Doug Benson Dam Dam Paddle Challenge

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Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Lake Gaston
  Oct 24 2020 . John H Kerr Dam, Boydton, VA 23917, USA

Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way. Our family was touched in a very personal way 12 years ago when Doug Benson was diagnosed with lung and then brain cancer. His cancer was very aggressive and took Doug from us far too soon.  As a result we've decided to make a difference by offering a unique endurance challenge to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The endurance challenge consists of a 32 mile course from Kerr Lake Dam to Gaston Lake Dam.  The challenge is open to Stand Up, Kayak, Canoe and Dory paddlers.  The leaders will complete the 32 mile event in an estimated 7 1/2 hours, and the 9 mile event in 1 1/2 hours.  We are looking for sponsors to donate per mile or per hour.  

The schedule of events is as follows:

Kerr Dam to Gaston Dam

32 Mile Endurance Challenge - Begin 8:00am

Kerr Dam to US 1 Bridge

5 Mile Recreation Paddle - Begin 8:00am

AF Wake to Gaston Dam

9 Mile Endurance Challenge – Begin 1:00pm

Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone's life. Please join our team or make a donation, because saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.

Any questions, contact us at

See you there!

Posted by William Lovelace

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