Free and Fun Paddle on Brices Creek

You can Paddle for HD

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Who: Kayakers, Stand Up Paddlers, Canoeists — Novice to experienced

What: Paddle for HD — to Raise awareness and money for HD Reach, a NC support organization for families living with HD

  • Race(s) at 9 am (register at 8 on site)
  • Open Paddle 10-2
  • Raffle drawing at Noon

When: June 4, 2016

  • Register for morning race on site @ 8am (click here for race manual)
  • 9 am kayak race(s)  — must bring your own kayak and gear
  • 10 am — check out free kayaks, personal flotation devices (PFD) and paddles
  • Noon — Raffle drawings
  • La Cocina del Coqui food truck will sell berages, Empanadas and Cuban Sandwiches.

Where: Creekside Park, Conglington Shelter (at the end of the road on the water)              1821 Old Airport Rd, New Bern, NC 28560

BringBottled water, sun screen, bug repellent, shoes that can get wet, snacks and money for raffle prizes and/or donations for HD research and family support.


Why: An event (and brain child of journalist Ben Casey) to enjoy the water, to learn about HD, and to offer donations to HD Reach.

Why: Sarah Foster and her family are living with HD in New Bern. She was determined to prevent HD from defining her life and decided to take control. This event, in its 4th year, was her inspiration to make a difference.


In Gratitude

What’s it going to be like?

Brices Creek is an open stream that is surrounded by woodlands. The water is calm and relaxing. Safety monitors will be on the river to alert other boaters to our presence.

What’s the level of difficulty?

Paddles and times are open-ended so you can go at your own pace.  This is easy water for any age or ability.

Questions about the river and kayaking?

Email Bill Hines at

General questions about the event?

Email Vana Prewitt

About HD Reach: 

HD Reach is a non-profit organization providing information, resources and support for NC families faced with Huntington’s Disease. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2000. The license is not an endorsement by the State. CSL #009057