There are 2 ways to participate to the Kayak for Kids event, either as part of the Teams Challenge or in the Bring-Your-Own Kayak category.
Option A: This can be completed in a single or double kayak. You provide your own craft, paddles and PFDs and paddle the whole course (18.1km). There will be professional timing and results.
Authorised water craft:
Ski (including Ocean ski / Surf Ski / Mulitsport Craft) – male / female
Sea Kayak – male / female
Recreational (any other paddling craft) – male / female
Double Craft – male / female
Boats must be suitable for ocean paddling.
Option B: Participation Relay.
Any paddling craft, any combination of up to 4 people and 4 boats. This is a participation category designed for anyone and their friends to have a go. A great option for Stand Up Paddle Boards too! There are 3 transition areas where you can swap paddlers. The legs are between 4.2km and 4.7km each. You can keep the same boat and swap paddlers or swap paddler and boat. You will have a baton to pass to your team mates which must be handed in at the finish. The transition areas are at: Little Sirius Cove (Mosman Bay), Clifton Gardens and Balmoral Beach. See the course for details.
Please note that BYO Relay category is primarily a participation event with a focus on fundraising for Lifestart. As such there will not be separate categories for boat types or genders.
2-person or 3-person sit-on-top kayaks, paddles and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are included in the entry fee for these categories. The kayaks are a Toy Boy Voyager II or III model which are very stable and suitable for all paddling abilities including complete novices.
Teams of 3: Uses the 3 person kayaks provided. There are no gender based categories. The team paddles the whole course of 18.1km.
Teams of 4-12: Uses the 3 person kayaks provided. There are no gender based categories. At all times 3 paddlers must be in the water on the 3-person kayak. You can change over any number of paddlers at any of the designated transition areas along the way in any combination. Paddlers can paddle more than one leg, one after the other or broken down. Paddle as much or as little as you can manage! There are a total of 4 legs. You can have anywhere from 4 people to 12 people in the team.
Teams of 3-8: Uses the 2 person kayaks provided. There are no gender based categories. At all times 2 paddlers must be in the water on the 2-person kayak. You can change over any number of paddlers at any of the designated transition areas along the way in any combination. Paddlers can paddle more than one leg, one after the other or broken down. Paddle as much or as little as you can manage! There are a total of 4 legs. You can have anywhere from 3 people to 8 people in the team.
Lifestart Corporate Challenge Cup
Lifestart throws down the challenge to every company in Australia to try and win the Lifestart Corporate Challenge Cup. The winning team’s company and team name (if different) will adorn the cup and the winning team gets to show off the cup in their workplace for twelve months.
The winner of the Lifestart Corporate Challenge Cup will be based on points gained in two criteria:
Fundraising: 1 point will be allotted for every complete $100 raised by a team. Fundraising amounts will be judged on the total amount received from the team both on-line or off-line by midnight Friday 29 April 2016.
Completion Time: 1 point will be allotted for every 10 minute unit under 3 hours (180 minutes) it takes to complete the course.
Teams must be comprised of at least three people with a maximum of 12 people. The winning team will be the one that finishes with the greatest number of accumulated points. In the case of a tie, the team that raises the most income will be the winner. In the case of there being both a points and a fundraising amount tie, the Lifestart Corporate Challenge Cup will be awarded jointly.
All team challenge boats are automatically entered into the Corporate Challenge Cup. There is no additional charge to be part of the Corporate Challenge Cup.
Email your workmates, colleagues and competitors now!
Print out the (K4K save the date 2015 flyer -coming soon) and pin it up on your notice boards.
There are heaps of prizes on offer. In addition to category and fundraising prizes there are also lucky door prizes.
I. Prizes will be awarded to first in each category. Organisers will have discretion not to award prizes where there are less than 3 teams in a category.
II. You must be present (or have a representative present) at the presentation to pick up your prize. Prizes will not be mailed out after the event.
III. All finishers will be awarded a finishers certificate.
There is over $5,000 worth of prizes from our many sponsors which will be awarded to our best fundraising individuals and teams.
To be in the running for these prizes, please go to the Everyday Hero website and create your team page to start raising funds for Lifestart
The team that has the best combined race result and fundraising (see above) will receive the coveted Corporate Cup trophy and a fantastic prize yet to be announced.