Join us for our 3rd Annual Kayak-a-thon as we paddle from Granite Pier in Rockport to Thacher Island (aka Twin Lights) and back. This event will help raise funds for the Thacher Island Association (TIA). The TIA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1981 by the Thacher Island Town Committee (TITC) and is dedicated to the restoration and on-going maintenance of the island and it's buildings.
Entry fee is $25, but you must raise at least $75 in donations to receive a gift bag (your entry fee counts towards your total sponsorship). Donated prizes will be given to the participants who raise the most money. A copy of “Twin Lights of Thacher Island, Cape Ann”, signed by Paul St. Germain, the author and president of the TIA volunteers, will go to any individual who raises over $200.
You must provide your own kayak. The official rental company for the 2012 Thacher Island Kayak-A-Thon is Discovery Adventures in Gloucester, MA. If you call 978-283-3320 and reserve one, they'll even bring it down to the pier for you.
Free parking and at Granite Pier for registered kayakers attending this event. You must present a copy of your registration form, or your PayPal receipt, to receive this benefit. The registration desk will open at 10 AM, and launch time will be 11 AM. This isn't a race with a hard start time, but it is fun to paddle out together.
We'll have refreshments & donated “goodies” for all participants donated by local vendors like Twin Lights Sodas, Top Dog hot dogs and a yummy selection of fresh strudels donated by Helmut Strudels. Participants are welcome a free tour of Thacher Island, led by Thacher Island Association volunteers, if desired.
The day went great, thanks to all who participated and/or sponsored a paddler. If you'd like make an after-the-fact contribution, no problem, just use this form ↓