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And you thought the 2016 race was the last one. So did we, but……. IT’S BACK!
The Naples Junior Chamber, known as the “Jaycees,” have taken over the Great Dock Canoe Race to keep the Naples 40+ year tradition alive. The organization for young professionals plans to keep most things status quo for the Naples institution, started in 1977 as a celebration for locals at the end of the winter tourist season.
Featuring a “Back to the Future” theme, this year’s event will include new and updated activities, live music, sponsorship opportunities, and a streamlined online registration process. In addition to the traditional themed canoe race, and the “Tippycanoe VIP Sprint,” “Practically Professionals,” “Ambitious Amateurs,” “Next Generation,” and “Truly Tenacious” races, the Jaycees will add a stand-up paddleboard race. The Great Dock Canoe Race welcomes 1,500 spectators annually, and enlists the help of nearly 100 volunteers.
To learn more about the Naples Junior Chamber’s Great Dock Canoe Race or to register as a participant, please visit www.greatdockcanoerace.com
The Great Dock Canoe Race will continue to launch from Crayton Cove, in front of DePasquale’s restaurant, and go three miles up and down the Gordon River.
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