To encourage another type of boating and enhance the recreational opportunities on Geist Lake, the Geist Marina will host their first annual “Fall Fling” on Saturday, October 6th.
“We want the whole family to come out and have a good time,” said Kent Duckwall, the Director of Operations at the Geist Marina.
The day begins at 9:30 am with registration for the 7.6 mile marathon around the south half of Geist Reservoir. Following the shoreline and pre-marked buoys, competitors will paddle their way from the Marina down to the dam and back.
While the marathon is taking place, stand-up paddle board classes will be given as well as introductory kayaking and canoeing clinics led by certified instructors. Guided kayak tours of Geist Reservoir and safety demos will be going on all day long.
During the afternoon, 500 meter sprint races will take place for all age groups. And if that wasn’t enough, Bella Vita will host a beer garden with refreshments and a free wine tasting in the afternoon. The event will end with an old-fashioned cook-out by Ted’s Smokehouse BBQ and awards presentation from 4:00-6:30 pm.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, all proceeds from the day will benefit Geist’s breast cancer dragon boat team, the Indy SurviveOars. To access the Facebook event page or registration form, go to their website or call 317-849-8455. Costs range from $10-$35 to compete in the races with rental canoes and kayaks available.