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Stand Up for the Bays Paddle Race & Fest

Sat June 3, 2023 Dagsboro, DE 19939 US Directions


A Fun 1/4 Mile!

Kids Course

7:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
Aprox. 1 Mile

Recreation Course

7:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
3-4 Miles

Short Course

7:30AM EDT
Events: Short Course Solo Paddler Short Course - Tandem Riders
6-8 Miles

Long Course

7:30AM EDT
Events: Long Course Solo Paddler Long Course - Tandem Riders


27046 Holts Landing Road
Dagsboro, DE US 19939


Come out and Stand Up for our Inland Bays.   Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and our amazing friends at CheSUPeake are teaming up to offer you an adventure-filled day of paddle fun!!!  Various paddle race distances and a 'recreational paddle' option are part of the mix, so there's something for everyone.  Plus, live music from Homestead Bluegrass Band, tasty & healthy food from Taco Reho and Bountiful Bowls, cold beverages from Dewey Beer Co., lots of enviro-education, raffles and more.  Come out and help raise funds to restore, protect and preserve our Inland Bays.

Stand Up for the Bays features 4 different courses in Indian River Bay starting and finishing at Holts Landing State Park.  There are opportunities for racers of all ages; and categories for stand-up paddleboards (SUP), Surfski, Sea Kayaks (13' and up only), OC1, and OC2.   Aside from a fun paddle & post-paddle fest, registered racers/paddlers will receive an event t-shirt, one post-paddle beverage, and some tasty post-paddle grub.   


NOTE:  All participants will be required to wear USCG approved PFDS, and SUP racers will be required to utilize leashes.

NOTE:  The event is a flat-water course that is subject to bay chop, wind, tide, and boat wakes.

NOTE:  Each Course will be limited to 100 entries.


  • January 16 - April 15 BEST PRICING
  • April 16 - June 1 PRICES INCREASE
  • June 2 = HIGHEST PRICE


Kids Race (approx. 1/4 mile)
Ages 9-13 years
SUP All Arounder 12' and under

Recreation Course (approx. 1 mile)
There are no age categories in the Rec. Race
SUP All Arounder 12' and under

Short Course (approx. 3-4 miles)
SUP 14'
OC 1
OC 2
Sea Kayak 13' and up

Long Course (approx. 8-10 miles)
SUP 14'
OC 1
OC 2
Sea Kayak 13' and up 


Kids Race
Overall Male
Overall Female

Recreation Course
Overall Male
Overall Female

Short & Long Courses

Male & Female Divisions (and mixed in OC 2):

SUP 14-17 Junior
SUP Overall 18+
SUP Masters 50+ 
Surfski Overall 18+
Surfski Masters 50+ 
Sea Kayak Overall 18+
Sea Kayak Master 50+ 
Sea Kayak Tandem Overall 18+
OC 1 Overall 18+
OC 1 Masters 50+ 
OC 2 Overall 18+


Friday, June 2nd

Early Packet Pick-Up / 5PM - 7PM 
Thanks to The Big Chill Beach Club for hosting the early packet pick-up.  Enjoy tasty grub, cold beverages and killer sunset views.  Be sure to drop by after your paddle too for some tasty and refreshing recovery time.  

Saturday, June 3rd

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

7:30 am • Check-in begins

8:30-9:00 am • Racer briefing

9:00 am • Long Course racers start 

9:15 am • Short Course racers start 

9:45 am • Recreation Course racers start

Kids race will launch immediately following all races

12 pm • Awards Ceremony*

11:00 am - 2:00 pm • Hang out and enjoy live music, refreshing beverages, and delicious food

Spend a weekend at the beach?

Here's some links to sites for lodging.

Looking for a Campsite?  NOTE:  State Park Campsites books quick, so plan early.  DE Seashore is about 10 min. from the race site.  Cape Henlopen and Trap Pond are both approx. 30 minutes to the race site.  Good Earth Market is a private establishment with limited sites, a tiny house, etc., but they are about 5 minutes to the race site.


Due to the charitable nature of this event, this event has a no refund policy.  Please note, it is possible modified courses may be offered on the same day due to weather conditions. 

If you cannot make it to a race due to injury or some other reason, you are perfectly welcome to transfer your entry to a friend. You must contact us to tell us who will be racing in your place. Transfers are allowed until noon on June 1st. 


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