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Panda Paddle

A world-class paddleboard race with a world-changing cause: keep nature in balance for people and wildlife

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Bonita Cove, San Diego

October 20, 2018

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Panda Paddle Finish Line Festival

After the races are finished, stick around for our Panda Paddle finish line festival! Open to the public and powered by solar energy, this festival will feature facepainting, delicious food trucks, and a live performance by San Diego's very own Tristan Prettyman!

Kids and kids at heart will enjoy a fun and educational day, with opportunities to interact and engage with WWF experts to learn about our work to protect wildlife and wild places. Attendees can play an interactive game to learn about bycatch and how WWF is working to prevent innocent marine animals from getting caught in fishing nets. Other fun activities include “hugging a tree” and learn about the importance of shopping sustainably to protect forests, as well as experiencing our brand new free-flowing rivers app to learn about the fragility, beauty and importance of keeping our world’s rivers intact. Activities for kids also include color-your-own animal mask (just in time for Halloween!), panda tattoos and more.

Tristan Prettyman

Event Schedule

9:00 AM
Race Briefing for 10K Course
9:30 AM
10K Race Begins
11:45 AM
Race Briefing for 5K Course
12:00 PM
5K Race Begins
2:30 PM
Awards Ceremony
3:00 PM
Performance By Tristan Prettyman

Top Fundraisers

Individuals
  1 -  Kristen Goodrich ($2,745.00)
  2 -  Britta Justesen ($1,585.00)
  3 -  Marcia Hansen ($1,110.00)
  4 -  John Giovanniello ($1,000.00)
  5 -  Jackie Giovanniello ($815.00)
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Teams
  1 -  Oh My!! ($2,495.00)
  2 -  Shark Bait ($2,275.00)
  3 -  Papa Jo's Paddlers ($745.00)
  4 -  J.A.C.K ($300.00)
  5 -  Pandy's Paddlers ($10.00)
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What is Panda Paddle?

A day of camaraderie, connection with nature, music...and the most fun race ever. Panda Paddle blends a world-class stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race with a world-changing cause—protecting the natural world and all it gives us.

Enjoying the sun in San Diego © Nate Dappen / Day’s Edge / WWF-US
WWF Supporter Paddling © Nate Dappen / Day’s Edge / WWF-US

FAQs

What is Panda Paddle? Read more

Panda Paddle is World Wildlife Fund’s stand-up paddleboard (SUP) competition where participants fundraise for WWF’s global conservation efforts.

What's the difference between a personal page and a team page? Read more

A personal fundraising page is generated for you during registration. You will use this page to fundraise for WWF to reach your $150 fundraising minimum.

If you are participating in the 5K relay event, there will be one team fundraising page and each individual participant will have their own personal fundraising page. All members of the team will share the team’s fundraising goal. Donors can contribute to a personal page, team page, or both!

What should I wear? Read more

We recommend paddling in anything you’d be comfortable running in; i.e. shorts, leggings, swim trunks, hat, etc.

I just finished my page, now what? Read more

After you finish creating your Panda Paddle page, share it! Go to your Panda Paddle Center and send a message to your family members and friends inviting them to visit your page, learn about the conservation causes you believe in, leave comments on your social commenting wall, and make donations to WWF.

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Slider photo attributions:

1. © Nate Dappen/Day's Edge/WWF-US