June 1 – Paddlepalooza in Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills

June 1 – Paddlepalooza in Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills

The City of Auburn Hills and the City of Rochester Hills are proud to announce that they are once again partnering for the 11th Annual Paddlepalooza. Paddlepalooza is an annual canoe/kayak race and adventure river paddle down the Clinton River on Saturday, June 1.

Participants will launch their watercraft starting at 8:30 a.m. with the men’s and women’s kayak race, followed at 8:45 a.m. by the two-person canoe race, then the adventure paddle at 9:00 a.m. This exciting event begins from the banks of Riverside Park (corner of Auburn and Squirrel Roads in downtown Auburn Hills) and will finish at River Crest Banquet Center (900 West Avon Road in Rochester Hills).

“Auburn Hills is proud to be defending the Mayor’s Cup title for the fifth the straight year, and we are hoping for another repeat win. I hope that Mayor Barnett has been training for this event. The Clinton River helps add to the sense of community by connecting our two cities and neighborhoods, and improves the quality of life for all of our residents and visitors. It’s one of my favorite events of the summer,” said Mayor Kevin McDaniel.

The 2019 event offers three paddling activities to choose from: an eight-mile one-person kayak race; an eight-mile, two-person canoe race; or an eight-mile adventure river paddle. The races and river paddle all conclude near the patio at the River Crest Banquet Center overlooking the river where lunch will be served and awards will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each race class, and participants will receive lunch and an event shirt.

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