About Kayak for Kids
Lifestart Kayak for Kids is a unique paddling event that invites competitors and spectators to paddle a 18.1km course in Sydney Harbour from Lavender Bay to Clontarf to fundraise for children with a disability or developmental delay.
- The event is open to all people, of all ages and all paddling abilities.
- Get Fit while fundraising for kids
- Great team building exercise for families and businesses
- Excellent way to train for fitness and weight loss
- Compete on the best harbour in the world
- Spur on your work colleagues to gather a team
- A fun social event
- Enjoy peer to peer rivalry
This spectacular event takes place each year on the last Sunday in March. In 2016 Kayak for Kids will be held on Sunday, 20 March 2016.
Serious kayakers are welcome to participate in this exhilarating time trial along the northern shores of the harbour, in solo or double craft.
For the novice kayaker, the course runs in four stages of approximately 4.5km each, and is suitable for teams of 3 to 12 people. Corporate teams can join the friendly rivalry amongst competitors in the quest to win the Corporate Challenge Cup.
After the paddle, join the annual Lifestart family picnic with fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.
Kayak for Kids is Lifestart’s major annual fundraising event and paddlers are asked to raise as much as they can in support of Lifestart. Kayak for Kids is the perfect event for family, friends and workmates to admire the beauty of Sydney Harbour. It is a team building event with a difference, while supporting children with disability in our community.
Never paddled? Don’t own a kayak?
Not a problem … we’ve got you covered. The team option includes hire of a three-seater kayak, paddles and life vests. And best of all – you paddle the kayak with 2 other mates for one or more stages, each of approximately 4.5km.
Lifestart Kayak for Kids is the perfect event for family, friends or work colleagues to enjoy together. Challenge yourself or challenge your work colleagues and clients to participate in this event set on the best harbour in the world.
Lifestart is a not for profit registered charity providing early childhood intervention and school age services to children living with disability and their families across greater Sydney. Lifestart provides early childhood intervention and school age services for families and children from birth to school age to children who have been diagnosed with a disability or developmental delay associated with:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Chromosomal disorders
- Congenital/Genetic syndromes
- Down syndrome
- Global developmental delay
Lifestart offers choice and involvement for the family in their child’s program. This recognition of the importance of the family in the child’s growth and development continues and services are offered in a person/family centred approach.
Lifestart’s vision is that children with additional needs are empowered to participate meaningfully in their community. Today, Lifestart supports over 1100 families across seven Sydney areas and two satellite services with services including individual and group therapy, play groups, family/carer support, workshops and individualised assistance.
Funds raised from Kayak for Kids support the services of Lifestart. For more information on Lifestart visit www.lifestart.org.au