Race for Life to Benefit Kin On


Race For Your Life is a human powered watercraft race series, consisting of four challenging distance (6-16 miles) race. One of the races is called The New Year’s Challenge, which will take place on Saturday, January 7th at 11am. Compete against outrigger canoes, surf skis, kayaks, standup paddle boards and many other human powered crafts. Witness some of the best paddlers the Northwest has to offer as they race from Gas Works Park, through the Montlake Cut, north to Magnuson Park and finally finishing at Sandpoint.

Along with providing an environment for competitive racing, the Race For Your Life organization is committed to supporting charities who strive to increase the quality of human life. This year, Race for Life has chosen Kin On ( to be the recipient. Serving the community for over 26 years, Kin On’s mission is to support the elderly and adults by offering a comprehensive range of health, social and educational services sensitive to their cultural, linguistic and dietary needs. Kin On Health Care Center is recognized as a 5-Star nursing home by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has won numerous recognition and awards.

For a $40.00 registration fee, each participant receives a race jersey, lunch and shuttle service after the race. Lunch will be provided to all participants by the Hungry Paddler at the end of the race at Sail Sand Point. $5 tickets for prize drawings will also be available and all drawing money raised goes directly to Kin On. For more information, visit the New Year’s Challenge website at or contact Heidi Wong, Kin On’s Director of Fund Development; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 206.721.3630 x126.

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