Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2012

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25 Mar 12 @ 7:00 am


Blues Point to Clontarf


Blues Point, Blues Point, NSW, 2060


Kirrilly Macnamara



Lifestart Kayak for Kids 2012

Lifestart Kayak for Kids is New South Wales’ own unique paddling event that attracts competitors and spectators from all over Sydney to benefit Lifestart’s early childhood intervention services for children with a disability or developmental delay. Set to take place on Sunday 25 March 2012, paddlers will face the challenge of paddling beautiful Sydney Harbour in a variety of paddle craft in an exciting 17.5km race from Blues Point to Clontarf.

The race has been run for the past four years and Kayak for Kids 2012 will once again expose participants to what kayak racing is all about with the inspiring backdrop of the harbour and bridge. Serious kayakers are welcome to participate in this one of a kind time trial as it hugs the northern shores in solo or double craft. And, for the novice kayaker, the course runs in four stages of approximately 4.5km for competitors to form relay teams of up to 12 people. The race will see paddlers extend their paddling accomplishments while promoting a friendly rivalry amongst participants in the quest to win the Corporate Challenge Cup.

Kayak for Kids is Lifestart’s major annual fundraising event and paddlers are asked to raise as much as they can in support of Lifestart’s specialist services for children with a disability. Former World Ironman champion, Guy Leech, is the event ambassador for the second year running and will be racing again in 2012. Guy was impressed by people’s willingness to get in the water and have a go… “Kayak for Kids is a unique paddling challenge on beautiful Sydney Harbour for everyone from beginner to serious kayaker. It is also a great opportunity for kayakers to raise money for kids with disability whilst paddling past the city’s icons including Luna Park, the Opera House and Fort Denison before heading into middle harbour and on to leafy Clontarf for the Lifestart family picnic. So get your family, friends and workmates together and come out for a fantastic day on the water.”

Lifestart Kayak for Kids is the perfect vehicle for family, friends and workmates to enjoy the harbour in a unique team building event while supporting Lifestart. There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the event giving businesses the benefit of positive promotion as supporters of children with a disability in our community.

Entries will open in November 2011 at and more information on the event in 2012 can be obtained by contacting Kirra McNamara on 0424 150 062 or email