03. October 2020 - 8:30 till 17:00
91 Allen St, New York, NY 10002-3001, United States, Jersey City
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2020 Catchalina Challenge | Saturday, 03. October 2020

*** UPDATE***

The Catchalina Challenge will be postponed until Fall 2020.


A few weeks ago, tragedy struck when fire broke out at 70 Mulberry. The building is home to community groups including Chinatown Manpower Project, Museum of Chinese in America, United East Athletics Association, among others.

Catch 22 NYC Dragon Boat team is opening up our annual Catchalina erging event to the paddle community to use as a fundraiser for the recovery of this important building. Fundraising + community building + competition = Fun Time :)



Catchalina is named for the Wild Buffalo Relay that takes place from Catalina to Newport Beach. Catch22 recreated this event on ergs! Each erg is set to 60K and teams comprised of 3 or 4 paddlers will have 7 hours to complete all 60K. There are NO restrictions on who your paddlers are or how much each paddler ergs. Just finish 60K on your erg within 7 hours. We aim to have ~12 ergs at the facility. If you have an erg, bring it! If not, it will be provided.


•$50 registration fee PER TEAM (of 3-4 paddlers) in the form of a donation to UEAA's GoFundMe page will get you an erg! https://tinyurl.com/UEAAGofundme

•3-4 Paddlers (no restrictions on age, gender, strength) per team/erg

•Finish 60K in 7 hours

•Solo paddler? We will find you a team :)


*Strategize - Do all paddlers erg the same amount of time? Same distance? When does each paddler erg? YOUR TEAM DECIDES! *Catch22 thinks it's best to share the pain fairly among your teammates! Last year teams varied in their strategies - all that matters is you conquer 60K with some type of smile on your ****!


> All participants who erg will each receive a commemorative gift, that they can wear proudly for completing this feat of endurance!

> Fastest team will receive a special award so... be strategic.

> Depending on registrants, divisions may develop and will be communicated before event day.


There will also be raffles for prizes! Raffles are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, 10 for $20. Presence not required to win. Venmo.com to send payment to email, Chasepay to email or Paypal to email (select personal payment and enter Catchalina in memo).

Raffle prizes include:

-Burnwater Reactor III Carbon Pro 380 paddle

-A Hornet Sports Carbon Fiber Paddle (any size any design)

-One round trip Jetblue Companion pass (must be a traveler with a flexible schedule)

-Amazon Fire Tablet

-And more!

If you're interested in participating, or even if you can't, but want to help out this great cause, please email email with your interest (or questions!) and we'll provide you with further details.

We hope you and your team will join us to lift up our neighbors, and to foster a stronger dragon boat community in New York.

First Register First Erg