Lorain Light Paddle Battle and Sunset Beach Fest
Part of the Erie Series, this paddle race includes sand castles, food and drink, adult beverages, live music, demos, paddle clinics, yoga, slack lining, and tons of try-it activities, all on Lakeview Park beach on Lake Erie.
2-mile race: Water start, paddle one mile of open Lake Erie to the amazing Lorain lighthouse, 180º buoy turn, and back for a beach finish.
8-mile elite distance race: Beach start, paddle 1 mile out to the Lorain Lighthouse, 180º buoy turn, back toward the beach, 90º buoy turn, head west for 3 miles to Beaver Creek, 180º bouy turn, head east 3 miles back for a beach finish. (Alternate course if the lake is too choppy: Beach start, paddle 1 mile out, around the Lorain Lighthouse, through the harbor, head south up the Black River for 3 mile, 180º buoy turn at 611 bridge, head back north for 3 miles, around the lighthouse, and back for a beach finish.)
Grom (youth) races: Short course just off the beach with water start, a buoy turn, and beach finish.