ST. LOUIS – It may not be as well known as the America’s Cup, but the annual Paddle With Your Pooch boat race at the Boathouse in Forest Park has become a summertime tradition for many St. Louis families. The dog-and-master competition, now in its ninth year, kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 at the Boathouse, with competitors racing in paddleboats across Post-Dispatch Lake. The event will feature three heats followed by a final race to determine the top dog. An awards ceremony will follow the last race.
Food, drinks and Paddle With Your Pooch T-shirts will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this event benefit Forest Park Forever. To request more information or schedule an interview, please contact customer service at (314) 367-2224 or email@example.com.
WHAT: Ninth annual Paddle With Your Pooch dog-and-master boat race
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 2012, beginning at 1 p.m. (schedule below)
WHERE: The Boathouse in Forest Park
WHY: To benefit Forest Park Forever
HOW TO ENTER: The entry fee is $40 per dog-and-master team and includes registration plus one Paddle With Your Pooch T-shirt. (Additional T-shirts may be purchased.) Maximum occupancy per paddleboat is three humans plus one pooch. Please register online at www.boathouseforestpark.com. Pre-payment by credit card is required. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 25 teams have registered for each heat. Additional entries will be put on a waiting list in the order received. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
1 – 1:30 p.m. – First Heat
2 – 2:30 p.m. – Second Heat
3 – 3:30 p.m. – Third Heat
3:30 p.m. – Final race, immediately followed by the awards ceremony
We suggest parking in one of the Muny lots after the Boathouse lot is full.
Check the Weather:
In case of inclement weather, watch for a cancellation message at www.boathouseforestpark.com.
About the Boathouse:
Located on Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park, the Boathouse uniquely combines the best of
recreation, dining and fine spirits. The Boathouse restaurant is open all year and accepts
reservations during the winter months. Boat rentals are available year-round, weather
permitting. For more information, please visit www.boathouseforestpark.com.