From World Wildlife Federation: Panda Paddle





You, WWF, a paddle. On a mission to save the planet’s wild waters and natural places. It is time to love it, or lose it.


Between August 20–22, 2021 you can join with nature lovers all over the country by enjoying your favorite paddle sport on your favorite body of water
with WWF’s Virtual Panda Paddle.


This year’s event offers a couple of exciting ways to participate:

Recreational Paddle

Nature provides a solace that has never been more important to our physical and mental health. The Recreational Panda Paddle is a way to connect
with nature by being in it.

How you paddle is entirely up to you:

  • You can standup paddleboard (SUP), kayak, canoe, surfski, etc.

    • You can go for a short paddle around your favorite lake or you can challenge yourself to paddle further than you ever have before.

    However you decide to participate, we encourage you get out on the water and experience the calming power of nature while you raise funds to
    protect it.



    Virtual Competition


    You can sign up for either a 5K course or a 10K course and use a fitness tracker to keep track of your time.


    And since we won’t be able to host in-person training clinics, race director Anthony Vela is on board to share virtual SUP training videos to get you
    race ready!


    Then from August 20-22, take to the water with your favorite activity tracker turned on. Take a screenshot of your time and send it to the Panda Paddle
    team who will compile the results and share on our website!


    And as always, the funds you raise as part of this event will help protect our ocean, fresh water, forests and all living things.






    When you register for WWF’s Virtual Panda Paddle,
    you’ll make a one-time donation of $30 and will receive a page on our website to raise funds and awareness for WWF’s conservation work. Then between
    August 20–22, it’s up to you! Choose a time and location to take to the water and paddle for a purpose.