Beyond the Paddle Virginia Beach

We are excited to host the 4th annual Beyond the Paddle Virginia Beach event on Saturday, May 9 on the Chesapeake Bay beach here at Virginia Beach Resort Hotel! Register for the event here.beyond the paddle

Beyond the Paddle is a local community event in Virginia Beach that invites all to come out and enjoy a great day outdoors and on the water! There will be paddle board races for all ages, a beach walk, obstacle course, raffles, prizes, food and live music.

Beyond the Paddle founder, Mia Capps, started this event 4 years ago to to create family-fun while also raising funds for local charities. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Beyond Boobs Organization, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, and the Janice Capps Scholarship Foundation*. The goal is to bring awareness, prevention and support to the Tidewater community as we remember the lives that have been affected by cancer, and is open to all!

The event is hosted by Happy Winds Kiteboarding and Watersports and Tula Adventure Sports and is located at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Food is provided by the Trade Winds Restaurant. Check out their menu here.

Register for this event online** here, you won’t want to miss it!

Interested in helping out? Contact the hosts if you’d like to volunteer by sending an email to

*About the Janice Capps Scholarship Foundation:

This foundation was created to honor to the life and work of Janice Capps. Janice was a teacher at Kempsville Meadows Elementary School for 27 years. In her honor, a scholarship is awarded to one student per year from Kempsville Meadows Elementary School to help support and better their futures.

Event Schedule:

FRIDAY MAY 8, 2015 

5:30pm: Volunteer Meeting at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center – Horizons room

6:00pm-8:30pm: Racers Optional Packet Pick up and Board Drop Off at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center – Horizons room

**Midnight: Online Registration Closed


7:00am: Registation is OPEN on the beach of the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center

8:15am: Beach Registration is CLOSED

8:30am: Racers Meeting to discuss course 

9:00am: First horn for 8 and 4 mile race divisions

9:05am: Second horn for Flotilla and Beach Walkers

10:45am: Race and Flotilla wrap up. Food and Drink available for partipants only on the Tradewinds Deck.

11:00am: Kids Race – 13 or younger .5 miles

11:30am: Waterpark Relay Race – teams of four – all teams will use the same soft-top paddleboard model provided by Tula Adventure Sports. Sign up as single and we will assign you to a team. First 32 people registered.

12:30pm: Awards Ceremony 

SUNDAY MAY 10, 2015

Mother’s Day Brunch at Trade Winds Restaurant at Virginia Beach Resort Hotel. Reservations required. View the menu and more details here.