24HR PADDLEBOARDING MARATHON EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR QUEENSLAND FLOOD VICTIMS
For Immediate Release
In response to the recent Queensland floods Gold Coast stand up paddleboarders will this weekend come together and paddle in teams for 24hrs in an effort to raise much needed funds for the victims of Queenslands largest natural disaster.
The paddle marathon which is being led by nine time world paddleboarding champion Jamie Mitchell, his brother Justin Mitchell who runs the Jamie Mitchell School of Paddle and Surf and Paul Jackson owner of Paddleboarding retailer ROAR Industries will be held on Currumbin Creek starting at midday on Saturday the 5th of February and continue through until midday Sunday.
Jamie who will this year make his annual pilgrimage to Hawaii to take on the worlds best in an effort to secure an unprecedented 10th straight World Championship said “When you see the devastation caused by events like these it’s easy to be left feeling powerless to help, the fact is that you can help and this is our way of doing our small part to help those that have lost so much of what we generally take for granted.”
Paul Jackson who recently returned from winning Australia’s premier SUP distance race in Western Australia is intending to undertake the marathon solo said “The lives of the people affected by these floods have been changed forever, for us to take 24hrs out of our lives to raise some money for our fellow Queenslanders feels like the least we can do.”
Justin Mitchell a former international paddleboarding champ who now runs the Jamie Mitchell School of Paddle and Surf says that the event has already had great support from local business through the donation floodlights and other equipment needed to safely stage a paddling event throughout the night.
The trio of paddleboarding champs are encouraging all members of the paddleboarding community to get involved with the event this weekend. All monies raised through the paddle marathon will be donated to flood victims through the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.
Individuals and teams wishing to take place in this great community event should contact Justin Mitchell to register on 0416 075 994.
When – Saturday the 5th of Feb Starting Midday-to-Midday Sunday the 6th of Feb
Where – Currumbin Creek (Winders Park)
Contact – Justin Mitchell 0416 075 994