Great Dock Canoe Race

Saturday, May 9, 2020. The Annual Great Dock Canoe Race, jointly sponsored by The Dock at Crayton Cove and Riverwalk restaurants, began as a community event, and has stayed true to its roots.

Each year proceeds of the event are contributed to a local organization working for the town's benefit.

Operating as usual

[04/16/21]   Hi friends!

Thank you to everyone who messaged us about the Great Dock Canoe Race! It is great to know that it is as important to you as it is to us. Last year, we were forced to cancel the Great Dock Canoe Race. This year, the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus simply made it infeasible to put on the Great Dock Canoe Race that we know and love. We are bummed. We know you are too. BUT, we promise you that we plan on coming back bigger and better than ever. Hang in there with us .... the 2022 Great Dock Canoe Race will be worth the wait!

05/20/2020

Coronavirus may have cancelled the crowd but couldn’t stop these race veterans from competing for the 44th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race crown! Kim Kelsey and Tyson Beebe finished 21:00 and Bill Ervin and AJ Ervin finished 20:50. Tradition lives on and we look forward to getting back to normal with next year’s event.

05/20/2020

History made. History preserved.
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The Races were cancelled but THE RACE still happened. Bill Ervin and Kim Kelsey have raced each other with their respective partners since 1985. They ran the practically professional race this year (with an extra loop around the Gordon River Bridge for fun) because they love the Great Dock Canoe Race and wanted to help keep the tradition alive.


#paddlesinpandemic #paddlesinquarantine
#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida

04/22/2020

Sun shirt giveaway! Pre-order deadline for GDCR 44th Annual Paddles (Pandemic) in Paradise shirts is Monday April 27th. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive a Great Dock Canoe Race Sun Shirt. For your chance to win you must tag three friends in this post AND share from now until Monday’s pre-order deadline.
👕 ☀️ 🛶 🏝 🏴‍☠️ 🦜 🍹
To order your shirts please visit https://www.greatdockcanoeraces.com/shop


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#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #greatdockcanoeraces2020 #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida #thedockatcraytoncove #naplesbay #paddlesinparadise #naplesjaycees #naplesjuniorchamber #gdcr #naples #naplesfl #covidcanoeraces @ Naples, Florida

04/20/2020

Great Dock Canoe Race's cover photo

04/17/2020

Attention Paddlers! It is our turn for the now too common “we’re super bummed COVID-19 cancelled our event” post. We hoped that we could safely host the Great Dock Canoe Race for our community that could really use a fun day in the sun right now. We ultimately decided that just really is not a good idea. We want to do our part to keep you healthy, Naples, so we decided to cancel the 44th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race. We know. It sucks. But, we will be back next year healthy and ready to paddle!

Even though the event is cancelled, we still want to give back. We are selling theme t-shirts and posters updated for these crazy COVID-19 times. Sale proceeds will be donated to local organizations helping those impacted most. Please go to our website to order!

Buy here:
https://www.greatdockcanoeraces.com/shop




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#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #greatdockcanoeraces2020 #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida #thedockatcraytoncove #naplesbay #paddlesinparadise #naplesjaycees #naplesjuniorchamber #gdcr #naples #naplesfl #covidcanoeraces #quithoardingtoiletpaper

03/08/2020

Time is wastin’ away if you wanted to be a corporate sponsor of the 44th Annual Great Dock Canoe Races and see your logo included on this year’s poster. Deadline is 3/12 for artwork!
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Visit our website www.greatdockcanoeraces.com to register or become a sponsor. Also visit our Facebook event page for more details.



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03/05/2020

Alright alright alright beach bums... the best day of the year is almost here. Tell your friends!
🛶 🏝 🌊 🧂 🍔 🌴 🏴‍☠️ 🦜 🏖 🌅
Visit our website www.greatdockcanoeraces.com to register or become a sponsor. Also visit our Facebook event page for more details.



#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #greatdockcanoeraces2020 #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida #thedockatcraytoncove #naplesbay #paddlesinparadise #naplesjaycees #naplesjuniorchamber #beachbum #gdcr #naples #naplesfl

03/03/2020

Come try your luck at the 44th Annual Great Dock Canoe Races! Racers and sponsors alike please visit our website www.greatdockcanoeraces.com. Also visit our Facebook event page for more details.



#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #greatdockcanoeraces2020 #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida #thedockatcraytoncove #naplesbay #paddlesinparadise #naplesjaycees #naplesjuniorchamber #goodluck #jimmybuffet #margaritaville

03/01/2020

🛶 🏝 🌊 🧂 🍔 🌴 🏴‍☠️ 🦜 🏖 🌅
We are about 2 months away from the 44th Annual Great Dock Canoe Races! Hope you’re working on your paddling skills, as well as, your best tropical attire for this year’s Paddles in Paradise theme.

🛶 🏝 🌊 🧂 🍔 🌴 🏴‍☠️ 🦜 🏖 🌅

Visit our website www.greatdockcanoeraces.com to register or become a sponsor. Also visit our Facebook event page for more details.



#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #greatdockcanoeraces2020 #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida #thedockatcraytoncove #naplesbay #paddlesinparadise #naplesjaycees #naplesjuniorchamber

02/18/2020

Great Dock Canoe Race's cover photo

02/18/2020

We’re coming back! The Naples Junior Chamber is pleased to announce the date, theme and charity beneficiary for the 44th Annual Great Dock Canoe Races! “Paddles in Paradise” will take place May 9, 2020 at The Dock at Crayton Cove and local nonprofit organization ABLE Academy is this year’s charity beneficiary. Visit our website www.greatdockcanoeraces.com to register or become a sponsor. Also visit our Facebook event page for more details.



#greatdockcanoerace #greatdockcanoeraces #greatdockcanoeraces2020 #gdcr2020 #naplesflorida #thedockatcraytoncove #naplesbay #paddlesinparadise #naplesjaycees #naplesjuniorchamber

06/21/2019

We were honored to give a $5,500 check to the the @cc4hassoc today! They do such great work for kids in our community and we are so happy to help their mission. Thank you to everyone who made the 43rd Annual Great Dock Canoe Race special. See you at the 44th!

43rd Annual Great Dock Canoe Race 05/15/2019

Photos from the 43rd Annual Great Dock Canoe Race courtesy of Sugarshack!

Photos from the 43rd Annual Great Dock Canoe Race courtesy of Sugarshack!

naplesnews.com 05/12/2019

Hundreds of spectators enjoy the 43rd annual Great Dock Canoe Race in Naples

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.naplesnews.com/amp/1139382001

naplesnews.com Spectators enjoyed clear skies and light wind as paddleboards and canoes fought their ways to the finish line during the Great Dock Canoe Race.

05/12/2019

Marine Industries Association of Collier County- MIACC

What a fun morning at the Great Dock Canoe Race!! We are proud to sponsor the Beach & Bay Coastal Cleanup this year for this Naples tradition! Special thanks to Kelly Sprigg of Sprigg Yacht Consulting and Tamara Boxx of è Bella Magazine for representing us in the sponsors race 🚣🏼‍♂️🏁

05/12/2019

Our team was up early this morning picking up trash on Keeywaydin!
Thank you clean water sponsor Marine Industries Association of Collier County- MIACC!

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05/10/2019

There will not be a shortage of entertainment throughout the day. @memphisonair will be spinning on the water, Bramel Walker is bringing the acoustic vibes at 12, and @rootsofarebellion all the way from Nashville is going to rock Crayton Cove at 1. Don’t miss this Naples! Thanks again to our friends @sugarshacksessions and @artisticscience for making this possible. @ The Dock at Crayton Cove

05/10/2019

Whether you come by land or water, make sure to say thank you to the many people that make this great event possible.

05/09/2019

The next best thing to cold hard cash? Cold hard steel. Thanks to the talented @main_made we have some awesome trophies for our winning athletes. The bar has been set high this year but we know you’ll break right through it. Do you have what it takes? See ya Saturday! 🤙🏼.

05/09/2019

The Great Dock Canoe Race would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please make sure to visit these businesses and give them a big THANK YOU. 🙌🏻👏🏻

The Dock at Crayton Cove Riverwalk Restaurant - Naples, FL Naples Daily News Arthrex Coastal Beverage, Ltd Sugarshack Zampogna Flores, PLLC Ruffgers Dog University - Naples Marine Industries Association of Collier County- MIACC City of Naples, FL - Government Artistic Science @coreconstruction Gator Motorsports of SWFL Gallagher Lutgert Insurance IBERIABANK Woods Weidenmiller, Michetti, & Rudnick - Attorneys at Law Naples Outfitters Forge Engineering, Inc. Taylor Rental / Party Plus - Naples FL Sunshine Ace Hardware Scoutin' the Trails Daane Properties SVN KOVA North Naples Crossfit Kiss My Ice Woodward, Pires & Lombardo P.A. Bottoms Up Bungalow Sticky Holsters Life In Naples Uniforms Unlimited Tavern On The Bay Sports Bar & Grill Calusa Bay Design Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, Inc. Narrative Coffee Roasters

05/09/2019

We know that parking can be tight downtown, so we have arranged a FREE trolley to the race that will stop at the two parking garages downtown and the Norris Community Center. Please be mindful of our neighbors when parking. Visit www.greatdockcanoerace.com for the shuttle map.

05/07/2019

Line up and paddle out. The 43rd GDCR is coming in hot with
@naplesjuniorchamber
@rootsofarebellion @sugarshacksessions @artisticscience @bramel.like.camel @memphisonair and so much more. Boards hit water at 9am. Beer starts flowing at 10am. See you out there!

05/07/2019

We are excited to have local artist @rouse_art live paint a paddleboard at the Great Dock Canoe Race! We will sell raffle tickets throughout the day for your chance to win the paddleboard! We will announce the winner after the canoe race awards ceremony. Remember all proceeds from the event this year benefit the @cc4hassoc



Thank you to our sponsor @naples_outfitters for donating the board!

05/07/2019

The Great Dock Canoe Race is Saturday! Are you thinking about entering the theme parade, paddleboard race, or canoe race? Head on over to www.greatdockcanoerace.com and register!

05/06/2019

You can catch local musician Bramel Walker playing at the Great Dock Canoe Race! Saturday is going to be a fun-filled day. We look forward to seeing you at the Great Dock Canoe Race!

05/03/2019

We won’t promise you beach bungalows ... but we will promise a fyre 🔥🔥 party at the Great Dock Canoe Race on May 11th. Be there! 🚣‍♀️☀️🌴

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The Naples Junior Chamber (“Naples Jaycees”), the local chapter of Junior Chamber International, has served the Naples community for more than 50 years! That’s a lot! We are a thriving young professional organization known for providing young, active citizens with opportunities for networking, community service and professional development. In 2017, we had the privilege of taking over one of Naples’s oldest traditions: The Great Dock Canoe Race. It was a great honor! The Great Dock Canoe Race is an annual community event / canoe race that takes place in Crayton Cove, Naples. It is known as an “end of season” event that is equal parts competition and fun! The proceeds of the Great Dock Canoe Race have benefited local charities for 41 years. In 2017, not only did we keep the tradition alive, but we added to the fun by including a paddleboard race and live entertainment in Crayton Cove. This year, the net proceeds from the Great Dock Canoe Race will benefit Charity for Change, a local non-profit organization whose mission is “to create and promote opportunities for charitable giving as a way of living through character education and community engagement.” We are excited to support an organization that has such an important impact on children in our community and teaches them how to give back themselves! 2018 Committee Members: Matt Flores, Taylor Flores, William Diaz-Garcia, Ron Kezeske, Bryan Flores, Maureen Camacho, Kenny Main, Jenna Main, Alyson Vogt, Liz Brown, Meredith Curley, JJ Dick, Jennifer DeVries.
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