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Blindfolded Boat Race 2024

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pledge Base

Register your Blindfolded Boat Race Team HERE!


How the race works:

Our second annual kick-off to summer is coming up at Norway Pond in Hancock!

Teams: Each team must have two people (but not more than two!) – The person in the front of the canoe gets the paddle and is blindfolded. At the back of the canoe the navigator yells directions to the paddler (the navigator doesn’t get a paddle). Remember: Costumes and canoe decorations are encouraged!

Canoes: Teams are responsible for bringing their own canoe. If you don’t have access to a canoe, we have a limited number of loaner canoes available. Please indicate on our registration form if you’d like to participate but do not have a canoe!

Divisions: Our race has two divisions:

  • Community Division: This division is for individuals, friends, and families. Each team must raise $100 (or more!) to compete in the race.
  • Business/Organization Division: This division is for teams who are racing to represent a group, organization, or business. Each team must raise $250 (or more!) to compete in the race.

All donations support Avenue A’s NH Gives Campaign –our biggest fundraiser of the year! This fundraiser makes our programs for local youth possible!

Race Day Schedule:

  • Teams will be sent a map of the race course prior to Race Day.
  • The course will be about a 10 minute paddle (or less if you’re fast!).
  • Boater check-in happens from 5-6pm on Race Day.
  • Teams must submit their pledge sheet at check-in to compete.
  • When you check in for the race, you will be assigned a bib number and a heat.
  • The fastest team from each heat will compete in a final “paddle-off” race at the end of the evening!

Prizes will be awarded in each Division for the following categories:

  • Fastest Time
  • Team that gets the most people to pledge in support of them
  • Best Costume/Boat Décor!

There will also be prizes for the “Paddle-Off Winner” and the fastest “Youth Paddler” (the fastest paddler age 16 or younger)!


June 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pledge Base


Norway Pond
Main St
Hancock, NH 03449 United States
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