Kayakathons

by paddlesportsevents in Falmouth

We did it
On 27th April 2015 we successfully raised £10,140 with 31 supporters in 28 days

Encourages and provides the opportunity's for the paddling community to raise money for causes and charity's dear to their heart.

by paddlesportsevents in Falmouth

New stretch target

This will enable us to organise even more events in 2016 by covering more employment time for the administration.


Paddle Sports Events C.I.C.

Please support us so that we can create events for paddlers to enter to raise money for their chosen charity. Your pledges will help fund the set up of new events around the UK and Internationally. Paddle Sports events has been set up as a Comunity Interest Company (C.I.C.) which means that all profits made by the company will be reinvested into creating more events.

If you are a runner, cyclist or swimmer there are lots of opportunities to raise money for charity but as paddlers you would have to create your own challenge.  Help us make it more accessable for paddlers to raise money for charity.

We need the crowdfunding to help kick start the company to allow us to create new events.

Currently Paddle Sports Events CIC organises the London Kayakathon which is a 26.2 mile event on the river Thames which has been held on the same day as the London Marathon. This event has gone from strength to strength and has raised over £90,000 for a wide variety of charities over the past 4 years.  London Kayakathon founder Simon Osborne, began the event Kayaking for Cancer in 2002 where he successfully raised £30’000 for Leukemia Research, in memory of his brother Mark by circumnavigating Great Britain. It was during this circumnavigation of Britain that Simon came up with the idea for the London Kayakathon. He wanted to give people, without the resources to take part in large-scale expeditions, the chance to use kayaking as a means to raise money for causes that are close to their hearts by creating a headlining event in the kayaking calendar. After many years of thought, planning and struggling to gain the necessary permission, the inaugural London Kayakathon took place on 25 April 2010.Paddlesports Events C.I.C. wish to take what we have learnt from staging the London Kayakathon and apply the formula to events throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally.

2015

This year will see the London kayakathon event run as normal in April which is now open for registration. We also have an event in Cornwall this June which has two separate categories (complete and compete). The first is a mass participation aimed at all abilities and the second is a race. Both events are focused on raising funds for charity. We also hope to run a pilot event for the great north kayakathon on the Tyne in September.

2016

We hope to build on the success in Cornwall, Newcastle and London and start plans for more events in the UK. We also would like to create 3 mass participation events in the UK open to a wide range of paddlesports. As well as this we will start to take the concept internationally and hope to organise 3 international kayakathons.

5 year plan

The aim is to use the crowdfunding to kick start the CIC but the long term plan is for the company to be self financing through entry fees, sponsorship, and grant funding. We have already been asked for help organising events in other areas and will develop events where there is local interest and support.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

For your support your'll receive a personalised thank you certificate via email.

£10 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£10 Reward

Norway river guide book - Oppdal and around. RRP £20

£10 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£10 Reward

for your kind support you will receive a Kokatat t shirt

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Signed copy of Simon Osborne`s Expedition Kayaking DVD

£20 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

For your kind support you shall receive a sea kayak keyring.

£20 or more

8 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

For your kind support you will receive a Limited edition Kayakathons T Shirt

£40 or more

£40 Reward

For your kind support you will gain entry to a single event in 2015-2016. Can be used for London, Cornwall, Newcastle, Dublin, Copenhagen and UK mass events

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

You shall receive a reed chill cheater Aquatherm spray deck

£80 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£80 Reward

For your kind support you will receive a voucher from Sea Kayaking Cornwall to use on a 1 Day Introduction Course in 2015

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£120 Reward

You will receive a Kokatat Gore Tex paddling jacket http://kokatat.com/products/jackets/gore-texr-paddling-jacket-men.html

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

1 night bed, breakfast and evening meal at the Glenuig inn. A great base for a sea kayaking adventure.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

You will receive a 2 day voucher for any course with Adventure Elements North Wales in 2015

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

For you kind support you will receive a two day course provided by Sea Kayaking Cornwall which can be used on any course in 2015

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

You will receive a Reed Aquatherm paddlesuit with waist tube.

£490 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£490 Reward

To receive a Typhoon PS220 Xtreme dry suit. RRP £599

£500 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

To get your company logo on an event in 2015/16 Your company will logo will be on the event bibs, boat stickers, website and all marketing for the event.

£1,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

In return for your support we will send you a Venture Jura sea kayak

£5,000 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£5,000 Reward

provides the exciting opportunity to be a title sponsor of an event in 2016 which gains all key advertising positions for the event within all social marketing and merchandise. The event will also be named the (your company) Kayakathon

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