2014-08-08 / Community

Paddle Battle returns to Nonantum Resort

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the Nonantum Resort, located at 95 Ocean Ave., in Kennebunkport, will host the second annual Paddle Battle from 1 to 5 p.m. The large outdoor festival will be focused around a race that will be held at 1:30 p.m., consisting of kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board, surfboards and any other vessel without a motor heading down the Kennebunk River.

The advance registration fee is offered until Aug. 23. All levels of athletes are welcome. To register online, visit www.paddlebattlekport.com.

The race begins and ends at the Nonantum Resort, with the turnaround point being in the basin beyond the Mathew J. Lanigan Bridge.

Weirs Motors will sponsor live music by Todo Bien. There will be an opportunity to test out kayaks and paddle boards. Red Bull is supporting the race with its jet skis. Other supporters include Aquaholics, Liquid Dreams, Spirit Apparel and Wheels and Waves. Kittery Trading Post has provided a $1,500 stand up paddle package that includes a new SUP, paddle and lifevest.

In addition to the race and demonstrations, the Kennebunkport Fire Department will be on hand teaching water safety awareness and there will be outdoor family fun and games.

There will be food and beverages available for sale.

For more information, visit www.paddlebattlekport.com.

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