Paddle and Prance

“STOP YOUTH HUNGER” paddle and prance




Help the Beaver County YMCA Stop Youth Hunger right here in Beaver County.


Race Date: Saturday, August 13


Looking for a way to combine both running and stand-up paddle boarding?  We have partnered with BVP Board Shop to bring the community both recreational sports in one fun event.  This is a family friendly event and will NOT be timed.  Children must be 12 years old and be accompanied by a parent during the entire event.  We have two different options for you to choose from.

*Long Course – paddle 1 mile up the Beaver River, run 1 mile then paddle back down the Beaver River

*Short Course-paddle 1/2 mile up the Beaver River and 1/2 mile back to the starting point.  Then 1 mile run.


Don’t own a paddle board?  No Problem!  BVR Board Shop has you covered with both a life jacket and a paddleboard (no additional charge).  Life jackets MUST be worn while in the water.


Fee: $25

Must register online before August 1st to receive a race shirt.








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Race Information

COVID-19 Statement

The YMCA takes COVID-19 very seriously. We will do everything in our power to offer a safe and fun event for all participants. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of all participants, staff members, volunteers, and spectators. These steps in accordance with PA-state government & CDC guidelines include: 

  • Limiting high contact points
  • Encouraging social distancing
  • Disinfecting commonly touched surfaces
  • Providing pre-packaged food and drinks
  • Making hand sanitizer readily available
  • Y Staff members wearing masks when social distancing is not possible



Thank you to all of our event sponsors.  With your support, we are one step closer to putting a STOP to Youth Hunger!







GOLD Level Sponsor:




SILVER Level Sponsor:

Hall Lawn Care


BRONZE LEvel Sponsor:

Vesuvios Restaurant


Corner Grill

Kona Ice

Hallowed Grounds


Dick’s Sporting Goods – winners gift certificates and race bags

Giant Eagle Rochester – finish line fruit


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race or would like to volunteer, please contact the race director, Beth Boffo at