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May 12, 2018 | 8:00 AM | Saturday
Join us for the 42nd Annual Great Dock Canoe Race at The Dock at Crayton Cove on Saturday, May 12, 2018! The Naples Junior Chamber "Jaycees" invite you to the event of the year! Founded in Spring 1977 as an end-of-season celebration of The Dock Restaurant's first year,
The Naples Junior Chamber "Jaycees" invite you to the event of the year! Founded in Spring 1977 as an end-of-season celebration of The Dock Restaurant’s first year, the Great Dock Canoe Race now draws thousands of spectators by land and bay to watch competitors. A parade of theme-decorated canoes and paddleboards is also a crowd favorite. Each year, the event theme serves as inspiration for the decorated canoes and paddleboards competing for the best-dressed prize. This year's theme is soon to be announced, so check back here often for updates!
The Naples Jaycees will donate all event proceeds to a local non-profit organization. Interested parties are asked to apply for consideration. The beneficiary application can be found at www.greatdockcanoerace.com. Beneficiary applications will be accepted until November 30, 2017, and the beneficiary will be announced on December 15, 2017. A donation check will be presented to representatives of the chosen charitable organization on race day, just prior to the start of the first race.
Races will be held in various categories, such as: Tippy Canoe VIP Sprint, Ambitious Amateurs, Truly Tenacious, Practically Professionals, Next Generation, and more. Compete for awards and bragging rights! Get up close and personal for Naples' most storied tradition, and enjoy live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities throughout the day.
Sponsorships are available now, and entry tickets will go on sale in the coming months. So SAVE THE DATE! Thank you to our Founding Sponsors, The Dock at Crayton Cove and Riverwalk at Tin City!
Visit our website anytime for more information: https://www.greatdockcanoeraces.com/