Welcoming paddlers of ALL levels to the 15th PADDLE-or-BATTLE on the scenic Appomattox River!  This section of river is flatwater and tidal, winding through beautiful marshy areas with lots of wildlife. Paddlers have a choice of a 10-Mile Leisure Paddle, 2-Mile Shorty Paddle, or 10-Mile Race (the battle!). Shorty Paddle starts at the Hopewell Marina at 11AM (No need for shuttle). Your registration includes shuttle, morning snacks, lunch, t-shirt, and handcrafted awards!   Proceeds support Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) conservation and stewardship programs.

NEW this Year – FREE Community Paddle! Come by the Finish Line Festivities at the Hopewell Marina to experience one of the biggest sources of fun our region has to offer. Outdoor rec experts from RVA Paddlesports will offer a variety of free paddling experiences appropriate for all ages and skill levels.

Kayak rentals are available. This year the race is going DOWNSTREAM with the outgoing tide. Register today!