JANUARY 25, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Pittsburgh continues to win at most things.... But, now is
your chance to personally register and help Cleveland Metroparks in
the "Guinness Book of World Records Canoe & Kayak
Challenge," and reclaim a record from Pittsburgh!
Registration forms for the "Canoe & Kayak
Challenge" are now posted and can be downloaded from the
official website: canoeandkayakchallenge.blogspot.com.
The record attempt is on Saturday, May 21 at HinckleyLake in
Ten years ago Cleveland Metroparks put out an "ABB"
(all-boats-bulletin) and set the record with 776 canoes and kayaks
on May 19, 2001. Seven years later, Inlet, New York claimed
the record with 1,104 boats and now Pittsburgh holds the current
record with 1,800 boats set June 2010. This is the 2011
"ABB" to help reclaim the record!
Registration to participate is $10 per canoe or kayak and $7 per
person for additional riders in the canoe or kayak. Proceeds
will benefit Cleveland Metroparks "Outdoor Education Summer
Camp Scholarship Fund."
Check-in and launching is from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and the
"Challenge" is at 11:30 a.m. Participants must
bring their own canoe or kayak, as well as life jackets and
paddles. The Ohio Division of Watercraft has agreed to a
one-day license waiver for all participants, but all watercraft
must meet safety and operation regulations. Inflatable canoes
and kayaks are not allowed.
For more information, call 216-635-3200 or go to
The "Challenge" launching will be conducted from the
Swimming Area parking lot off Bellus Road in Hinckley Reservation,
between Hinckley Hills/Route 606 and State roads in
HinckleyTownship. Additional parking and shuttle
transportation will be available. The "Challenge"
will take place on HinckleyLake, just off the shore from Hinckley
Pittsburgh may have the most Super Bowl wins and the Guinness
record, but come May 21, Cleveland Metroparks plans on owning the
"Guinness Book of World Records Largest Raft of Free Floating
Canoes & Kayaks!"
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,