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Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the local paddling community by sponsoring this highly visible and fast-growing weekly race


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Sponsoring this fun, weekly competition on Portland’s busy waterfront is a fantastic way to show your organization’s support for the paddling community!

Revenues from registrations only cover a portion of the costs involved in running the race series, so sponsors are essential to ensuring its long-term viability. Sponsorship funds are used to finance a race organizer salary, participant t-shirts, a racing software subscription, event promotion and supplies such as marker buoys and timers.


Sponsorship Options

East End Race Sponsorship Application

Thanks for your interest in supporting the weekly East End Race Series! Sponsors are essential to the viability of this community event. After you submit this form you will receive an email confirmation with additional details.

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Level of Sponsorship

Sponsorship benefits for each level are described on the race series webpage.
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Give the gift of paddling to your employees:

Become a Portland Paddle Business Member to give them access to free kayak and paddleboard rentals and discounts on introductory skills lessons! Plus, Business Members receive reduced rates when booking private tours, perfect for company outings and team building events.

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