This is the 4th annual Kayaking 4 Meso.
We are kayaking from Stillwater, NY to Halfmoon, NY to raise awareness of asbestos-caused Mesothelioma. My daughter has been battling this disease for several years now. There is no known cure, but by raising awareness, & donations for research, there is hope. Monies raised will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Donate here
For more information visit Kayaking 4 Meso website.
The Town of Halfmoon will be hosting our event this year at their new park. We will be kayaking down the Hudson River from Admiral’s Marina in Stillwater, NY, thru Mechanicville and ending at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park in Halfmoon, NY. This will be approximately an 8 mile paddle, going thru Lock 4, Lock 3, and Lock 2. We anticipate it will take between 3 1/2 & 4 hours.
The route is broke up into 4 sections with about a 20 minute break going thru each lock.
From Admirals Marina to Lock 4 -----------------.55 miles.
From Lock 4 to Lock 3 ----------------------------1.84 miles.
From Lock 3 to Lock 2 ----------------------------2.55 miles.
From Lock 2 to Halfmoon Lighthouse Park ------2.85 miles.
Schedule of Events: Saturday, September 6th, 2014
7:30 – 9:00 AM: Check-in and registration.
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Launching from Admiral’s Marina.
9:15 – 9:35 AM: Locking thru Lock 4. (Approximately)
10:25 – 10:45 AM: Locking thru Lock 3. (Approximately)
11:35 – 11:55 AM: Locking thru Lock 2. (Approximately)
1:00 – 1:15 PM: Arrive at Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. (Approximately)
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Festivities at Halfmoon Lighthouse Park.
This is a one way paddle. If anyone wants their vehicle at the end of the paddle please take advantage of the morning shuttle bus.
Morning Shuttle Bus Schedule:
7:30 – 8:00 AM: Drop kayaks off at Admiral’s Marina.
Drive to Halfmoon Lighthouse Park to drop off your car. Approximately a 15 minute ride. Plan accordingly.
8:00 – 8:15 AM: Park your vehicle at Halfmoon Park (all cars are to park in the field across the road from the park which you access from Brookwood Rd) The shuttle bus will be waiting there to bring you back to Admiral's Marina.
8:15 AM (sharp): Shuttle bus from Halfmoon Park to Admiral’s Marina.
8:30 AM: Shuttle bus arrives at Admiral’s Marina for launch.
We're asking that everyone register in advance by August 15th.
Please print off a registration form and mail in. Registration is $25.00 and all who register in advance will receive a t-shirt commemorating the event. Of course we want everyone to wear their t-shirt for the event; however we will not turn anyone away.
We're shooting for 200 this year and hoping to get a lot of media attention. This was quite a memorable event the last 3 years and we're hoping to make it bigger and better this year.
Spread the word and tell your friends.
See you all on the water.
Upstate Kayak Rentals will be renting kayaks from Admiral’s Marina. (you must make a reservation) [masked]