Forefront Power

Sherry Black

Ken McDonald

Club One

Weinfeld Education Group

Ten Eyck Brewing Company


Valliant and Associates

Paddle Board ($100)-

Tow Jamm Marine (TowBoatUS Kent Narrows) -Sarah and Adam Lawerence

Eastern Shore Dental Care

Cvach Financial Services-John Cvach

Kent School

Stella and Dot-Linda Reppert

Kent Narrows Development Foundation

Robert Ware

Ivy’s Ice-Ivy Swann

Dinghy ($50)-

2018 Donations

Justine and Gary Reinhol

Peggy Schaefer and the Prospect Bay Bay Paddling Club

Linda Paez

Ken McDonald

Stephanie Everett

Karen Stansbury

Carla Slye

Ed Rogers

Steve Funderburk

Anne Bastian

Mary Ann Veris